Celebrating Pride from Coast to Coast
Pride Month is in full swing and we’re celebrating the power of love and all that makes us unique and brings us together. Every day we are proud to celebrate our 2SLGBTQAI+ friends, family, co-workers, partners and all the passengers we haven’t had the chance to meet yet. We stand together and celebrate diversity, inclusion, and most of all, love.
Many non-profit pride societies and social community groups across the coast are working hard to facilitate opportunities for visibility, ongoing conversations and celebration. The goal of this guide is to amplify those voices and share how to get involved in pride celebrations and conversations within your community.
We are proud to be partners of Victoria Pride 2022. Victoria Pride is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to supporting Greater Victoria’s 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.. Victoria Pride Week runs June 23 – July 2, with a number of signature Victoria Pride Festival events taking place throughout the week, including the 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Pride Kick-Off, the Big Gay Dog Walk and Memorial Drag Ball Game.
The Pride Parade returns June 26 with a multi-faceted queer-themed festival after the parade. The VPS also has a directory of local 2SLGBTQIA+ owned businesses to show your support
Vancouver Pride Society produces inclusive, celebratory events and advocates for the 2SLGBTQAI+ communities. There are a number of upcoming pride events, with the 44th Annual Pride Parade set to take place on July 31. This year’s theme ‘Together Again’ represents the first festival since 2019.
Vancouver Pride Society also has a directory of LGTBQAI2S+ owned and BIPOC owned businesses to show your support.
Pride Society of the Comox Valley hosts annual events including Pride in the Park and Pride Dance fundraisers. Please note 2022 events have not been confirmed yet.
Queer Culture is a family run business, producing events for All Humans. Upcoming events in the Comox Valley include Cabaret-A Good Old Fashioned Drag Show on June 18 and Variety of Pride Show on July 23 with all proceeds going to the Queer Culture Bursary.
The Sunshine Coast Pride Dance Committee is made up of a group of LGBTQ volunteers. A Pride March and Festival was hosted June 5th, with various upcoming events to celebrate Pride Month including Pride Drag Cabaret, Drag Queen Storytime and Youth Pride Dance.
The Sechelt Downtown Business Association is hosting a pride parade in Sechelt on June 18
Seattle Pride coordinates advocacy and allyship efforts year-round to promote diversity and inclusivity—and to call our community to action. The official Seattle Pride Guide Magazine can be seen here, which includes the return of the Seattle Pride Festival on June 26.
The Nanaimo Pride Festival is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing a series of safe and inclusive events. Upcoming events include Youth Prom, Queer as Funk, the Nanaimo Pride Festival occurred June 12
Whistler’s largest pride celebration takes place in the winter, hosting one of the largest queer-focused ski weeks in the world. Now in its 30th year, the Whistler Pride & Ski Festival is set to take place January 22-29, 2023.
Salt Spring Island
Diverse and Inclusive Salt Spring Island (DAISSI) is a group of LGBTQ and allies supporting the pride community and are organizers of “Pride All Year” hosting a series of pride events throughout the year. Upcoming events include Picnic and Play and the Queer Dog Walk.
Qathet Pride Society hosts a number of pride events for the Qathet Regional District and City of Powell River. 2022 Pride week is Aug 8 – 14, with event announcements upcoming.
Cowichan Pride Society is a social and community group of LGBTQ2S+ people and allies in the Cowichan Valley. Please note 2022 events have not been confirmed yet.