Gay-friendly Vancouver


The largest gay population in Western Canada lives in this ocean-wrapped and snow-capped city. Its gay community is centred around two distinctly different neighbourhoods - the West End and Commercial Drive, both of which enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and boutiques catering to gays and lesbians.

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    Out in Vancouver Newsletter

    Tourism Vancouver's special edition LGBT newsletter, specifically written to spread the word about what's in when you're out!

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    Spend a little time in Vancouver, and your biggest problem is going to be deciding what to do while you're here. A gay-friendly, urban retreat on nature's doorstep, Vancouver has what you're looking for.

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  • Meet the Locals

    Meet the Locals

    Everyone knows that the best way to get to the heart of a place is by asking the locals what they love about their city! Read on for an insider's perspective on what to see and do in ths spectacular city. 

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  • Gay-Friendly Events


    Get a list of upcoming Gay and Lesbian events for 2015, including the Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, and much more!

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  • Weddings


    Same-sex marriages have been legal in British Columbia since 2003, but it was in 2005 that Canada became only the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.

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  • Guide to Pride

    Guide to Pride

    If you had any doubts about Vancouver's progressive, welcoming spirit, the Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival will heartily put them to rest.

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  • Gay-Friendly (TAG)  Hotels

    TAG Hotels

    These Vancouver hotels have all received TAG Gay-Welcoming accreditation.

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  • Gay-Friendly Resources


    Both Travel Marketing and the Vancouver Pride Society are excellent online resources that provide visitors with an insiders look at the gay-friendly side of Vancouver.

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