Vancouver Pride Parade is set to welcome over half a million people downtown this Sunday August 05, 2012, starting at 12:00pm. One of the biggest events of the year in BC.
- When: Pride Parade, Sunday, August 5, 2012, 12pm – 3pm
Pride Festival, Sunday, August 5, 2012, beginning at 2pm
- Where: The Pride Parade route begins at Robson St. and Bute in downtown Vancouver, proceeds west on Robson to Denman, then south to Beach Ave, ending at Sunset Beach, where the Pride Festival takes
Vancouver Pride has become the most exciting parade and festival in the City of Vancouver. What began as a small local march has grown into a nationally and internationally recognized LGBT event bringing more than 650,000 people into the streets in one day! Our Pride is spectacular with the summer sunshine, the crowds in their colours, the music, the dancing and the fun inclusive, family friendly atmosphere. With the support of amazing sponsors and volunteers, Vancouver Pride is one of the world’s premier celebration of culture and diversity
The Parade has a contingent of approximately 150 entries, including cars, floats and marching units. Among the regulars are the Vancouver Police and Fire Departments, Dykes on Bikes, PFLAG, Little Sister’s Bookstore, and many of the bars and clubs from the Davie Village.A regular feature of each Parade is an institution of Parade Marshalls. Often it is a person representing a country where simillar events are banned and gay people are still persecuted.
For more information contact Vancouver Pride Parade