Gay Vancouver: the Davie Street Village rainbow walk

The Vancouver gay village, also known as the Davie Village is the heart of the city’s LGBTQ community. It is based mainly along Davie Street between Jervis Street and Burrard Street. This is where the majority of the gay bars, clubs, fashion outlets, faces and saunas are.

Davie Street is also the first place in Canada to have a permanent rainbow crossing, proudly installed in July 2013. It’s located at the intersection of Davie and Bute Streets. Next to the rainbow crossing is the Jim Deva Plaza, which is a living memorial to the late Jim Deva, one of Vancouver’s best known gay pioneers and heroes.


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