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In Person | Vancouver Pride Parade 2022

Sunday July 31 from 11 am to 3 pm Beach Avenue Accessible Seating Area | Registration required | Map

VocalEye has been describing the Vancouver Pride Parade since 2015 in partnership with the Vancouver Pride Society. We’re thrilled to make this event more accessible for the blind and partially sighted community.

We’ll be back at the Accessible Seating Area on Beach Avenue at the foot of Broughton Street from 10:30 am until 4 pm. Shuttle meet ups will be available from the Waterfront Skytrain Station to the seating area.

The VocalEye team will be there to greet you, handing out Pride swag and temporary tattoos. Eileen will lead a descriptive tour of the AIDs Memorial at 11:30 am and the Parade will begin at Noon and last approximately 3 hours.

We’ll supply sandwiches and snacks and there will be food vendors nearby. Please bring a water bottle and your favourite non-alcoholic beverage. There will be bottled water on site, but we want to limit waste as much as possible. There will be shade, but we recommend hats, sunglasses and sunscreen. It could be breezy by the water, so you may want to bring layers and maybe a cushion for your seat.

Bring what you need to be comfortable for the day.

The Parade will be described by Anika Vervecken and a team of community describers that includes Greg Armstrong Morris and Vanessa Kwan.

Reserve your seats and shuttles by contacting

Richard Marion is a member of the blind community and the person responsible for getting the Vancouver Pride Parade described in 2015. VocalEye’s live description of the parade helped establish the first accessible seating area at Alexandra Park, which expanded to the Beach Avenue site the following year.

Photo of Richard and his husband Bill at the Vancouver Pride Parade, 2017:

photo: Rick Lin