Must see LGBTQ spots in British Columbia

by Cari-Anne Meyers

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The diversity In British Columbia has something for everyone here. This includes those part of the LGBTQ community. Here are some of the best places to visit that can make a fun road trip or take a quick flight and rent a car.


The largest LGBTQ population of western Canada lives here. Vancouver has one of the biggest prides in Canada which usually happens at the end of July to the first week of August. The West End has Davie Village which is the LGBTQ village of the city. You can find most queer bars here, shops and amazing food. 


If wine is something you love, you will find yourself in wine country here which has more than 40 wineries.Their queer wine festival "Out in the valley" happens at the beginning of November. You also have the opportunity to join their drag brunch.  


Known as one of Canada's most romantic cities. Victoria is the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest boasting a friendly, welcoming environment. You can experience local cuisine, Harbour strolls, Historical sites, the arts and culture scene. To start off their Pride week they host an annual Big Gay Dog Walk at the off-leash dog park at the beginning of July. 

Pride during winter

Ski Resorts that celebrate pride: 
Silver Star Mountain Resort
Red Mountain Resort
 Sun Peaks Resort
Big White Ski Resort
Aava Whistler Hotel

If you love to Ski and Snowboard, their pride events would make for a perfect experience. The events are family friendly, including fun nightlife from local talent bringing together the community for an entertaining getaway.