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Accessibility

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In-Person Event Accessibility

Art Walk – July 19th to Aug 3rd

Art Walk FaceBook Page

  • Free in-person event
  • Multiple locations in Vancouver Accessible by Public Transit
  • Art piece information can be viewed on the Art Walk FaceBook page and in the document linked below:

Art Walk Information Excel Document

Stanley Park Brewpub Lounges: July 23rd – 25th, various time slots

Stanley Park Brewpub Lounge FaceBook page

  • Public transport: Closest bus stop is the #5 Robson. Exit at Denman and Barclay, follow Barclay and turn left on Lagoon Drive* (10 min walk), or exit at Pendrell and follow the seawall north, turn right at Park Lane and cross through the tennis courts (10-15 min walk). *Lagoon Drive doesn’t have a connecting sidewalk, walkway is on grass or the street
  • Parking: There are several paid lots including off Park Lane near the tennis courts. The parking cost is approximately $7.40 for 2 hours.
  • ASL interpretation: Available by request until 3 weeks prior to the event day. Please request this service in advance so that we can confirm an interpreter. Contact Accessibility@VancouverPride.ca or 604 687 0955.
  • Face covering policy: Disposable masks will be available for those who don’t have their own. We require all guests to wear a face covering.
  • Water: Free tap water is available at the indoor bar.
  • Meal options are available including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options, see https://www.StanleyParkBrewing.com/BrewPub/ for menu details. Please let your server know if you have any dietary restrictions.
  • Payment options: Debit/credit card payment is preferred, cash will also be accepted.
  • Gender-neutral washroom facilities will be available (via stairs or elevator). 
  • Terrain info: The brewpub has outdoor (grass), indoor and patio seating available. Entertainment viewing is via the outdoor seating only and requires attendees to be able to navigate flat grass areas.
  • Tables: each group booking will be allocated a table for up to 6 people. Table height will be between 710 – 865mm
  • Seating: Arm-less chairs or benches will be supplied. Alternative seating with arms will be available. All seat heights will be 450-500mm
  • First Aid is available on site, locate Brewpub staff for assistance
  • Service Animals are welcome
  • Scent reduction policy: We are operating in an outdoor public park and active restaurant. While we cannot control scents from the surrounding area, we do ask that our guests, volunteers, performers, and staff refrain from wearing strongly scented products. The premises is no smoking.
  • As we are serving alcohol, valid government-issued photo ID is required for this event

Vizzy Pride Lounge (19+) šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza) July 30th-Aug 1st, various time slots

Vizzy Pride Lounge FaceBook page

  • Public transport: The closest bus routes are #4, #7, #10, #14, #16 all stopping at Granville and West Georgia. From West Vancouver, buses #250 and #257 stop at West Georgia at Burrard. The closest skytrain is City Centre on the Canada Line.
  • Parking: Parkades cost a fee and can be located at Robson Square Complex (enter from Howe Street), Hotel Vancouver Parkade (enter from Hornby Street), and Pacific Centre Mall parkade (enter from Howe Street). The closest drop off point is at the Vancouver Art Gallery front entrance on Hornby Street.
  • ASL interpretation: Please contact us at Accessibility@VancouverPride.ca or 604 687 0955 to request ASL interpretation of the live music performance. We will do our best to accommodate requests for interpretation and generally need 2-3 weeks notice
  • Water: bottled water and non-alcoholic options will be available for purchase
  • Face covering policy: We require all guests to wear a face covering. Disposable masks will be available for those who don’t have their own
  • Payment options: For staff safety, we will not be handling cash. Debit and Visa/Mastercard payment options will be available
  • Washrooms: Gender-neutral portable washroom facilities will be available. The unit door width is 31.7″ (830mm) and the seat height is 19″ (521mm)
  • Terrain info: The outdoor lounge is situated on level concrete. 
  • This event offers table service
  • Seating: A variety of seating types will be available
  • First Aid will be available. See Front of House staff if you need assistance.
  • Service Animals are welcome
  • Scent reduction policy: We are operating in an outdoor public area and while we cannot control scents from the surrounding streets, we do ask that our guests, volunteers, performers, and staff refrain from wearing strongly scented products. No smoking or vaping inside the event
  • As we are serving alcohol, valid government-issued photo ID is required for this event

Stoli Pride Lounge @ Davie Village (Bute Street, opposite Jim Deva Plaza), 19+, 30th Jul – Aug 1st, various time slots

Stoli Pride Lounge FaceBook page

  • Public transport: The closest bus is the #6 route (stopping Davie St at Bute)
  • Parking: there is limited street parking along Davie Street. Underground paid parking is available at 1237 Davie St but it does not offer accessible parking stalls or elevator access
  • ASL interpretation: Please contact us at Accessibility@VancouverPride.ca or 604 687 0955 to request ASL interpretation of the live music performance. We will do our best to accommodate requests for interpretation and generally need 2-3 weeks notice
  • Water: bottled water and non-alcoholic options will be available for purchase
  • Face covering policy: We require all guests to wear a face-covering unless seated. Disposable masks will be available for those who don’t have their own
  • Payment options: For staff safety, we will not be handling cash. Debit and Visa/Mastercard payment options will be available
  • Washrooms: Gender-neutral portable washroom facilities will be available. The unit door width is 31.7″ (830mm) and the seat height is 19″ (521mm)
  • Terrain info: The outdoor lounge is situated on mostly level concrete. Curbs will have signposted alternative routes to a ramp/curb-cut access option.
  • Table service will be offered at this event 
  • Seating: A variety of seating types will be available
  • First Aid will be available. See Front of House staff if you need assistance.
  • Service Animals are welcome
  • Scent reduction policy: We are operating in an outdoor public area and while we cannot control scents from the surrounding streets, we do ask that our guests, volunteers, performers, and staff refrain from wearing strongly scented products. No smoking or vaping inside the event
  • As we are serving alcohol, valid government-issued photo ID is required for this event

