The finale of Vancouver’s official Pride celebrations is the annual Parade and
Festival on Sunday, August 1st, 2010. Here is everything you need to know to get
the most out of both!
Vancouver Pride Parade 2010
The Parade begins at Noon on Sunday, August 1st from the corner of Robson and Bute Streets, heads west down the hill to Denman Street, follows Denman to Pacific and Beach Avenues and finishes at the Sunset Beach Festival site. It is expected the parade will last for approximately 3 hours with the final entry reaching the Sunset Beach Festival at 3pm. Be sure to get here early – with hundreds of thousands of spectators anticipated you’ll definitely want to claim your best viewing spot well in advance of the start time.
Road Closures / Getting to the Parade
Street closures will begin at 8am along the parade route and will reopen at 3pm.
Parking restrictions will be in place. It recommended
you take transit rather than attempting to drive into the West End.
What to Bring
With summer temperatures expected to stay with us through to the Parade and Festival
on August 1st, be sure to bring plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated as well as sunscreen
and your hat! Also be sure to bring your loose change and watch for the Pride Society Toonie Brigade as they make their way along the parade route collecting donations
to help pay for all the festivities!
The Parade Route
Gay Vancouver Pride Parade Route 2010 in a larger map
Vancouver Pride Festival 2010
Immediately following the parade the festivities continue with the 2010 edition
of the Vancouver Pride Festival at Sunset Beach. With over 100,000 expected at
the festival to take in the local and international entertainment this is definitely
a part of Pride you don’t want to miss. Entertainment will include the headline
singer/songwriter Yehonathan as well as Kim Kuzma, Sugarbeach and a whole
lot more all hosted by Denis Simpson and Symone.
In addition to the performances, some 125 booths will be on hand with a
diverse range of products and services. A beer garden will also be onsite.
The festivities here will continue until 6pm.
Vancouver Pride Parade & Festival
Sunday, 1 August 2010 – Noon to 6pm
for more information.