Pride festivals across Canada: LGBT celebrations from Victoria to St. John's

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      Here's one thing for sure: Whether you're hanging out on the West Coast, traipsing around the prairies, or chilling in the Maritimes, you can't escape feeling proud if you're traveling around Canada during Pride season.

      Yes, it's true—you can now find Pride celebrations in most cities, towns, and suburbs from coast to coast so there'll be plenty of fabulousness and festivities for everyone to partake in.

      Just check out this long list below of Pride festivals to enjoy across Canada, with some even in the winter and spring. (Well, this is Canada, after all.) 

      Some of the bigger cities, like Toronto and Vancouver, even hold multiple or overlapping festivals. (Sorry, if we've missed anyone and we'll update the list if there are any more to add.) 

      It's quite amazing to see how many there are.

      To jump to a specific region, just click on the province categories listed below.

      Happy Pride to all!

      British ColumbiaAlbertaSaskatchewanManitobaOntarioQuebecNew BrunswickNova ScotiaPrince Edward IslandNewfoundlandYukon • Northwest TerritoriesNunavut

       

       

      British Columbia

      Whistler Pride: January 23 to 31, 2016 

      Cranbrook Pride: May 23

      Quesnel Pride: June 6

      Nanaimo Pride Week: June 13 to June 20

      Haida Gwaii Pride (Masset): June 22 to 28

      Victoria Pride: June 27 to July 5

      Surrey Pride: June 28

      Prince George Pride: July 6 to 12

      Out in White Rock Celebration: July 16

      Fraser Valley Pride Celebration (Abbotsford): July 17 to 19

      Genderfest (celebration of all genders, Vancouver): July 18 to 31

      Vancouver Pride Week: July 25 to August 2

      Vancouver Dyke March and Festival (Vancouver): August 1

      Okanagan Pride (Kelowna): August 8 to 15

      New West Pride (New Westminster): August 8 to 15

      Kootenay Pride (Nelson): August 28 to 31 [TBC]

      Salt Spring Island Pride Festival: September [TBC]

      BOLDfest 2015 (lesbian conference and festival, Vancouver): September 10 to 13

      Kamloops Pride

      Chilliwack Pride

      Northern BC LGBT

      Dawson Creek Pride

      Safe 'n Sound Squamish

      South Okanagan Gay and Lesbian Association (Penticton)

       

      Alberta

      Jasper Pride: March [TBA]

      Edmonton Pride Festival: June 5 to 14

      Lethbridge Pride: June 26 to July 4

      Central Alberta Pride Week (Red Deer): August 14 to 20

      Calgary Pride: August 28 to September 7

      Medicine Hat Pride: September 14 to 20

      Gay and Lesbian Association of the Peace (Grand Prairie)

      Fort McMurrary LGBTQmunity

       

       

      Saskatchewan

      Moose Jaw Pride: May 24 to 30

      Prince Albert Pride Week: June 1 to 7

      Southwest Saskatchewan Pride (Swift Current): June 5

      Saskatoon Pride: June 7 to 14

      Queen City Pride (Regina): June 15 to 21

       

      Manitoba

      Brandon Pride: May 29 to 31

      Pride Winnipeg: June 5 to 14

      Pride North of 55 (Thompson): June 27

       

      Ontario

      Ontario Gay Ski Weekend (Blue Mountain): January 7 to 10

      Guelph Pride: May 1 to 10

      Elliot Lake Pride: May 29 to 31

      Pride Niagara: May 30 to June 6

      Tri-Pride (Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo): May 30 to June 6

      Durham Pride: June 3 to 7

      Fierté Timmins Pride: June 5 to 14

      Lanark County Pride Day (Perth): June 6

      Barrie Pride: June 6 to 13

      Thunder Pride (Thunder Bay): June 7 to 14

      Kingston Pride: June 13

      Grey Bruce Pride: June 13 to 14

      York Region Pride Week (Markham, Vaughan, Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Whitchurch-Stoufville, King): June 13 to 21

      Brantford Pride: June 15 to 20

      Toronto Pride: June 19 to 28

      Prism Festival (circuit music festival, Toronto): June 25 to 29

      Trans* Pride Toronto Community Fair, March and Rally: June 26

      Dyke March Toronto: June 27

      Kenora Pride: June 27 and 28

      Belleville Pride in the Park: July 3 to 4

      Kawartha Lakes Pride Picnic (Lindsay): July 11

      Brockville Pride: July 13 to 18

      Pride London: July 17 to 26

      Muskoka Pride: July 17 to 26

      Fierté Sudbury Pride: July 19 to 26

      Pride Week in Peel (Mississauga): July 25

      Simcoe Pride Week (Waubaushene): July 30 to August 8

      Toronto Leather Pride: August 3 to 9

      Windsor-Essex Pride Fest: August 7 to 9

      Chatham-Kent Pride: August 22

      Capital Pride (Ottawa): August 23 [TBC]

      Sault Pride (Sault Ste Marie): August [TBC]

      Peterborough Pride: September 12 to 19

      Huronia Pride

      Sarnia Pride Alliance

       

      Quebec

      Fierté Montréal Pride: August 10 to 16

      Fête Arc-en-ciel de Québec (Quebec City): September 3 to 6

       

      New Brunswick

      Fredericton Pride: August 9 to 16

      Moncton's River of Pride/Rivière de Fierté Moncton: August 16 to 23

      Saint John Pride: August 20 to 23

       

      Nova Scotia

      Pictou County Pride Week: June 22 to 28

      Halifax Pride: July 16 to 26

      Cape Breton Pride: August 7

      Wolfville Area Pride Group: [TBA]

      Southwest Nova Pride (Yarmouth)

       

      Prince Edward Island

      Pride PEI (Charlottetown): July 26 to August 1

       

      Newfoundland

      St. John's Pride: July 20 to 26

      Western Pride NL (Corner Brook): September [TBC]

       

      Yukon

      Yukon Pride (Whitehorse): June 24

       

      Northwest Territories

      NWT Pride (Yellowknife): August 7 to 9

       

      Nunavut

      Iqaluit Pride: TBA

       

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      1 Comments

      Alan Koivu

      Jun 17, 2015 at 8:15am

      Thank you for that fabulous Canadian Pride list! Next year, please include Thunder Pride in Thunder Bay, Ontario. We're enormously proud of our progress in this, our fifth year of Pride celebrations which we just wrapped up; June 7 to 14. Check out our website at http://thunderpride.ca

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