Davie Village, Vancouver
Davie Village is conveniently located within easy walking access, or a short taxi ride from all major downtown hotels. Vancouver’s fabulous sandy beaches, beautiful parks and spectacular natural scenery are also just steps away, making the Davie Village a must-see for visitors and a great place to base yourself, or to start your exploration of LGBTQ-friendly Vancouver.
Considered by many to be the heart of Vancouver’s gay community, this thriving neighbourhood offers a wide range of reasonably priced unique restaurants, outdoor patios, bars and pubs, fashion outlets, hotels and spas, travel agencies, specialty shops, bookstores and more. Home to many of Vancouver’s most popular gay pubs, night clubs and dance bars, the Davie Village also offers a popular men’s sauna and 24/7 shops and services throughout the year.
Enhancements to the Village include the now world-famous rainbow crosswalks at the corner of Bute & Davie, which make for unique and colourful selfies and photo ops. Permanent LED strip lighting lines the three blocks of Davie, illuminating the Village with computer programmed light shows, in rainbow colours during pride and additional colours during many seasonal events.
The Heart of Davie Village Public Space Improvement Project, is planning ongoing projects to enhance this area as a hub for the LGBTQ community, including the much anticipated July 2016 opening of the 2.3 million dollar Jim Deva Plaza, a living memorial to the late Jim Deva, one of Vancouver’s best known gay pioneers. For more about the project: Click here
H.I.M. is a community-based organization dedicated to strengthening the health and well-being of gay men. Their approach includes physical, sexual, social and mental health. Five locations (Davie St., Commercial Dr., New West, Surrey and Abbotsford) check their web site for details. 310-1033 Davie St. Vancouver BC, V6E 1M7 604.488.1001