Gay-Friendly Events

Vancouver is home to a large number of international and gay specific events year round. Some of the major annual events are listed below.

winterprideGayWhistler Ski Week: WinterPRIDE
Jan 26 - Feb 2, 2014

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:


green_wigVancouver Pride Parade and Festival
August 3, 2014

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 or call 604.687.0955.


vancouver_queer_film_festivalVancouver Queer Film Festival
August 14-24, 2014

– Far from its humble roots as a small volunteer project conceived in 1989, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival is now the largest queer arts event in Western Canada. Each summer, the festival brings to Vancouver the very best in queer independent cinema from around the world. From August 14 to 24, festival-goers can meet filmmakers and performers, participate in workshops and attend see-it-to-believe-it galas and after-parties.

For a more comprehensive list of upcoming Gay and Lesbian events in Vancouver, please visit the calendar of events section of or pick up copies of Xtra West and Outlooks Magazine; available in the Davie Village among other locations.

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