Vancouver is home to a large number of international and gay specific events year round. Some of the major annual events are listed below.
Queer Arts Festival
Queer Arts Festival is Vancouver’s transdisciplinary arts festival celebrating queer art and artists through challenging art exhibitions, stimulating live performances and inspiring workshops.
July 31, 2016
Pride is not just a celebration for gays and lesbians. It's a celebration of diversity and anybody who shares the 'life is a cabaret' spirit will feel right at home! Parties, tea dances, cruises, a parade and a spectacular final event makes this an unforgettable celebration every summer.
August 11 – 21, 2016
Far from its humble roots, starting as a small volunteer project in 1989, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival is now the largest queer arts event in Western Canada. Each summer, the festival brings the very best in queer independent cinema from around the world to Vancouver.
Jan 23 - 31, 2016
This festival has it all! Combining all the great elements of the traditional gay ski week with the bonus of a winter festival, as well as a more comprehensive and exciting range of culinary, health and wellness, spa, and educational activities.
For a current and comprehensive listing of upcoming gay and lesbian events in Vancouver, please visit the "What's On" section of Gayvan.com; or check out DailyXtra.com’s weekly “Out in Vancouver” guide.