Vancouver Dyke March – July 30, 2022

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We are excited to host our annual Dyke March and Festival on Saturday, July 30th, 2022!

Hello, diverse dykes, trans and nonbinary folks, and all the lovely queers who call these unceded Coast Salish territories home! Come join us to march the streets and celebrate each other! Let’s fill The Drive with queer magic, trans empowerment, non-binary respect, and lots of dyke-y love!

We’ll begin in McSpadden Park at 11 AM with some pre-March festivities and a community art project to create the new Vancouver Dyke March banner for this year. Then, the March will leave McSpadden Park at 12 PM (noon) and we’ll make our way down Commercial Drive to end at the Festival in Grandview Park which runs until 5pm.

The family-friendly festival will feature various onstage performances as well as visual artists, host queer-friendly vendors, and create a space to gather with friends, family, and the community. We can’t wait to see you there!

We understand that some members of our communities may not feel ready or safe taking to the streets yet, and that’s okay. Following the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer, wearing a mask is a personal choice. However, we encourage folks to wear masks at this event when in crowded areas, and to respect other participants’ decisions to wear masks or physically distance from others. Let’s keep each other safe!

Please be aware that this event is held outside, often on one of the hottest weekends of the year. Wear sunscreen, hats & sunglasses, weather-appropriate clothing, and stay hydrated! Please also note that this is a non-smoking event.

The Vancouver Dyke March has always been and continues to be a protest organized to celebrate and uplift the voices of folks who are marginalized, particularly on the basis of gender, within the broader pride movement. TERF, SWERF, and Fascist messages are not welcome at our event, as they violate our participant code of conduct, available here.

The Vancouver Dyke March does not invite police to participate in our march or utilize them for the security of our march. However, the City of Vancouver will be sending uniformed officers to ensure traffic safety while we march. We respect that this may be a barrier for participants and want to be transparent about the anticipated police presence so everyone can make an informed decision about whether they want to march with us.

Questions? Email us at: vancouverdyke@gmail.com

The Vancouver Dyke March and Festival is held on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


The Vancouver Dyke March website is sponsored by WHAT’S ON QUEER BC at whatsonqueerbc.com.