Vancouver Pride Parade Route, Road Closures

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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

Crowd Showing Pride Support

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.

Vancouver Pride Parade 2010

Top off your parade experience with the Sunset Beach Festival from 11:00am to 6:00pm.

Vancouver Pride Parade 2015

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.

View on page 40 & 41 of the Pride Guide

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

Vancouver Pride Parade 2010

For all of this information and more, follow the Vancouver Pride Society on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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  1. Lee HumphreySaturday, August 5th, 2017 — 12:49pm PDT

    I am from out-of-town and thank you for the verbal description of where the Pride Parade begins and ends. Having said, what I really need is a map …nothing fancy … North facing arrow, streets and avenues, major landmarks ie. water, bus routes, taxi and car accessibility,and, oh yes, wheelchair options … nothing fancy, just an inclusive map.

    We are finding it too complicated to plan how to get in and out with a wheelchair. Maybe next year there could be a wheelchair icon with all this type of preplanning and contact numbers to get on board.

  2. Rebecca BollwittSaturday, August 5th, 2017 — 1:08pm PDT

    Hi Lee,

    I have added a map and here’s a link to accessibility at Pride:

    Here is where I got the map, in the Pride Guide:

    I hope that helps!


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