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Victoria Pride Parade 2016

The Victoria Pride Parade was held on July 10, 2016, moving from Government Street to MacDonald Park. Over 100 groups and floats--including local businesses and non-profits--helped celebrate the day.
Crowds wave the red-and-white at a Canada Day parade in downtown Vancouver.

Biggest Canada Day celebration outside of Ottawa at Canada Place

Nurturing nationalism: Free concerts, pick-up street hockey, a public-participatory parade and fireworks are all part of the package.

Justin Trudeau and LGBTQ activists march in the 2014 Pride Parade: photos

Activists, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, supporters, tourists, and politicians packed the streets from Robson Street to Sunset Beach at the 2014 Vancouver...

How to get the most out of Pride Week in Vancouver

Where the heck have I been for the last eight weeks? On a North American Gay Pride Tour if you must know. I often get asked how I end up getting to go to all these colorful events around the world...

Vaisakhi 2011 slideshow: Surrey celebrates the birth of Sikhism

Photos from Surrey's annual celebration of the birth of Sikhism.

Chinese New Year Parade 2011: Slideshow

Rain didn't keep the crowds from ringing in the Year of the Rabbit at the Chinese New Year's parade in Vancouver today. The cymbals were put to use as hats.

Canada Day events and attractions across the City

O Canada! Vancouver rolls out the Red for Canada's Birthday with a parade, fireworks, and lighting of the Olympic Cauldron.

Annual Vaisakhi Parade takes place in Vancouver

The City of Vancouver’s streets will be swirling with bright colours, music and floats on Saturday, April 10, 2010 as the Sikh community celebrates Vaisakhi with its annual parade. Vaisakhi (which...

A Marriage in Victoria, and Set Up for Gay Pride Parade

On Denman Street, an hour before the Gay Pride Parade of 2008, people were lining the sidewalks with folding chairs and securing their tables at Delaney's. A parade official sped up the street on a...