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August 1, 2022
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Ocean Art Works Pavillion
1531 Johnston St. Canada + Google Map

August 1, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

August 1, 11AM—5PM, Rainbow Lounge, Ocean Art Works Pavillion

Make lasting memories, have amazing adventures and celebrate Pride with your chosen family. Enjoy Science Surprises brought to you by Science World, a show about air pressure, electricity, moving objects and more! Come make a memory with FIN at the Vancouver Canucks Booth. Many more surprises and activities await! Finish off Pride weekend with those closest with you.

Celebrate Pride week at Vancouver Pride’s first-ever activation on Granville Island! Take in the views and art that the official Rainbow Lounge has to offer. Sip on cold drinks in the summer heat at the Ocean Arts Pavilion. Enjoy lounge-style entertainment featuring your favourite local drag performers and musicians.

Transportation: The #50 is making its regularly scheduled stops at Granville Island. 
#50 False Creek. The #50 False Creek bus comes from Gastown in the downtown area, along Granville St., and stops just off Granville Island, at the intersection of Anderson St. and West 2nd Ave. It will let you off on the southeast side of West 2nd Ave. Look for the large Granville Island sign and the yellow and rainbow-ed Kids Market along Anderson St. northward.

Parking: There are multiple pay parking lots on Granville Island. Learn more here: https://granvilleisland.com/parking-information-0

Water: There is a water refill station near the portable washrooms.

Food: The venue has light snacks for sale. However, there are food options nearby, but they close early. Feel free to bring in your own food if it will not create a mess.

Covid Protocol: Masks are strongly encouraged, and they are mandatory in the accessible viewing zone when not eating or drinking.

Washrooms: There are 4 portable washrooms and 1 wheelchair accessible one

Terrain: The ground is a mix of flat cobblestone and smoother pavement, but the terrain is generally flat and cement.

Scent: No scent protocol and the Rainbow Lounge is located outside so there will be fresh air.

Sensory Sensitivities: There are disco lights, as well as flashing lighting occasionally.

Seating: There are a variety of seating options, including armless folding chairs, bistro chairs with arms, and picnic benches. All seating is accompanied by a table. 

Shade: There is some coverage from trees and fixtures, and the venue is a mix of shaded and not shaded. There won’t be much direct sunlight as these events take place later in the day.

Accessible Viewing Zone: The accessible viewing zone contains foldable chairs and tables which seat about 18 people. If you need accessible seating and the designated accessible viewing zone is full, please find a staff member and let them know how they can assist you. 

Financial Barriers: No one will be turned away for lack of funds! Please send an email to boxoffice@vancouverpride.ca.


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