Calgary is Canada’s only major city with a population over one million not to have a self-described LGBT neighbourhood and it’s with good reason: all the city’s communities are our playground and we all celebrate together!
With multiple creative, unique and active communities spread from the city centre to suburbs, Calgary’s colourful residents are warm and welcoming to the LGBT community.
At the end of the summer, usually centered around the Labour Day Weekend in September, the city amps it up as Calgary plays host to one of its most colourful festivals, Calgary Pride.
With its Parade on Sunday followed by a large outdoor festival taking place beside the Bow River on Prince’s Island Park, the city shows extra love for its LGBT community and visitors who have come from near and far to celebrate.
In hopes to help you get the most out of your visit, be it during Pride or another time of the year, below is a list of what to watch out for and some ideas for activities to partake in when you visit our welcoming city.