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Vaisakhi 2014 Vancouver Parade

DH Vancouver Staff Apr 09, 2014 9:55 am

Metro Vancouver is home to two large Vaisakhi Parades to choose from. This includes the Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade happening on April 12, 2014. It will be a day that marks both the New Year and the anniversary of one of Sikhism’s most important events, the establishment of Khalsa in 1699.

The parade attracts about around 100,000 spectators and is the largest parade held in the City of Vancouver outside the downtown core.

One of the aspects of the parade that attracts people from every culture is the celebration of Sikh cuisine and other foods. There will be free food (samosas, sweets, pizza, subs etc…) that can be found along the entire parade route.

Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade 2014

Where: South Vancouver, Little India

The parade starts at 11am at the Ross Street Temple (8000 Ross St at 64th), moves south on Ross Street to SE Marine Drive, then west to Main Street, north to 49th Avenue, east to Fraser Street, south to 57th Avenue, east to Ross Street and then returns to the Temple.

When: Saturday April 12, 2014

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (expect the parade to reach 49th & Main around noon, maybe later)

Map: 2013 Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade Route

View Vaisakhi Parade Route Vancouver in a larger map

View Vaisakhi Parade Route Vancouver in a larger map

Image by sheldon-b

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