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July 31, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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July 31, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

July 31, 12PM—3PM, Robson, Denman St, Beach Ave

It’s finally time to get Together Again! Join Vancouver Pride Society, 2SLGBTQAI+ communities, queer serving organizations, and allies in marching for the first in-person Vancouver Pride Parade in two years. Witness history, make memories and share space with the friends and chosen family you’ve missed. Gather, take up space and be your full authentic selves—together.

Safeway Canada and Kwantlen Polytechnic University will be the fundraising flag-bearers for this year’s Toonie Brigade. The Toonie Brigade carries a giant rainbow flag where folks can throw in their toonies, which go towards making Pride what it is today!

Date: July 31, 2022

Time: 12PM3PM

Location: Robson, Denman St, Beach Ave

Face covering policy: Masks are strongly encouraged at this event. There will be masks available at volunteer stations if needed. Please be respectful of everyone’s space and boundaries. 

Transportation: There will be an accessible shuttle.

Accessibility Shuttle to Sunset Beach Park
Depart Waterfront Station – 9:40amArrive Sunset Beach Park – 9:50am
Depart Waterfront Station – 10:25amArrive Sunset Beach Park – 10:35am
Depart Waterfront Station – 11:10amArrive Sunset Beach Park – 11:20am
Accessibility Shuttle to Waterfront Station
Depart Sunset Beach Park – 4:00pmArrive Waterfront Station – 4:15pm
Depart Sunset Beach Park – 5:00pmArrive Waterfront Station – 5:15pm
Depart Sunset Beach Park – 6:00pmArrive Waterfront Station – 6:15pm

Water: There will be water stations along the route. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bottled water.

ASL Interpretation: ASL Interpretation will be provided at the accessible viewing zone at Sunset Beach. 

Audio Descriptions: Vocaleye will be doing parade descriptions at the Sunset Beach Parade viewing zone. There will be a form made so people can reserve the necessary seating and equipment for descriptions. 

Terrain: Attendees will view from the sidewalk. The sidewalk is relatively flat and obstructions will be marked in high-visibility tape, chalk or covered.

Tables and seating: The accessible viewing zones can be seen HERE, plus one near Robson and Nicola on the same side as the volunteer tent. These areas will be covered by a tent and there will be loose chairs as seating, except for at Sunset Beach where we will have a riser/bleachers. 

First Aid: There will be staff members trained in First Aid. The first aid stations are the parade can be seen HERE.

Harm Reduction: The staff of Vancouver Pride Society will work alongside the onsite security and the volunteers to track and analyze any incidents at the event that may put any attendee, staff or performer at risk. Good Night Out Harm Reduction Volunteers will also be in attendance roaming the crowd.

Scent Reduction Policy: We ask performers and guests to refrain from wearing scented products; however, we cannot guarantee a completely scent-free space.

Sensory Sensitivities: The parade will be loud from lots of people and crowds. Amplified sound will also be used for music and announcements. Earplugs will be provided upon request.It will be hot and bright, so please bring sunscreen and water. There may be flashing lights. 

Washrooms: There will be washrooms along the route. 

Service animals are permitted.

Route SectionRoads ClosedTimes
Staging Area

Robson St. between Jervis St. and Burrard St.

Alberni St. between Bute St. and Burrard St.

Thurlow St. between W. Georgia St. and Nelson St.

Bute St. between Alberni St. and Haro St.

Jervis St Between Eihu Lane & Rosemary Brown lane

7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Robson Street

Robson St. between Jervis St. and Denman St.

*local access only until 11:30am, no access 11:30am-4:00pm

8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Denman Street

Denman St. between Robson St. and Beach Ave.

*local access only until 11:30am, no access 11:30am-4:00pm

8:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Beach Avenue

Beach Ave. between Denman St. and Jervis St.

*local access only until 11:30am, no access 11:30am-4:00pm

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dispersal Area

Pacific St. between Jervis St. and Thurlow St.

Beach Ave. between Jervis St. and Thurlow St.

*Local access only until 12:30pm, no access 12:30pm-3:30pm.

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Want to watch the parade in the comfort of CRAFT Beer Market? Buy tickets to our Parade Viewing Party for a chance to see our Parade Hosts in action!

If you don’t feel comfortable attending an in-person Vancouver Pride Parade, watch the live stream at vancouverpride.ca/live.

Vancouver Pride Parade Hosts

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