Pride Parade returns to streets of Vancouver after 3-year hiatus
The Vancouver Pride Parade hit the streets of the city's West End on Sunday
For the first time in three years, the Vancouver Pride Parade hit the streets of the city's West End on Sunday.
Huge crowds lined the streets to watch and cheer on the parade participants.
Lee Keple, Vancouver Pride Society interim executive director, said ahead of the event that it would be the same beloved celebration people remembered from before the pandemic.
However, Keple said Sunday's event was a bit smaller than in the past, as they had to work around bike lanes, boulevards and patios that have popped up since 2019.
"We are so excited to be back doing live Pride events this year," said Keple. "In terms of the parade route, it's what we all remember.
"This year we're taking extra precautions so our site and events stay safe, fun and accessible for all community members."
Here are photographs of the 2022 Pride Parade from CBC photographer Gian-Paolo Mendoza:
Happy <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pride?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Pride</a> Parade! <a href="https://twitter.com/vancouverpride?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@vancouverpride</a> celebrates <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TogetherAgain?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TogetherAgain</a> with the first Vancouver Pride festival since 2019. Honoring the freedom to be who you are & to openly love who you love.<br>📆 July 31, 12 pm—3 pm<br> 📍 Robson St. Denman St. Beach Ave<br>Road Info ➡️ <a href="https://t.co/hn6WsNweoL">https://t.co/hn6WsNweoL</a> <a href="https://t.co/y1VNRmfDRk">pic.twitter.com/y1VNRmfDRk</a>—@CityofVancouver
With files from Gian-Paolo Mendoza and Priya Bhat