Vancouver: Gay and Lesbian

A multicultural metropolis with snowcapped crags, city-hugging beaches and waterfront forests

Vancouver Gay and Lesbian

Vancouver is a very laid back city, so no surprise that it’s a great place for gay and lesbian holidaymakers. Vancouver is home to the largest gay population in Western Canada. The Vancouver gay community is centred around two distinctly different neighbourhoods - the West End and Commercial Drive, both of which enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and boutiques catering to gays and lesbians. There’s a wealth of websites that will put you in touch with gay and lesbian-friendly places to stay as well as acquaint an out-of-towners with the lively gay scene. See sites such as for more details.