Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be marching in today’s Vancouver Pride Parade, the PMO confirmed this morning.
Trudeau has been vacationing in British Columbia for the past couple weeks and attended the Richmond Night Market on Saturday night.
This will be Trudeau’s fifth Vancouver Pride Parade, and the second time as Prime Minister. He made history in 2016 when he marched in Vancouver, becoming the first sitting PM to do so.
The streets of downtown are set to be packed today, as the annual parade will make its way through the city for a three hour-long route.
With approximately 150 entries expected to take part in the highly anticipated celebration, spectators will see a wide array of costumes and colours making their way along the streets.
The parade will begin at Robson and Thurlow, head west through the West End on Denman, before turning south to conclude at Sunset Beach for the Sunset Beach Festival where a medley of live music, vendors, and beer gardens will finish off Pride’s main event.
Read more to find out everything you need to know about the 2018 Vancouver Pride Parade.