Engage with the stunning surroundings and be captivated by all the attractions Vancouver has to offer. Our vibrant modern metropolis is nestled amidst snow-capped mountains, lush rain forests and the pristine blue waters of the Pacific.
Vancouver is home to the largest gay population in Western Canada, with the West End and Commercial Drive neighbourhoods primarily offering a range of restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs, shops and boutiques that cater specifically to GLBT customers. In these neighbourhoods and throughout Vancouver, gay-friendly businesses often identify themselves with rainbow flag decals.
Vancouver has all kinds of festivals and events during the year, from music festivals to outdoor concerts, sporting events and international firework competitions.
Vancouver is renowned internationally as a gay-friendly city and same-sex marriages have been legal in British Columbia since 2003. Locals and visitors can both get married here, with a marriage license and civil ceremony being all you need to be legally married.