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Ultimate Vancouver Pride Guide: Top Events Happening In The City

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It’s the most colourful time of the year—the Vancouver Pride Parade is among us. It’s one of the city’s most highly anticipated events and Vancouver puts on one heck of an LGBTQ celebration.

There are various events happening across Vancouver to honour and celebrate the community.

Expect: displays of love, partying, rainbows, and glitter; lots of glitter.

Check out some of the epic events being held to celebrate Gay Pride 2017 in Vancouver.

RELATED: A Short History On Vancouver Pride Throughout The Years


Vancouver Pride Guide 2017

Prance on the Pier: Join in on a pride dance, the first of its kind—near North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay at the Shipyard Markets. It’ll be a free evening of food, games and DJs on August 2nd at 5pm.

Pride Undie Run: A run in your undies…obviously. Go for a brief jog at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 5:30pm on August 4th.

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Davie Street Party: Celebrate with a party of epic proportions. It’s the biggest event in the West End with multiple stages, food, and new art installations. It takes place on August 4th at 6pm.

Chicks Ahoy! Lesbian/Queer Boat Cruise Party: Panoramic views, dance floor, an outdoor deck—what more could you want? On August 4th at 7pm head to Magic Yacht Charters on 1601 Bayshore Drive.

Downtown: Lesbian/Queer Pride Party: Join in on the fun in the newly renovated basement of Celebrities Nightclub. Check it out on August 4th at 9pm.

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Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast: Honour one of the founders of Pride at this annual breakfast held on August 5th at 8am.


Sunset Beach Festival: On August 6th celebrate in the sun and sand at Sunset Beach. There’s going to be beer gardens, a stage, and a community zone. It kicks off at 11am and goes all day.

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39th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade: The event everyone is waiting for! It may just be the best year yet with tons of vibrant floats and festivities starting at noon on August 6th.

CruiseyT Pride Party Cruise: Visit Harbour Cruise at Denman & Georgia Street at 4pm on August 6th to party on Vancouver’s largest charter vessel.

Chicas Lesbian/Queer Afternoon Party with Rose Garcia: Kicking off at 4pm on August 6th is the pride favourite party; with pillows, pole dancers, picnic blankets, dance floors, and more. Think of it as part-garden party and part-day club. Also Rose Garcia, from “The Real L Word” will be there celebrating.

Hershe Bar-Lesbian/Queer Closing Party: Two clubs and six DJs at Canada’s biggest lesbian and gay nightclub party, kicking off at 9pm on August 6th.


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