2018 Vancouver Pride Parade

It’s that time of the year again! Last weekend was Pride Weekend in Vancouver and in seek of something free and fun to do, Dan and I decided to go to the Pride Parade. I haven’t been to the parade in years and Dan has never been to one because they never had a Pride Parade in Nanaimo.

Before the parade, I went to the gym for a quick session before meeting up with Dan.

20180805_114939_0
The calm before the festive.

I wanted to visit the parade a bit earlier to get some good seats but we also didn’t want to stand around waiting for the actual thing to start. We grossly underestimated the parade because we arrived just a few minutes before the scheduled start time and the streets were packed! I told Dan that in past, I used to go up Robson Street so we started making our way towards the middle of Robson Street only to be smushed like sardines in a can. It was so disgusting that we couldn’t even move for minutes. Eventually, we only got out because people were pushing us from behind. We decided to take an alternative route and head towards the end of the parade route – luckily, we got there in time to catch the parts of the parade we missed due to being crammed on that one block.

20180805_011955_020180805_012009_020180805_012045_020180805_012741_0

I didn’t take many photos as I anticipated (seriously, bloggers’ problems, right?) and we also didn’t stay to watch the whole thing. I caught a few of my friends’ Instastories and the parade was still going on hours after we left.

It was a fun atmosphere to be in and celebrate the different type of love and people we have in our society. Dan enjoyed it very much as well.

After the parade, we went home and relaxed for a bit before heading out to dinner. We decided to make it a Date Day and splurged for a dinner outside. We went to Biercraft which was 20 minutes walk from our place and that was also Dan’s first time to Biercraft as well. I used to live right next to it and been craving it lately… unfortunately, it wasn’t as good as the location I used to live next to.

20180805_071339_020180805_071508_0

We both ordered a French Onion Soup (I liked The Keg’s much more but Dan enjoyed this one a fair bit) as an appie. Dan got his delicious Mac n’ Cheese with bacon bits and pulled pork (I think… lol) and I got the steak with frites. They had mussels which I wanted but it was super expensive compared to Captain’s Boil. I don’t know what happened to their Dinner Special but back then they had oysters and steak for $35 or so? Mmm… I haven’t had oysters all summer this year!

20180805_074040_020180805_074730_020180805_074735_0

All in all, we had a great long weekend last weekend. I missed it very much! It was filled with some nice festivities and relaxation 🙂

Signature

8 thoughts on “2018 Vancouver Pride Parade

  1. The parade looks beautiful but I think I would’ve had a panic attack not being able to move & being shoved! Ick! So nice you could make it a date night though. 💟

    Like

    • Oh my gosh, you would NOT have liked it there… that experience alone made me not want to attend future parades anymore. I don’t think I was ever crammed like that in my life before!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks for reading! 🙂 Oh no, that’s a shame! I love festivals and new experiences but I also hate being in super, super crowded places. I don’t mind some crowds, but if it’s so busy you can’t even walk, it’s a big no from me, haha. It’s awesome your city has a Japanese street festival as well!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s