Your Guide to Vancouver Pride

Plot out your itinerary for one of the year’s biggest annual parties.

2015 marks the 37th anniversary of Vancouver Pride, with this year’s edition bringing together people from all walks of life under the banner Gender Super Heroes. Bringing more than 650,000 people to the downtown core, the world’s fifth largest Pride parade and festival kicks off this weekend with a plethora of entertainment on offer. Here are some of our picks for you to check out this long weekend. Enjoy!#LoveWins FRIDAY, JULY 31Trans, Twospirit & Genderqueer Liberation and Celebration March5:30pmGathering and sign-making at Clark Park; march ends at Victoria ParkVancouverpride.caFreeDavie Street Pride Block Party6pm-12amDavie Street from Burrard to Jervis streetsVancouverpride.caFree for general attendance  ($5 for 19+ wristbands)Pride Dance Party9pm-latePumpJack Pub (1167 Davie St.)Vancouverpride.caTickets: $7 / 19+Odyssey Pride Friday9pm-lateThe Odyssey Bar & Nightclub (686 W. Hastings St.) $25 and up / 19+ SATURDAY, AUG. 1Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast8am-12pmBute Plaza (Davie St. @ Bute) by donationPride in the Village Barbecue12-4pmBute Plaza (Davie St. @ Bute)Vancouverpride.caEntry by donationLaugh Out! starring Elvira Kurt8pmVogue Theatre (918 Granville St.)Voguetheatre.comTickets: $29.50-$49.50 SUNDAY, AUG. 2 Parade Viewing at AllStar Wings and Ribs10amAllStar Wings and Ribs (808 Bute St.)Vancouverpride.caTickets: $35Parade Viewing at The Boathouse10amThe Boathouse Restaurant (1795 Beach Ave.)Vancouverpride.caTickets: $45Pride Festival and Market11am-6pmSunset Beach Park (at the end of the Pride Parade route, Beach Ave.)Vancouverpride.caFree37th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade 201512-3pmRoute: Along Robson St. and Thurlow St., heading west to Denman St. to Pacific St. and Beach Ave., finishing at Sunset Beach Park.Vancouverpride.caFreeDinning with Divas4pm-12amThe Boathouse Restaurant (1795 Beach Ave.) $45Swirl Party4pm-1amAllStar Wings & Ribs (808 Bute St.) $25 in advance, $30 at the doorUntoxicated (drug and alcohol-free outdoor party)7pm-12amShoppers Drug Mart parking lot (1125 Davie St.)Vancouverpride.caTickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the doorSimone Denny Live: A Friends & Company Pride Concert8pm-2amTwelvewest (1219 Granville St.)Friendsandcompany.caTickets: $30 (includes 1 drink); $99 (VIP: private bar, complimentary cocktails, prime views) / 19+Pride Youth Dance8pm-12pmCoal Harbour Community Centre (480 Broughton St.) by donation / Youth aged 14-25Pink: The Official Pride After-Party9 pm-lateLips Resto (1143 Davie St.)Vancouverpride.caTickets: $10 / 19+ SATURDAY, AUG. 8Pride Night at Whitecaps7pm-lateBC Place (777 Pacific Blvd.) $35, or $50 (ticket + Pride scarf)