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July 31, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
September 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
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Ocean Art Works Pavillion
1531 Johnston St. Canada + Google Map

July 31, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - September 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

July 31, 3PM – 8PMOcean Arts Pavillion

We are happy to announce the first ever partnership between VPS and the Vancouver Gaymers. Celebrate pride the gaymer way. After you enjoy the parade, come meet us at Granville Island Ocean Pavillion, play some fun games (on table and screen) and make new friends. And if you’re a Smash Brothers player of any level, put your name in for our first ever Pride Smash Tournament. Entry is free and signing up ends at 5:30pm. Matches start at 6pm. We are also happy to announce we will close our event with a surprise music guest, rocking some of your favourite game tunes. By foot or aqua bus, make sure to visit this event!

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.


This event is free. To skip the line at all Pride Lounges on Pride Sunday, buy a SuperPass here. 

On the Stage

Shane holding guitar and vibing

Shane Steward is a multi instrumentalist from Vancouver, BC. His passion for VGM(Video Game Music) and Orchestral music drove him to start a one-man band, built around creating not only covers of popular Video Games, but also original Orchestral music. His youtube channel is based around this style of music and contains over 100 covers at this time. Additionally, he has been creating original music as a one-man Metal band for several years, including his most recent release, “Manic”. Shane is currently working on a follow-up album entitled, “Life is Strange”, for release in 2022.