Albertans show their pride every year, with festivals celebrating LGBTQ diversity all over the province. The urban celebrations in Edmonton and Calgary are big, vibrant events that draw people from all walks of life with packed schedules of parties, events, cultural and social experiences and, of course, parades. Many smaller centres celebrate pride with their own unique spins, from the popular Jasper Pride midwinter festival, to Red Deer’s summer celebration.
Alberta is well known for its beautiful rainbows, whether they are shining above Lake Louise or the wide-open prairies. But the province is also known for celebrating an even brighter rainbow thanks to its history of passionately celebrating gay pride with festivals and events that grow in size and diversity every year.