CANADA: It seems to become an annual habit, a good one we have to add. Starting the new year with a Gay Ski Week Pride trip to Canada is just the best way to kick off our gay travel plans for 2019. It was time again to pack our bags and pride ski outfits and fly over to Vancouver to attend the 27th annual Whistler Pride Gay Ski Week in the Whistler Mountains, British Columbia. The first Gay Pride of the season for us brings lesbians, gays, and queers from around the globe together to celebrate pride, equality, and love with the whole LGBTQ+ community and to bring rainbow colors into the winter wonderland of Northern America. Join us on our first trip in 2019 and see the winter pride festival “Whistler Pride Gay Ski Week” through a couple of men‘s eyes.
The colorful story of our Highlights Jasper Pride Festival Rainbow Parade Marmot Basin 2017 in Alberta, Canada – One of our biggest destination dreams came true: Canada! we traveled to the province of Alberta to attend the 8th edition of the unique Jasper Pride Festival 2017 with a very special highlight: the gay pride parade on the ski hill of the Canadian Ski Resort Marmot Basin. It was amazing to be part of four fantastic, rainbow colored days in the middle of Jasper National Park with an unbelievable supportive (not only) LGBTQ community. We fell in love with the family-like atmosphere of Jasper during the great events all over town center and at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge with the magnificent Rocky Mountains as the perfect backdrop.
Our gay couple travel diary of Whistler Pride 2018 Gay Ski Week in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Our second Gay Ski Week brought us again to the Western part of Canada, to British Columbia’s Whistler, to be precise. Together with hundreds of gay men, lesbian women, and all members of the LGBTQ+ community, we spent a week on the slopes of the Canadian Ski Resort Whistler Blackcomb enjoying incredibly much Canadian powder snow. Besides the usual winter sports like skiing and snowboarding through the British Columbian dense forest, Gay Whistler offers several different winter sports like zip-lining and snowmobiling organized by The Adventure Group Whistler.
Next to all the sporting there were of course a lot of LGBTQ+ events like the night of comedy with Margaret Cho, the LGBTQ+ Social Media Workshop, a special dinner evening at Bearfoot restaurant and the famous Furocious, Splash Pool Party, the Sip N’ Dip at the Scandinave Spa and the great closing event Snowball.
Zip Lining Snowmobiling TAG Whistler Gay-friendly – We went on our pure adrenalin adventure Zip-Lining and Snowmobiling together with the two tour guides Marty and Thomas on Rainbow Mountain. After a hot chocolate break, we jumped on a ski-doo to experience a twilight snowmobiling tour…
Our Top 10 of the best and gay-friendly restaurants Vancouver – The West-Canadian Metropole is known for its multi-cultural lifestyle and, of course, for its culinary scene. Fresh seafood, traditional Canadian dishes and the fine art of the modern cuisine, Vancouver has it all, not to forget the best wines in Canada and tasty crafted beers of the west coast. And the Vancouverites know them all from highlights in Chinatown to the chic restaurants in Downtown, the Vancouver food scene offers variety for everyone. During our trip to British Columbia in January 2018, we had the chance to test some of the best and gay-friendly restaurants in town.
Review of The Douglas Vancouver Hotel gay-friendly – An Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott in Canada. Looking for a brand new design hotel in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia with style, we can recommend the 5-star Hotel by Mariott that opened its doors in October 2017. Luxurious and stylish from the inside and outside, the boutique hotel The Douglas offers its guests spacious rooms on 16 floors inside the Parq Vancouver complex right next to the BC Place Stadium. Gay Travelers will find a proper home between the hip Vancouver neighborhoods Yaletown and Gastown just a short walk away from the waterside of False Creek.
Awesome News: We are thrilled to announce, that we will go to Canada again next winter! This time we as Gay Couple Travel Bloggers will attend the 26th edition of LGBTQ+ Whistler Pride & Ski Festival 2018 in British Columbia, which is considered to be one of the biggest and best Gay Ski Weeks worldwide. Last year we already had a great time exploring the East side of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Alberta driving along the Icefield’s Parkway starting from Calgary all the way up to Jasper joining the Gay Ski Week Jasper Pride. But now it is time to go West! In January 2018, we will fly with Delta Airlines to visit Vancouver, B.C. showing you around Tourism Vancouver’s 17-days Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival, Canada’s largest annual food and drink festival with over 200 participating restaurants and more than 30 events. After three days in Vancouver, we will take the shuttle to Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park and the ski resort Whistler Blackcomb with is famous Peak 2 Peak Gondola connecting Whistler Mountain (2.182 m) and Blackcomb Peak (2.440 m). Get ready to see the best photos and videos of the 26th Whistler Pride & Ski Festival in 2018. Come to Whistler and join us for the 26th edition of Whistler Pride and see the gay ski event in Canada through a couple of men‘s eyes!
CANADA: Right before we hit the road from Lake Louise all the way north to Jasper, we left the Canadian province of Alberta for a 2-days short stay at Emerald Lake at Yoho National Park, British Columbia.