The largest gay population in Western Canada, lives in this ocean-wrapped and snow-capped city. Its gay community is centered around two distinctly different neighborhoods - 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.
A high-density residential neighborhood in the heart of downtown, the West End is an engaging mix of retirees, immigrants, urban youth and gay residents. The epicentre of the scene is the stretch of Davie Street between Burrard and Jervis, known as Davie Village with its cluster of cafes, casual eateries, pubs, nightclubs and shops offering designer clothing and sleek housewares. The beautiful beaches of English Bay are also popular attractions in this area. For more information, please visit: http://www.westendbia.com
Commercial Drive, known locally as “The Drive”, is a popular neighborhood for Vancouver’s thriving lesbian community. This funky, East side neighborhood is packed with reasonably priced ethnic restaurants, cafes, shops and services. The Drive can be easily accessed by car and transit. For more information, please visit: http://www.thedrive.ca