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Gay Vancouver

Vancouver Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our bars and clubs daily events listings link for Vancouver, Victoria and Surrey below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Twice a week jackoff parties
Vancouver Jax

Second and 4th Thursdays each month 7-10pm, and every third Sunday 2-5pm at 8x6, 1775 Haro St. Stroking sessions for 19+ men. "Solo bate, mutual buddy stroking, small group or larger circle jerking." Membership required, those 25 or under pay just $5.
Vancouver's LGBT Country Western Dance Connection

Every Thursday 7- 9:30pm at St Paul's Anglican Church, Recreation Hall. 1140 Jervis St. Lesson early in the evening, then an opportunity to dance and sharpen your skills. Just show up...there's always a partner available to dance with -- easy, fun, and most of all a chance to meet great people and to help support your community at large. $10 donation
Honey Pot productions:

Every 4th Friday of the month, 9pm-2am at XY, Vancouver’s newest Gay club in the heart of Davie Village --upstairs at 1216 Bute Street off Davie. Rooftop patio, private booths, hot staff, all-male go-go/strippers review and dance. Pre-show with DJ GingerBear.
In its 35th year
The Vancouver International Film Festival

September 29 - October 14, 2016 at The Rio, The Centre, International Village 8, 9 + 10, SFU Goldcorp, Vancouver Playhouse, and The Cinematheque. Multi-experiential streams include some of the best cinema from around the world fused with related talks and events in a unique Film+ model - expanding the frame, giving audiences and creators a chance to discover, discuss and connect more.
Vancouver Pride 2016 Dance Party for MEN

October 7, 2016, 9pm-3am at The PINT, 455 Abbott. DJs: GingerBear Todd, Mike Sniffen (Seattle, Shanghaii). Performances by SHANE - Mr. RUFF 2016 + the MENofRUFF. Tix: on sale in September. Ruffplay STEAMWORKS after-party $5 off w/ ticket/wristband.
Sexy Hi-NRG beats, beautiful women, hot DJ’s; uplifting, inclusive, safe & fun!
Hershe Bar - Where The Girls Are!

October 9, 2016, 9pm-2am at Bar None1222 Hamilton St. Flygirl Dance Party for women, but absolutely EVERYONE welcome! National Coming Out Day with Kiyomi Valentine. DJs Riki Rocket, Miss M + smokin’ hot dancers. Voted “Best Lesbian Parties” by you. Check out what all the talk is about! Tickets online or Little Sister’s Book Store.
Also potlucks, nude drawing, nude swims & beach BBQs,
PCAN Halloween Naked Party

October 28, 2016, 8pm-2am at Club 8X6. Pacific-Canadian Association of Nudists nudist organization event for gay/bisexual men. Nude socials, all ages men (19+), all body types. Events include: Wreck Beach barbecue parties; Nude Drawing workshops; Skinnydipper Swim Nights, 1st Saturdays at Newton Wave Pool, Surrey; NIFTY Swim, 2nd + last Saturdays at Templeton Pool. Naked Heaven Party.
Safe, Sane & Consensual 19+ Event
Rascal's Halloween BDSM Play Party

October 29, 2016. 8pm-1am at Sapperton Hall, 318 Keary St, New Westminster. Naughty Trick + Treats BDSM/ Fetish party. Large fully-equipped dungeon, 15+ play stations in main area, and on stage for those wishing to play with more privacy. Pansexual events for hetero, gay, bi, lesbian, trans-gendered kinksters. Sampler hour/ special guest scenes. Tickets: $20 at the door. Moctail bar.
Vancouver's own queer soul/motown/funk band
Queer As Funk: Fear As Funk III: EARLY SHOW!

October 29, 2016, 7-10pm at Fortune Sound Club, 147 E. Pender St. New tunes, dance moves, costumes + COSTUME CONTEST. Unique in Vancouver's LGBTQ community history: bringing 10 of the city's hottest musicians together in a high-energy dance band. Beloved funk, soul, Motown classics of the 60s and 70s; contemporary favorites + the sharpest-dressed suit-and-tie band in town.
The WILDEST PARTY IN VANCOUVER! - presented by Sin City
Fetish Halloween

