Vancouver is home to a large number of international and gay specific events year round. Some of the major annual events are listed below.
GayWhistler Ski Week: WinterPRIDE
Jan 24 - 31, 2015
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
Queer Arts Festival
July 23 - August 9, 2014
QAF is Vancouver’s transdisciplinary arts festival celebrating queer art and artists through challenging art exhibitions, stimulating live performances and inspiring workshops. This Season’s theme is ReGenerations. A defiant reclaiming of the Nazi concept of “Degenerate Art”, the festival explores a collective queer heritage that is fecund, generative, and innovative. For more information, visit www.queerartsfestival.com.
Vancouver 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 www.vancouverpride.ca.
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
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. For more information, visit www.queerfilmfestival.ca
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 pick up a copy of Xtra; available in Davie Village, among other locations.