If you're planning to be out and about in downtown Vancouver on Sunday (August 6), there are some road closures to take note of due to the 39th annual Vancouver Pride parade.
The parade starts at noon and follows the route that it has in the previous years: it'll start at Robson and Bute streets, travel west on Robson to Denman Street, head south on Denman to Beach Avenue, and then move east on Beach Avenue to Jervis Street.
Meanwhile, the Sunset Beach Festival will be held at Sunset Beach, starting at 11 a.m.
There will be a number of road closures and traffic delays along the parade route and surrounding areas.
The following streets will be closed on August 6 (times are approximate):
• 1000-1100 Robson Street between Burrard and Bute streets from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• 700-900 Thurlow Street between Georgia and Nelson streets from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• 1100-1600 Robson Street between Bute and Denman streets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• 800-1200 Denman Streeet between Robson and Beach streets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• 1300-1700 Beach Avenue between Denman and Jervis streets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Robson and Denman streets will be reopened after the parade when streets have been cleaned.
For full details about the Vancouver Pride parade and related festivities, visit the Vancouver Pride Society website.
Something else to note is that the Davie Street Party will be taking place on Davie Street between Burrard and Jervis streets on Friday (August 4) from 6 p.m. to midnight.
The Celebration of Light will also take place on Saturday (August 5) evening, during which time road closures in the West End will also be in effect.
Buses will be rerouted or on modified routes during all of these events.