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Flowers for Joy. Flowers for Pride. Flowers for All.

For the first time ever, join us in Vancouver for Fleurs de Villes PRIDE – a floral celebration of joy and inclusivity. From July 27 to August 1, these floral installations will be completely free and open to the public. Enjoy flower-bombed benches, rainbows, swings and selfie-frames this Vancouver Pride weekend. 

The West End and Yaletown each play a distinct part in Canadian 2SLGBTQAI+ history. Fleurs de Villes is proud to join these neighbourhoods in honouring that history, while celebrating the best way we know how - with flowers!

West End

While there had been a concentration of queer communities in the West End since the 1940s, Davie Street’s gay village didn’t become fully visible until the 1970s. 

The first parade, simply a march of residents down the sidewalk, occurred in 1978. A few years later, in 1981, The Pride Society was incorporated and 10 days of festivities organized around an official parade. 

Soon, gay-friendly business and institutions like Little Sister’s Book and Art Emporium would cement Davie Street’s space in queer history. Jim Deva Plaza, at Davie and Bute, is named after the founder of Little Sister’s Book and Art Emporium and longtime activist for Vancouver’s 2SLGBTQAI+ community.

Yaletown

On July 6, 1979, Yaletown became home to the first lesbian-owned and lesbian-run bar in Vancouver. The Quadra, located at 1055 Homer Street and on top of a postal sorting station, was only open for a short 18 months, but the impact was felt strongly by the city’s lesbian and gay community. The Quadra began on a shoestring – in fact, founders Suzan Krieger and Heather Farquahar somehow were able to get the keys after an initial viewing and quickly print up flyers to promote the place on its first night. The club was packed and the two were able to make their deposit on the building. The Quadra was officially open. But the party was over almost as soon as it started. The lease ran out and the bank wasn’t comfortable loaning money to a lesbian business. It was a homophobic world in the early 80s.

The only other gay club in the area was The Gandydancer. The cutting edge gay club opened in 1975 and was located at 1222 Hamilton Street where Bar None currently tops the nightclub scene in Yaletown. FUN FACT: The term gandy dancer was slang for early railroad workers who laid and maintained railway tracks. It’s thought that the workers made “dancing” movements using a specially manufactured 5 foot lining bar (possibly called a “gandy”) as a lever to keep the tracks in alignment.

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Yaletown

Yaletown Wings

Bill Curtis Square | 1198 Mainland St

Created by JEvents @jevents.planning.design

Generation Q

1195 Mainland St

Created by Get a Bouquet @get_a_bouquet

Peace Sign

JJ Bean | 402 Davie St

Created by Rex & Moss - Anna Vagramova and Nataliia Buday @rexandmoss @creative.dresses

The Cross Entrance

1198 Homer St

Created by Fleurs de Villes Fleuristes @fleursdevilles

Pride Heart

Helmcken Plaza | 327 Helmcken St

Created by Tila Flower Boutique @tilaflowerboutique

Flowerful Swing

Helmcken Plaza | 327 Helmcken St

Created by Fleurs de Villes Fleuristes @fleursdevilles

Flowerful Bench

1051 Mainland St

Created by Écorce Flowers @ecorce.flowers

Pride Rainbow

1039 Hamilton St

Created by Greenscape Design and Decor @greenscapedesign

Puppy Pride Arch

1188 Homer St

Created by Manites Flower Shop @happyashley00

25 Years of Roundhouse

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre | 181 Roundhouse Mews

Created by Avelyn Florist @avelynflorist

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre celebrates 25 years in Yaletown. Home to the Queer Arts Festival from June to July, and community events and programning year-round. 

#iHeartYaletown Phone Booth

1159 Hamilton St

Created by Avelyn Florist @avelynflorist

West End

Bob the Drag Queen Mannequin

Jim Deva Plaza | 1200 Bute St

Created by ROA Events and Design @roaflorals

JIMBO Drag Queen Mannequin 

Jim Deva Plaza | 1200 Bute St

Created by The Flower Factory @flowerfactory

Floral Chandeliers

Jim Deva Plaza | 1200 Bute St

Created by Greenscape Design and Decor @greenscapedesign

Jim Deva Plaza is named after the founder of Little Sister’s Book and Art Emporium and longtime activist for Vancouver’s 2SLGBTQAI+ community.

The Heart of Davie

1208 Davie St

Created by JEvents @jevents.planning.design

Rainbow Arches

1125 - 1141 Davie St

Created by Elope With Us @elopewithusvan

Pride Mannequin and Bus Shelter

Bus Stop | 1125 Davie St

Adele Rae Florist @adeleraeflorist

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Drag Deliveries

Drag Deliveries

July 25—31. 5 PM—6 PM, West End and Downtown Vancouver

Calling all drag stans! Meet our street team along with your favourite local drag performers to answer iconic Pride trivia, test your knowledge, and win some FREE swag! Watch VPS socials to find out where you and your besties can find us each day!

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Vizzy Forest Lounge

Vizzy Forest Lounge

July 28 —31, 2 PM—11 PM, 1100 Bute St.

Indulge in your favourite beverage at the Vizzy Forest Lounge in Davie Village! Be at the heart of all things queer, and surround yourself with the community. Enjoy lounge-style entertainment featuring your favourite local drag performers and musicians.

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Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast

Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast

July 30, 8 AM—12 PM, 1100 Bute St.

In years of financial uncertainty, Terry Wallace, funded and sustained the Pride Parade, through Castle Pub’s 50/50 and pull-tab machines. Vancouver Pride honours Wallace’s work by hosting the Annual Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast. Enjoy a pancake breakfast by-donation in Jim Deva Plaza and commemorate one of our society’s founders. This event is made possible with support from Your Independent Grocer on Davie street who will be cooking up a fabulous breakfast.

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Vancouver Pride Parade

Vancouver Pride Parade

July 31, 12 PM—3 PM, Robson St. Denman St. Beach Ave

It’s finally time to get Together Again! Join Vancouver Pride Society, 2SLGBTQAI+ communities, queer serving organizations, and allies in marching for the first in-person Vancouver Pride Parade since 2019. Witness history, make memories and share space with the friends and chosen family you’ve missed. Gather, take up space and be your full authentic selves—together.

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Sober Lounge

Sober Lounge

July 31, 3PM—9PM, Davie St Shoppers Drug Mart Parking Lot 

Sober People, Sober Curious People, Friends, and Allies, all are welcome to join us for an amazing time after the Sunset Beach Festival for some substance-free fun. Featuring MC Alma Bitches, Jaylene Tyme, Kendall Gender, Juice Boxx, Ruby Starlight, TODDY, Serenity Meadows, DJs and so much more.

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