Meeting people in Vancouver is notoriously hard, but it can be even harder when you’re a member of the LGBTQ community.
Don’t fret – we’ve got you covered. Here are 14 LGBTQ social groups that meet up right here in Vancouver.
The LGBTQ chapter of the Vancouver Rock Climbing Group aims to unite the LGBTQ community through the power of climbing sessions. Meet like-minded people who enjoy climbing and having fun.
The Cutting Edges aim to create a friendly, fun environment for gay hockey players and anyone else who shares their love of hockey and wishes to participate.
Vancouver Frontrunners was founded in 1983 and is one of Vancouver’s longest-running LGBTQ sporting groups. With over 150 members in the Metro area, it’s also one of the largest. The group meets twice a week to take part in races, fundraisers, and sporting competitions – rain or shine.
The English Bay Swim Club aims to create a positive, inclusive space for LGBTQ people, especially trans and gender-variant people. Aside from competing, they hold social events around town on a regular basis.
This group aims to include all members of the LGBTQ community, along with straight allies, for weekly volleyball fun from June to August. Bump Volleyball Club meets every Tuesday at Spanish Banks and every Wednesday in Burnaby.
A Vancouver-based 10-pin bowling group for gay men to meet each other. Founded just this year, this group has 44 members, and you don’t have to be a bowling pro to join – all levels are welcome.
Faith / Spirituality
Despite what the name might suggest, Queer Women of Faith and Friends is inclusive to all members of the LGBTQ community, and everyone is welcome. The group meets to discuss faith and spirituality with potlucks, discussion groups, and “legendary” dance parties.
An LGBTQ group that welcomes members in White Rock, Delta, Surrey, and Langley to get together, exchange ideas, and play games. An active group of 238 members that’s been around since 2012.
While not strictly for LGBTQ women, it’s under the LGBTQ and lesbian categories, and is described as a safe space for women to meet and have fun. The description notes that it’s not a dating group, but a place for women to meet other women to partake in activities such as skiing, hiking, dancing, and camping.
A camping group for gay and bisexual men who enjoy the wilderness. The group is also open to nudists.
This group meets monthly to participate in events and then grab beers afterwards.
For gay dads or gay men who plan on becoming fathers sometime soon to meet other gay dads. The group meets to share ideas on parenting, adoption, surrogacy, and all things related to fatherhood.
For gay men who love motorcycles and going for rides around Metro Vancouver.
A dating group for trans and cis men to meet. This group meets periodically for social events, and the age range is wide.