Despite the dreary summer, Vancouver is about to get a helluva a lot more colourful as pride festivities roll into town the next few days. Each year, Vancouver’s Pride Parade gets larger and draws bigger crowds. Last year over 640,000 people lined the streets for Western Canada’s largest celebration of the LGBTTQ community and this year 700,000 are expected to attend. To put things into perspective that’s twice as many people that watched Santa march down Georgia Street during Christmas!
As Vancouver Pride celebrates its 33rd year, expect more fabulous floats, more elaborate costumes and an even greater number of people filling the streets of Vancouver with Pride.
Vancouver Pride Parade Route
The 2011 Pride Parade begins at Robson and Thurlow and travels through the downtown core, along Denman Street and ends at the Sunset Beach Pride Festival.
What: Vancouver Pride Parade 2011
Where: Starts at Robson and Thurlow and Ends at Sunset Beach
Start Time: 12:00pm
Date: Sunday July 31st, 2011