Watch the 28th annual Victoria Pride Parade in person, on CHEK or online

Watch the 28th annual Victoria Pride Parade in person, on CHEK or online
CHEK’s Tess van Straaten and Gouda Gabor are pictured at the 2022 Victoria Pride Parade.

The 28th annual Victoria Pride Parade is returning to B.C.’s capital this weekend with more than 100 floats participating and tens of thousands of people expected to watch the celebration.

The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 9, at the corner of Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue.

CHEK’s Tess van Straaten and Gouda Gabor will be live at the event, which will be broadcast on television, as well as online on this story on the CHEK+ app, and on the CHEK Media YouTube account.

The parade will also be rebroadcast at 8 p.m. Sunday on television.

The parade will feature approximately 120 entries, and more than 40,000 spectators are expected to watch the event, which is estimated to last one and a half hours.

Floats will head south on Douglas Street before taking a right onto Humboldt Street, left on Government Street, then a right on Bellville Street and lastly a left on Menzies Street.

The last float is expected to finish the parade route around 12:30 p.m. at the corner of Menzies Street and Kingston Street.

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Victoria Pride Parade 2023 map. (City of Victoria)

The Pride “Festival in the Park” will take place at MacDonald Park from noon to 8 p.m.

The festival will feature a main stage, a kid’s stage, more than 150 vendors, 20 food vendors, a kids play area, a games zone and bike parking by donation.

Admission to the festival is free, but donations of at least $5 are encouraged.

You can tune in to the parade on CHEK, or CHEK+ to watch the livestream starting at 11 a.m. The feed will also be posted to this article, so you can check back here to watch.


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