Love was in the air in Victoria on Sunday as thousands of spectators took in the colourful Pride Parade – and helped spread love and inclusion throughout the City of Victoria.
The popularity of the Pride Parade has increased tremendously over the past few years, and coupled with the two year hiatus of the event (due to the pandemic), it was clear Victorians were ready to celebrate yesterday!
This lively event featured humans, pets, floats and inflatable orcas dancing down various downtown streets or watching the procession from packed sidewalks.
This year, participants helped kick off a brand-new parade route, starting off at the Johnson Street Bridge before enveloping the Inner Harbour.
Floats travelled south along scenic Wharf Street onto Government, Belleville, and Menzies Streets before foot-only traffic marched down Kingston, Oswego, then onto Niagara Street to conclude the parade at the gates into Pride Festival in the Park.
To recap the event, here are some of the best photos of the Pride parade posted on various social media channels: