Gay Village

Since the 1980s, Montreal's famous Gay Village has developed into a safe, colorful hub of fun for the LGBTQ+ community. The neighborhood features countless gay-owned businesses, no-car pedestrian-friendly roads, and a thriving nightlife. Montreal has countless LGBTQ+ events throughout the year and is always a friendly and safe destination for any queer travelers seeking delicious food, rainbow-painted streets, and excellent parties.

Founded in 2007 by Montréal’s sexual & gender diversity communities, Montréal Pride Festival, aka Festival Fierté Montréal, is now the largest Francophone pride 2020 gathering in the world. The organization’s primary mission is to “support and promote local communities while serving as a beacon of hope for people around the world who continue to battle injustice.” This year, Montréal Pride Festival will attract more than 2 million local and international visitors over two weeks of community, cultural and festive activities including free shows, panels, the Community Day and the oh-so-famous Pride Parade. Montréal Pride 2021: August 15 2021 Location: The Village Pro tip: The Parade kicks off on August 18th. The 2.7 km route will “symbolically link the old and the new,” departing from the former west end LGBTQ+ sector to arrive at the very heart of the new Gay Village. The parade will begin at Metcalfe Street and end on Alexandre-DeSève Street. This year, the parade’s theme will highlight the color violet, which “evokes dreams, gentleness and peace.”

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