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2012 Vancouver Pride Parade

On Sunday, August 5, 650,000 spectators will line the streets of downtown Vancouver for the largest LGBT celebration in Western Canada, the 34th annual Vancouver Pride Parade.

Vancouver’s largest single-day annual community event, the Vancouver Pride Parade will be filled with rainbows, colourful floats, marching bands, and a variety of community groups. There are over 150 parade entries expected for 2012.

The three-hour long parade kicks off at 12:00pm at Robson and Thurlow, along Denman Street, and ends at Sunset Beach for the Pride Festival.

For the 13th consecutive year, Vancouver’s legendary drag queen, Joan-E will host he parade at the corner of Denman and Davie. Her witty commentary is always a highlight of the parade.

The 2012 Vancouver Pride Parade Grand Marshals are Jenna Talackova, Bill Monroe and David Hotzman.

There are a number of road closures in effect on parade day. Public transit is encouraged in and around the downtown core. For people with disabilities, there are reserved accessible viewing areas along the parade route.

TC10K Road Closures

The 23rd Annual TC10K will take place on Sunday April 29, 2012. The route starts at Government and Belleville, heading north on Government/Wharf to Johnson, east on Johnson, south on Vancouver, east on Richardson, south on Moss, east on May, south on Memorial to Dallas Rd. The course then continues on Dallas, finishing in front of the Legislative Building.

The start/finish area at Government and Belleville will be closed from 5am until 12:00pm on Sunday April 29. All intersections along the race route will also be closed. Roads inside of the race route will remain open, but motorists will not be able to leave this area until roads re-open. Pedestrians will still be able to cross the race course, though there may be some delays.

There will be no on-street parking on the race route from midnight until 11:00am on Sunday, April 29. All cars parked on the race route during this time will be towed at the owner’s expense.

The current race course offers a significant advantage to motorists in that it allows for rolling openings of roadways as soon as the last runners pass through various points along the route.

All streets on the race course will be closed as of 7:45am on Sunday, April 29. Re-opening times will vary by location. The following is a list of approximate opening times:

  • Government at Humboldt: 8:21 am
  • Johnson at Douglas: 8:35 am
  • Johnson at Quadra: 8:41 am
  • Vancouver at Richardson: 8:49 am
  • Richardson at Moss: 8:59 am
  • Dallas at Memorial: 9:24 am
  • Dallas at Cook: 9:48 am
  • Dallas at Douglas: 10:14 am
  • Belleville at Oswego: 10:33 am

The City of Victoria will be posting no parking signs on the course two days prior to the event to ensure that all residents are notified of road closures. The Victoria Police Department will be assisting with traffic control for this important community event, to ensure the safety of all participants.

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