Festival & Parade

Vancouver Pride Parade

2023 Vancouver Pride Parade Application Information

Applications are open for the 45th Annual Pride Parade.

Vancouver Pride Parade— Sunday, August 6, 2023

Join us for our signature event that attracts over 100,000 attendees on Pride Weekend! Featuring over 100 local community groups, non-profit organizations, businesses and more showcasing their support for the 2SLGBTQAI+ communities. The Parade will include 3 accessible viewing zones, 12 superstar hosts, and a VIP viewing area like no-other.

NEW in 2023

Vehicle Size

Due to City structural changes, vehicles that exceed a width of 10 feet will not be allowed to participate. We are limiting the amount of large floats and trailers in the Parade this year due to space restrictions and safety concerns. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of VPS staff for accessibility purposes.


We have upgraded our payment system! Invoices will now be sent electronically with instructions on how to pay your invoice online. Alternative payment options are available.


You may be wondering why we are taking longer than usual to confirm your event registration. Some changes are on the horizon for our events this summer including some potential new locations. We’ll have more details to announce in the Spring!

Greening initiatives

In 2023 we are incentivizing Parade entries to use emission-free vehicles as part of their entry by offering 20% off the vehicle rate on the rate card if they use an electric vehicle as part of their Parade entry. Non-gas powered vehicles will also be given priority placement in the Parade.

By 2024, all vehicles that are gas/diesel fueled will be banned from participating in the Pride Parade in Vancouver.

As of 2023, we will also no longer be allowing balloons as part of Parade entry decor. 

Information on the current by-law restrictions for shopping bags, cups, straws, utensils and takeout containers can be found here. Please help us create a more environmentally sustainable festival and Parade!

Application Documents

The application deadline to apply for the Pride Parade is May 31, 2023. Note that our Parade typically fills up much earlier than this deadline and that you will be added to our waitlist should we reach capacity.

Priority space will be allocated to community resource groups and non-profits who actively serve local Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Queer, Asexual, Aromantic and Intersex folks in our community.

Contact: parade@vancouverpride.ca