Accessibility UPDATE for 2017 Events

by Vancouver Pride Society

Accessibility UPDATE for 2017 Events

Notice Of Location Change

The main Accessible Parade Viewing Area has been moved from Alexandra Park to the south side of Beach Ave. at Broughton. This area is larger and provides a better view of the parade. It is also a shorter distance to the Sunset Beach Festival!


  • ASL interpretation of Parade commentary
  • Visual description of Pride Parade
  • Intervenor services if request for Deaf-blind community members
  • Increased shaded seating area
  • Raised bleachers for expanded viewing
  • Water station
  • Limited adjacent Accessibility Parking prior to 11:00am. Vehicles can not be removed until end of Pride Parade at aprox. 3:00pm.
  • contact to make arranges.


    Each event has its own accessibility information, wherever possible. To inquire about an accessibility service or reserve an accessibility area space on Parade day, contact us at:

    Phone: 604-687-0955 EXT 1

    The Vancouver Pride Society provides the following Accessibility Services in 2017 with the support of our partner YVR Airport Authority.

  • ASL Interpreters: ASL-English interpretation is available at StandOUT! Awards, East Side Pride, Pride Sports Day, and the Sunset Beach Festival.

  • Intervenors: We will hire intervenors upon request for community members who are Deaf and blind.

  • Shaded Accessibility Areas: Shaded Accessibility Areas are set up for attendees at all Festivals and the 2017 Vancouver Pride Parade.

  • Accessible Parade Viewing:
    Accessible Seating and space for mobility devices is available at all Festivals and the 2017 Vancouver Pride Parade.

  • No Cost Water at Accessibility Areas: In order to ensure that Accessibility Area attendees have an enjoyable and safe Pride experience, water is provided at no cost for Accessibility Area attendees at Festivals and the Vancouver Pride Parade.

  • Reserved Parking: Limited deserved parking is available at the new Beach and Broughton Accessible Parade Viewing Area for the 2017 Vancouver Pride Parade. Please call or e-mail ahead to reserve.

  • Fully Accessible Gender Neutral Washrooms: Fully Accessible Gender Neutral washrooms are available onsite at all our Festivals and the 2017 Vancouver Pride Parade.

  • Descriptive Narration for Visually Impaired Community: Once again the 2017 Vancouver Pride Parade will be described for people who are blind and partially sighted by VocalEye. Headsets and priority seating will be provided free of charge for people with vision loss in the accessibility area at Alexandra Park from 11 am to 3 pm on Parade Day. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Seating and equipment are limited. Some ride-shares are available for VocalEye members. Please contact 604-364-5949 or

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