The 38th Vancouver Pride Parade takes place on Sunday, as the West End welcomes one of the most beautiful and diverse parades in the world. Every year this celebration attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators, young and old, and is renowned on the international stage as one of the largest and most successful LGBTQ2+ events on the globe.
Vancouver Pride Parade 2016
Where: Downtown Vancouver along Robson, Denman, Beach Ave
When: Sunday, July 31st from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Road Closures: Robson closures starting at 7:00am, Denman closes at 10:30am, Beach Ave closes at 11:00am
(Update via City of Vancouver)
The following streets will be closed on July 31 (times are approximate):
1000–1100 Robson St. between Burrard and Bute from 7:00am to 2:00pm
700–900 Thurlow St. between Georgia and Nelson from 7:00am to 2:00pm
1100-1600 Robson St. between Bute and Denman from 10:00am to 3:00pm
800-1200 Denman St. between Robson and Beach from 10:00am to 4:00pm
1300-1700 Beach Ave. between Denman and Jervis from 10:00am to 4:00pm
- Local Hero: Danny Ramadan
- National Hero: Morgane Oger
- Role Model: Alex Sangha
- Posthumous Hero: Charity St. Peters
- It’s always HOT! Be sure to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, a hat, etc.
- Do not throw items or spray water at parade participants
- Parking along the Parade route is extremely limited so leave your car at home and take transit to the Parade
- Stay off road, let marchers come to you to get free swag and take photos from the side
Keep the fun going at the Pride Festival at Sunset Beach, where the parade ends up, starting at 11:00am. Enjoy even more Vancouver Pride events throughout the week by checking out the calendar, and other festivities like the Davie Street Block Party on Friday, July 29th.
Follow the Vancouver Pride Society on Twitter and Facebook for more information, and tag your social posts with #VanPride16.