Vancouver is home to a large number of international and gay specific events year round. Some of the major annual events are listed below.
Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival
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. For more information on dates and locations visit www.vancouverpride.ca or call 604.687.0955.
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Vancouver’s second largest film festival brings film lovers and filmmakers together to celebrate the best of independent queer cinema. Experience unexpected performances, celebrate queer community, participate in workshops and panel discussions and meet filmmakers and artists. This August, come flirt, chat and get a little wild at the hottest parties, galas and cinematic spectacles this side of the Pacific. For more information check out our website: www.queerfilmfestival.ca
GayWhistler Ski Week: WinterPRIDE
GayWhistler presents WinterPRIDE - with all the great elements of the traditional gay ski week and the "bonus" of a winter festival; a more comprehensive and exciting range of culinary, health & wellness, spa, and educational activities. For more information, visit: www.gaywhistler.com
For a more comprehensive list of upcoming Gay and Lesbian events in Vancouver, please visit the calendar of events section of Gayvan.com or pick up copies of Xtra West and Outlooks Magazine; available in the Davie Village among other locations.