Vancouver Pride Parade 2010 – Sunday, August 1

Photo © Vancouver Pride Society

Vancouver’s annual Pride festivities have kicked into overdrive—this week is packed with activities; check out the complete schedule here—which means only one thing: The 2010 Vancouver Pride Parade is right around the corner!

Though it began as a protest march in Davie Village in 1978, today’s Vancouver Pride Parade is as much an exuberant celebration of spirit and diversity—and an inspiration to LGBT communities around the world—as it is a political statement on human rights.

Spanning 20 blocks in downtown Vancouver and attracting over 300,000 spectators, the Vancouver Pride Parade is large, colourful, tongue-and-cheek, and—most of all—lots of fun. It’s an extravaganza, with floats, leather daddies, gorgeous drag queens, dykes on bikes, and more, and the crowd is always cheering and loving and totally into it.

Photo © Vancouver Pride Society

While there are viewing points for the Parade all along the route, my favourite spot is on Beach Avenue and Jervis. That spot lets you catch the end of the Parade and then you can just walk down to Sunset Beach for the Vancouver Pride Festival, a continuation of the Parade festivities that lasts until 6pm and includes live music, local performers, food, and 125 booths.

The 2010 Vancouver Pride Parade happens Sunday, August 1, from 12pm – 3pm.

2010 Vancouver Pride Parade Route

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  3. Definitely looking forward to this weekend!

  4. Wally

    The pride parade is an attraction to to follow???? You have got to be kidding! Dont bring your kids along if you are an idiot enough to attend.

    • Jennifer

      I wish I had kids to bring to the parade!

      • NA

        we can conceive kids and i can help you in this matter…

  5. This year the Gay Pride Festival was bigger and better! 6 people deep on either side of Robson! Wow!

    I have my own collection of Gay Pride Photos where I “focus” on close-up of the faces of the Gay Pride Parade. My link to those photos is in my Interface Images online gallery at http://bit.ly/92RQuG
    I also have photos of the Dyke Parade at http://bit.ly/9sAlff

    Cheers to all!

    …David
    http://www.interfaceimages.com
    http://www.imagebyinterface.com
    http://interfaceimages.blogspot.com/

    • David,

      Thanks for sharing your pics! And yeah, every year the Parade just seems to get bigger and better!

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