pride 2017

The Victoria Pride Society is excited to announce the lineup of Official Pride Events for 2017. Stay up to date with the latest info on the official VPS Facebook page!

TD presents:
The Annual Memorial Dragball Game
Saturday July 1 | Noon
Vic West Ball Park @ Bay St & Wilson, across from Save on Foods

The perfect sunny day to play a game of ball in drag, or picnic in the park while watching the entertainment!

Want to join the game?
Everyone is welcome to play, just make sure to arrive early so you can check in with our fearless leader, David! Simply pick whether you’d like to play for The Queens or The Kings, and pick a name for your drag persona. To qualify, the Queens traditionally need to be wearing lipstick and a wig and the Kings traditionally need to have facial hair… but since drag is all about gender-bending we are flexible! We’ll also have some items for you to borrow should you need some assistance!

Please respect the city bylaw against smoking in parks to keep the air clear for everyone!

This event will be taking place on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen people.

TD presents:
The Big Gay Dog Walk
Sunday July 2 | Noon
Dallas Road Dog Park

Gather and mingle with your furry friends! Join us on a big gay group dog walk, play some games, show off your style, and check out some gear! And yes, you are welcome even if you don’t have a doggie companion of your own!

Noon – Gather & mingle
12:30 – Group dog walk
1:30 – Costume and trick contests with prizes!

This event will be taking place on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen people.

TD presents:
Victoria Pride Sunset Boat Cruise
$40 | 19+ Only
Sunday July 2 | 7PM
Loading starts at 6:45 at the Coast Hotel (146 Kingston Street), courtesy of Orca Spirit Adventures

An evening boat cruise around our city’s harbour and farther. Enjoy the company of friends while making new ones, a drink (or drinks), and the amazing view on a three-hour tour.

Cash bar only
There will be complimentary food on board; you are also welcome to bring snacks


TD Presents:
Pride in the Word 2017
Saturday July 8 | Doors: 6:30PM | Event: 7PM
Ambrosia Conference Centre @ 638 Fisgard St

Victoria Pride Society’s Pride in the Word is Canada’s largest Pride festival literary event. Each year it showcases both some of proudest and most talented writers from Victoria and across the country and is always a great time.

This year’s event takes place at the Ambrosia Conference Centre, a wheelchair accessible venue.

  • Ivan Coyote
  • Adèle Barclay
  • Jillian Christmas
  • Brett Josef Grubisic
  • Robin Stevenson
  • beni xiao

with your host Billeh Nickerson


This event will be taking place on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen people.

Click Here For More Info and Detailed Artist Bios

TD presents:
The Victoria Pride Parade
Sunday July 9 | NEW 11AM start time
Pandora & Government to James Bay

Watch over 100 colourful groups & floats, or march yourself with local businesses, non-profits, the LBGTQ community & their allies in Victoria’s 2nd biggest parade of the year. Follow the end of the parade to MacDonald Park in James Bay for the Victoria Pride Festival!

The parade begins at the corner of Pandora and Government, continuing south on Government, turning west on Belleville and then south on Menzies until turning west at Kingston; parade moves south on Oswego ending at MacDonald Park at the corner of Oswego and Simcoe.

This event will be taking place on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen people.

TD presents:
The Victoria Pride Festival
Sunday July 9 | Noon
MacDonald Park @ 212 Niagara St, James Bay

After the parade, join thousands of people and enjoy our multi-faceted festival, with two stages of entertainment, a beer garden, a food court, a giant vendor area, and kids’ camp!

This event will be taking place on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen people.








safer space

Victoria Pride Society hosts events where everyone is responsible for maintaining space that strives to be safe for all participants. Safer space means everyone at the event be free from all forms of oppression and anything that can harm us or limit our wellbeing. This includes expressing opinions in a respectful manner and respectful of other’s right to do the same. We may not agree in our opinions, but we can agree to proceed with best intentions and assume the same by others. 

We are Family. The members of our family inevitably fail, individually and when we work together. These failures may make our spaces less safe than we intend. We regret when our failures causes distress or harm and remain willing to express our remorse. We commit to forgive those who regret causing us harm or distress.

Victoria Pride Festival is a family inclusive event. For this reason, we ask all participants to refrain from actions and images that are excessively violent, sexually explicit, or disturbing. Our standard is not to limit self-expression but to ensure that the context in which it occurs is appropriate.

Victoria Pride requires volunteers, organizers and performers to commit to these guidelines, and encourage them to approach the executive board at any time with questions regarding the above or event experiences they feel are contrary our community commitment to make our spaces safer.