October 29, 2016, 9pm-3am, The Imperial Cabaret, 319 Main St. Massive, trashy over-the-top BDSM fetish party full of sexy spooky surprises. 4 rooms, DJs, dancing, dungeon play, photo booths, STAGE SHOWS, BONDAGE DEMOS, HUGE MOVIE SCREEN SIZE CUSTOM KINK VISUALS. Tickets at Deadly Couture in Gastown, JQ Clothing on Commercial, and Ultra Love on Davie St.
Flygirl Halloween Party in the Davie Village
Ghouls’ Night Out

October 29, 2016, 9pm-3am, at Playhouse Nightclub, 1240 Thurlow St. Bwahahaha. Get ready to do Halloween in style, cult film style, turning the club into a Halloween/ film funhouse: ET meets Freddy Krueger, Mall Rats chilling with Stranger Things. Movie magic, visuals/decor. DJ Tanner: 80s/90s/00s, dance/hip-hop. Welcome all creatures great and small. Costumes encouraged/ not mandatory.
"Pour l'Amour de la des Hommes."
Testostérone GEAR

November 5, 2016, 9pm - 3am at The Odyssey Bar & Nightclub, 686 West Hastings St. Saturday night, for the first time in Vancouver, Testostérone GEAR from Montréal is coming to The Odyssey. Expect a super hot night of men in gear, dancing, getting sweaty, and letting loose. Strict dress code: leather, rubber, jockstrap, uniform, military, singlet, sport gear, underwear.
Bears, beards, cubs, blokes and...

November 26, 2016, 9pm-3am, at FIVE SIXTY, 560 Seymour. The big bear night heads north again from SF for the 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. Very, VERY special guest International DJ & dancers. Tickets $15 online or at Top Drawers on Davie.
Gay Ski Week formerly known as WinterPRIDE
Whistler Pride & Ski Festival 2017

January 22-29, 2017. An LGBT week of great skiing, partying and great entertainment at the world renowned Whistler ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb, 8,171 acres of pure snow bliss only 3.5 hours drive north of Vancouver. Check their website for full details:
Vancouver Men in Leather - 25th Vancouver Rubbout party

March 31 - April 2, 2017. Weekend for rubber/ fetish men. Wear sexiest sports gear - rubber, lycra, leather - conjure up hot sweaty muscular men giving all to win the room flesh always welcome! Kick-off party. Main Event Dance Party + Afterparty. See host hotel and other details at website:
Dare to be challenged. Risk being changed
Queer Arts Festival

Mid-June, 2017 (TBC) at the Roundhouse. Annual 13-day artist-run multi-disciplinary summer arts festival. Among best worldwide, producing/presenting/exhibiting challenging, thought-provoking works that push boundaries/initiate dialogue. Widely acclaimed curated visual art exhibition, performing arts series, workshops, artist talks, panels, media art screenings. See schedule online:
T-Dance on the water
Cruisey T Cruises

June - August 2017. Vancouver's Largest T Dance Party Cruises on the Pacific Ocean -- since 1991. 19+ all-genders party on board 3-level vessel, 1st/ 2nd level dance floors, fully licensed bars; top deck dance and enjoy the sunhine, music, and great views of the Pacific Ocean. Light meal included w/ ticket.
When Vancouver Shines Bright
Honda Celebration of Light

July + August, 2017 (TBC). Vancouver's biggest event, the largest offshore fireworks competition in the world, attracting up to 400,000 spectators along English Bay each evening. Operated by the Not For Profit Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society.
Educate, Liberate & Celebrate
Vancouver Pride Parade & Festival 2017

July 30, 2017 (TBC). Pride Festival & Pride Parade noon-3pm down Robson from Thurlow to Denman, down to Alexandra Park and Pacific St. Other events leading up to the big day typically include: Pride Run & Walk + Picnic in the Park + Davie Street Block Party between Burrard and Jervis.
Queer movies from around the world
Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2017

August 10-20, 2017 (TBC), the 28th annual film festival events; the best in queer independent cinema from around the world. Check out the website for more information on films, screening venues, schedules & year-round events. Venues to include: the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, and the Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas.
This year celebrating the 33rd Fringe Festival!
The Vancouver Fringe Festival

September 7-17, 2017 (TBC), various venues. Annual celebration of theatre for everyone, featuring over 700 performances by 89 artists over 11 days. An “everyone is welcome” selection technique— with Mainstage shows literally drawn out of a hat, giving all artists a chance to participate. Unique site-specific theatre in nooks and crannies of Granville Island.