VanPrideFest in Mount Pleasant, all ages, July 30th – August 1st, various time slots

  • Ticketing: Event is free but all guests must register in advance. We are now sold out and registration is closed.
  • Public transport: Closest bus stop is the #9 at W Broadway and Columbia St. Closest skytrain is Broadway-City Hall on the Canada Line
  • Parking: there is free street parking along Columbia St one block north of the park. Paid parking along 8th Ave $5/day or $1/hr
  • ASL interpretation: ASL interpretation is being offered at the following slots:  TOGETHER AGAIN, Ace & Aro Prom, Dyke March Sit-In and Commercial Drag (links below). The other time slots require advance notice (10 days) for us to book an interpreter. Contact Accessibility@VancouverPride.ca or 604 687 0955 if you have questions.
  • Mask policy: Disposable masks will be available for those who don’t have their own. We require all guests to wear a face-covering until seated in their pod.
  • Water: Drinking water will be available, bring your own water bottle
  • Bring your snacks and picnic blanket
  • Gender-neutral portable washroom facilities will be available. The wheelchair unit will be in close proximity to the entrance and has a gated area around the unit for added privacy. The unit door width is 31.7″ (830mm) and the seat height is 19″ (521mm)
  • Terrain info: Jonathan Rogers park is situated on mostly level grass. The most level site access point is via 8th Ave and Columbia St (sidewalk has an approx 3.6% slope)
  • Tables are not supplied at this venue
  • Seating is not automatically supplied. Chairs of a variety of styles will be made available at the accessibility seating area. You can request a chair upon arrival at the Will Call tent and chairs will be sanitized between guests
  • First Aid will be available on site
  • Service Animals are welcome
  • Scent reduction policy: We are operating in an outdoor public park and while we cannot control scents from the surrounding area, we do ask that our guests, volunteers, performers and staff refrain from wearing strongly scented products. Vendors with scented products will be placed away from the audience seating area and main pathways

Timeslot FaceBook pages:

Beyond the Binary Picnic FaceBook page Dyke March Sit-in FaceBook Page
The Power of Music FaceBook page Clean Sober Proud FaceBook Page
TOGETHER AGAIN FaceBook page Pride Wellness FaceBook Page
Teddy Bears Family Picnic FaceBook page Pride Picnic FaceBook Page
Ace & Aro Prom in the Park FaceBook page Commercial Drag FaceBook Page

Virtual Event Accessibility

40+ Years of Vancouver Pride History – July 25th at 6:00pm

Pride Summer Series – July 16th and 23rd at 6:00pm

Pride Summer Series FaceBook page

Drag Story Time – July 22nd and 29th at 10:00am

Drag Story Time FaceBook page

Drag Deliveries – July 26th to 30th at 4:00pm

  • Free virtual event
  • No ASL interpretation
  • Auto-generated captions on FaceBook and YouTube
  • Will be made available to watch on FaceBook, YouTube, VPS Live stream page and Twitch
  • Locations and times announced in advance to go meet the performers. This information is available on the FaceBook page linked below:

Drag Deliveries FaceBook page

Miss Persona Episodes – July 20th and 27th at 10am

  • Free Virtual Event
  • No ASL interpretation
  • Auto-generated captions via YouTube
  • Available on YouTube
  • Will only be available to watch until August 2nd

Family Programming FaceBook page

VanPride Classroom – Various dates/times

  • Free on Zoom, must register in advance to receive link
  • Live ASL interpretation
  • Auto-generated Zoom Captions
  • Session are not recorded for safety and privacy reasons

VanPride Classroom FaceBook page

Pride Proclamation – July 26th at 11:30am

  • Free virtual event
  • Live ASL interpretation
  • Live streamed to VPS FaceBook
  • Auto-generated FaceBook captions
  • Will be available on FaceBook to watch afterward

International LGBTQAI2S+ Rights Panel – July 27th at 6:00pm

  • Free on Zoom, must register in advance to receive link
  • Live ASL interpretation
  • Zoom auto-generated captions
  • Not recorded

Writers Showcase – July 27th at 7:30pm

  • Free on Zoom, must register in advance to receive link
  • Live ASL interpretation
  • Zoom auto-generated captions
  • Live event, not available to watch afterward

Queer History Panel – July 29th at 7:00pm

Queer History Panel FaceBook page 

Symphonic Pride – July 30th at 7:00pm

Symphonic Pride FaceBook Page

Posh Ball – July 31st at 6:00pm

Posh Ball FaceBook page

Decentralized Pride Parade – August 1st at 12:00pm

  • Free virtual event
  • ASL interpretation for live hosts only
  • FaceBook and YouTube auto-generated captions
  • VPS staff commits to edit and complete the captioning post-event when it is not live
  • Will be made available to watch on FaceBook, YouTube, VPS Live stream page and Twitch

Decentralized Parade Broadcast FaceBook page

Need help?

To ask a question or get in touch about accessibility contact us at Accessibility@VancouverPride.ca

Last updated on July 16, 2021.