Media is welcome and encouraged to cover Vancouver's annual Pride Parade and Festivals. Special permission is not required to take pictures or write about Pride, but Media Passes will get you perks! Passes allow representatives backstage access, preferred access to the parade route and access to the media pen in the staging area.

Requests for Media passes must be submitted two weeks before the Parade & Festival. You must include a mailing address with your application and advise the VPS office if accreditation has not been received within two weeks of the closing date. Unauthorized media will be refused access to secure areas. Media passes are non-transferable and must be returned upon request by an authorized Society representative.

Interviews with Grand Marshals or performers must be scheduled in advance. We are unable to facilitate offsite or unscheduled interviews on Parade Day.

Vancouver Pride Society does not comment on issues or stories without an official request. As a non-profit organization we do our best to facilitate all media inquiries. To schedule an interview please email us:

To apply for a Media Pass, please fill out the 2019 Media Accreditation Form.

If you would like to be added to our media list to receive press releases about breaking Pride news and events, e-mail your request to

THANK YOU for helping us tell the stories of our Community.