2017 marks the 39th anniversary of Pride in Vancouver, the most diverse festivals and parade in the city. There are over 20 Pride events throughout the summer and none draws as many people as the legendary Vancouver Pride Parade, with an expected audience of 650,000 on Sunday!
Vancouver Pride Parade
Where: Downtown Vancouver along Robson, Denman, and Beach Ave
When: Sunday, August 6, 2017 12:00pm to 3:00pm
The beautiful, diverse, colourful, and extremely fun Pride Parade is a staple of the Vancouver summer calendar, and with 130+ parade entries, there will lots of amazing floats you won’t want to miss.
This year, the Parade Grand Marshals are Carrie Serwetnyk, Fraser Doke (posthumously), and Tru Wilson with the other Wilson family members. All the Grand Marshals have made a significant impact on the LGBTQ2+ community, and we are honoured to acknowledge them.
Be on the lookout for volunteers from Safeway along the route again this year collecting toonies and other donations that will help fund another year of amazing events for the LGBTQ2+ community and beyond.
Top off your parade experience with the Sunset Beach Festival from 11:00am to 6:00pm.
Vancouver Pride Parade Route
The parade will start on Robson at Burrard, turn down Denman to Beach Ave where it will finish at the merge with Pacific.
Vancouver Pride Parade Road Closures
There will be road closures and transit re-routes in place until about 4:00pm. Here is info from the City of Vancouver, which you can also get on the VanConnect app:
Sunday, August 6, 2017 7:00am to 1:00pm closures
Robson St from Burrard St to Bute St
Thurlow St from W Georgia St to Nelson St
Sunday, August 6, 2017 10:00am to 3:00pm closures
Robson St from Bute St to Denman St
Sunday, August 6, 2017 10:00am to 4:00pm closures
Denman St from Robson St to Beach Ave
Beach Ave from Denman St to Jervis St
Pacific St from Jervis St to Burrard St
For all of this information and more, follow the Vancouver Pride Society on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.