Vancouver Pride Parade 2018

Described on Sunday August 5, 2018 at Noon | FREE EVENT Beach Avenue Accessible Seating | 604-364-5949 | Map

VocalEye is proud to describe the 40th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade for people who are blind and partially sighted. This is VocalEye’s fourth year describing the Vancouver Pride Parade thanks to a request from Richard Marion, a member of the blind community. 

Headsets and priority seating will be provided free of charge for people with vision loss in the accessibility area on Beach Avenue (at the foot of Broughton on the water side of the street) from 11 am to 3 pm on Parade Day (Sunday, August 5). Sighted companions can listen, too, just bring an extra set of earbuds! Seating and equipment are limited. Reservations required. Contact 604-364-5949 or  

Described by Teri Snelgrove and Rick Waines 

The Accessibility Area features seating, shade and accessible washroom facilities.

Free bottled water will be available, but to reduce waste, we encourage you to bring your own. Be sure to dress for the weather as necessary and don’t forget your sunscreen! We’ll have light snacks, treats and rainbow tattoos to share.

The Vancouver Pride Parade is one of the most beautiful, diverse and successful LGBTTQ celebrations in the world. Beginning as a protest march in 1978, the Vancouver Pride Festival has evolved into the largest parade in Western Canada, and the 5th largest Pride celebration in the world. What began as a small event in 1981 has now grown into a landmark parade encompassing hundreds of people and city-wide festival attracting over 650,000 people from all four corners of the world to the streets of Vancouver. It is a chance for people to come together to show their support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and to celebrate acceptance and the freedom to be who you are, no matter your ethnicity, sexuality, size, shape or ability.

Georgia Straight’s Guide to Vancouver Pride