Canada is one of the most advanced countries in the world for LGBTQ+ rights and inclusion becoming the first to offer same-sex marriages nationwide in 2005. Quebec was the largest region worldwide to prohibit sexual orientation discrimination in 1977.
In all of Canada’s provinces you will find a booming gay nightlife, something the Canadians should be proud of. In the major cities you will find some of the largest gay districts in the world with an array of entertainment, bars, clubs and events.
Canada’s largest city, Toronto has the gay district “The Village”, on Church Street, and Montreal, which is said to be the largest gayborhood in the world is known as “Le Village” by Berry subway station. Vancouver is also another popular spot for international visitors with a relaxed gay scene on Davie Street.
The country’s Gay Pride season is between May and October with most festivals taking place during July and August, these have become major events in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. The landscape of Canada offers some spectacular natural wonders from the unique horizon of The Canadian Rockies, the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls, and the fifth largest island in the world, Baffin Island with a vast wealth of winter wildlife including the polar bar, arctic fox and seals.
Vancouver is lucky to enjoy a watersports culture along its coast and beaches, and one of the most spectacular mountain scenery for Alpine skiing and boarding, it hosts the annual Winter Gay Pride event – GayWhistler – in February. Canada’s winter can be bitterly cold, visit Toronto to experience the PATH, a 28 kilometer underground walkway and shopping mall, built to protect citizens from the snow and freezing temperatures.