Quebec, known to many as Canada’s French speaking province, is celebrated for its flamboyant Joie-de-Vivre, old world charm, and some of the hottest LGBTQ+ celebrations on the planet.
A visit to Quebec City, the charming capital city, is often compared to a visit to Europe, without leaving North America. Centuries of history and romance can be felt throughout the cobblestone streets of Vieux-Québec (old Quebec), which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
LGBTQ+ nightlife and events are also alive and well in this charming city with over 400 years of history. The Quebec City Pride Festival (Fête Arc-en-ciel de Québec) is a colourful four day event that takes place over the Labour Day weekend each year, complete with drag queens, community march and parties galore!
Montreal, Quebec’s sizzling metropolis is the largest city in the province, and the second largest French-speaking city in the world. World-renowned as one of the sexiest gay party destinations anywhere, Montreal is the sophisticated host to a long list of world-class events, including the annual Black & Blue Festival, put on by the Bad Boy Club Montreal (BBMC), attracting thousands of people from around the world.
Montreal created and was host city for the first ever Canada Pride in 2017. Partnering with a Human Rights Conference at the same time created an ongoing legacy for LGBTQ+ Canadians, with plans to hold the event in a different city across Canada, every four years. After a successful beginning, Montreal has passed the Canada Pride legacy on to Winnipeg, which will host the festivities in 2020.
Fierté Montréal Pride is the largest LGBTQ+ francophone celebration of Pride in the world. With over 200 activities anchored by their world-renowned gay village, Le Village, this event is high on the list for many international LGBTQ+ travellers. Festivities run from August 9 – 19, 2019.