Vancouver Pride Safety Commitment



The health and safety of our staff and visitors is our top priority. We have formed our policies using the guidance and recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada, HealthLink BC, Vancouver Coastal Health, and the BC Centre for Disease Control.

  • We ask that you please stay at home if you are feeling unwell and follow the directions of your local health authority.
  • For the safety of our staff, we are only accepting debit and credit on-site.
  • Sanitization of the tables and hand sanitizing stations will be available at various locations in the Hub. Staff will be sanitizing high touch areas regularly.
  • Portable washroom facilities are available. These will be sanitized frequently at regular intervals throughout the day.
  • Masks: Although not mandatory, it is encouraged that guests bring and wear their own masks for the safety of themselves and others.
    • Exceptions:
      • Masks are mandatory when on the dance floor.
      • Masks are mandatory for all staff.
  • Physical Distancing is encouraged while enjoying the Hub.
  • Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a guardian who is over the age of 18.
  • Food vendors on site have provided us with their COVID-19 protocols and have acknowledged and understand ours.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our COVID-19 safety protocols, contact us at hello@winterartsfest.com.


Virtual Code of Conduct

Vancouver Pride is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for EVERYONE.

While attending our events, we kindly ask you to follow the below guidelines.

  • Remain positive and accepting at our online events.
  • Use welcoming and inclusive language when commenting or engaging with others.
  • Respect people’s pronouns! If you get them wrong and the person corrects you, say “Thank you” instead of “Sorry!”
  • Stay vigilant of messages that solicit donations or payments. All of our online events are FREE to attend and we do not ask you to provide us with any financial information. Please be careful and never share passwords online. An exception is the Posh Ball, which is attendance by donation.
  • Please do not be ableist, racist, homophobic, transphobic or anti-2SLGBTQAI+ in any way.
  • Please do not assume things about anyone such as their sexual orientation, gender identity, pronouns, etc. If you are unsure, you can always ask politely.
  • Please do not sell or promote goods or services during our events. If you are interested in being added to our Business Directory and are a queer-owned business, please reach out to us at office@vancouverpride.ca.

Event organizers reserve the right to mute, block, or remove the offender with or without warning for violating any of these rules.

Page last updated February 16, 2022