Gay Life in Canada – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , May 4th, 2019

Gay life in Canada

Canada is one of our favourite places to visit. It’s not only one of the most gay friendly countries in the world, it also offers so much to LGBTQ travellers including large gay scenes, Pride events throughout the year, stunning landscapes, and of course many cute guys.

We met one particularly cute Canadian guy at the Whistler Pride event, who is not only a world famous renowned vlogger, but has since become Mr Gay Canada! Josh Rimer is proudly shining the rainbow flag around the world, so we just had to sit him down and get his word about gay life in Canada.

Hi Josh, introduce yourself:

Hi guys, I’m Josh Rimer, 41 years old. I grew up in Red Deer, Alberta, now living in Vancouver in British Colombia with my fiancé Heath. I’m a gay travel vlogger and also host travel content on our national LGBTQ television station that airs daily.

This year I was also made Mr. Gay Canada 2019!

What was it like growing up gay in a small town like Red Deer?

I’ve been out for about 20 years now and luckily it was a much easier and more accepting process than I originally thought it would be. Canada itself is a very progressive country and Canadians are generally very liberal-minded, so I was lucky in that sense.

But I grew up in the days before there was any talk about marriage equality and Red Deer was an area that was especially conservative. This was also just before the Internet so it was difficult to understand and accept that I could be gay. There were no openly gay people around me, so the only homophobia I saw or experienced was when kids would use gay slurs to put someone down, so I knew it wasn’t something there was a positive feeling towards.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

Canada Gay Travel Resources


Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Le Chateau du Faubourg, Quebec City

Author: , December 5th, 2015

Le Chateau du Faubourg

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

A private French chateau styled in Second Empire Napoleon III architecture. This restored gem offers a non-smoking, air-conditioned environment. We are located in the heart of historical Quebec City and within walking distance to the City’s best restaurants, entertainnement district and business community. This family owned chateau offers you: separate bedrooms, suites with a private bathroom and meeting rooms at very competitive rates. You will also find a Beauty Salon in the chateau.

See the Le Chateau du Faubourg Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Quebec

Travel Gay Canada Brings Together Community Leaders in Gananoque, Ontario

Author: , June 3rd, 2012

Leaders of Gananoque’s business community, elected officials and service providers met at the Gananoque Inn and Spa on Stone Street South on May 17 to undergo a program of diversity training and prepare for a new step into the town’s future.

Led by Travel Gay Canada’s Darrell Schuurman, Executive Director, and Justin Lafontaine, Ontario Program Development Manager, they learned skills to help them with Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) targeted tourism and marketing.

Travel Gay Canada’s main objectives are the promotion of Canada as a safe, open, four-season gay and lesbian travel destination, promoting gay and lesbian product on behalf of all businesses and associations in addition to the diversity of tourism experiences available within Canada.

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