Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival will be changing its route and location to improve accessibility, expand capacity, and enhance transportation options.

Vancouver Pride Society are excited to announce that the Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival will be undergoing some exciting changes this year. These updates were made following community consultations and aim to make the event more accessible, inclusive, and enjoyable for everyone who attends.

Starting this year, the Vancouver Pride Parade will begin at the intersection of Davie Street and Denman, and will proceed down Beach Avenue and Pacific Street, where it will end at the new festival site at Concord Community Park. The Vancouver Pride Festival will also be expanding its programming to the entire weekend, featuring entertainment, music and vendors over two days.

“We are excited to announce this change to the parade route and festival location, and to also announce that the festival will now be two days long,” said Madison Holding, Co-Executive Director of Vancouver Pride Society. “By moving to Concord Pacific Place and expanding the festival to two days, we are creating a more inclusive and accessible event that will accommodate a larger number of attendees”

The new parade route and festival site are also closer to key transportation options, making it easier for people to attend from all over the Lower Mainland.

Vancouver Pride Parade is taking place on August 6, 2023 and the Festival is scheduled to take place over August 5th and 6th, respectively.