Vancouver Dyke March & Festival – August 4, 2012

Gathering in McSpadden Park for the annual Vancouver Dyke March & Festival. Photo: Metro / Free Daily News Group Inc.

Vancouver Pride Week is officially underway, with all events leading up to the largest pride parade in Western Canada: the Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday, August 5.

Attracting over 650,000 spectators annually, the Vancouver Pride Parade is understandably the most famous event in the week-long Vancouver Pride celebrations. But there’s another, no less fabulous, parade and festival happening the day before (on Saturday, August 4) dedicated to putting the spotlight on women: the 9th Annual Vancouver Dyke March & Festival.

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PRIDE: Want some small town to go along with your extravaganza?

Kayaking out of Sargeant Bay, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast

Here it comes for 2011: another huge helping of one of North America’s most popular queer festivals, Vancouver Pride. Over 600,000 spectators will line up to view the signature parade on Sunday July 31, but both before and after, queer and GLBT-friendly fans will be looking for activities to fill out the 10 day stretch bracketing the festival.

If you’re looking for a counterpoint to the fabulous big city oomph and non-stop events, why not make a day trip or short getaway to the Sunshine Coast on either side of Pride Week?

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PRIDE: Want some small town to go along with your extravaganza?

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