Vancouver lands on top-50 list of world's best Pride festivals for 2019

May 28 2019, 6:43 pm

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A global vacation rental search engine has released its annual Pride Index for 2019, and this year, Vancouver Pride has made the list.

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Compiled by HomeToGo, the ranking includes 50 cities from 22 countries across the globe, and results are based on various factors, which include:

  • Travel connections
  • Year-on-year growth of the Pride festival
  • LGBTQ+ nightlife
  • LGBTQ+ laws
  • Accommodation affordability

In a release, HomeToGo said it used its own metasearch data to determine year-on-year growth and accommodation affordability.

This, they said, included the use of an online flight aggregator to compare the number of scheduled flights to each city, online mapping tools to count the number of LGBTQ+ bars and nightclubs, and for data “on laws that affect the LGBTQ+ community in each city.”


And this year, Vancouver found itself in the 42nd spot on the list, right behind Manila, and in front of Belfast.

São Paulo took first place, while Mexico City and Madrid ranked close behind.

“We are excited to discover a trend of YoY growth in searches for these 50 destinations during their Pride celebrations,” said HomeToGo’s Joanna Booth. “More and more travellers are choosing to take part in Canadian Pride celebrations — and making a vacation out of it.”

Booth added that she hopes the ranking will “inspire travellers to join the parade, immerse themselves in the local culture, and find new and exciting destinations to celebrate Pride this year.”

This year, a new three-day Davie Village Promenade event with a Pride Patio will be part of Pride Weekend this year, the Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) said earlier in May.

From August 2 to 4, 2019, Vancouver Pride Society will create a pedestrian promenade
through the historic Davie Village, welcoming community members to gather in a public

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