Win A Two Night Stay in Vancouver

Author: , November 8th, 2014


Explore everything Vancouver has to offer from its vibrant West End, just steps away from the world-famous Stanley Park and English Bay beaches. Every one of our spacious guest rooms features a private balcony–and many offer stunning panoramic views of the city, waterways or North Shore mountains. Unwind at our 18,000-square foot fitness centre, including an indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna.

Package includes:

– A Two night stay in a One bedroom Suite.
– Breakfast for 2 each morning in The Brasserie.
– Complimentary Wi-Fi.
– Parking.

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Vancouver Hotel Adds Rainbow to City Skyline

Author: , July 14th, 2014

Sandman Hotel - Wayne Leidenfrost

Just in time for Vancouver’s pride events in late July and Early August, the city’s skyline now features a permanent display of LGBT pride. The Sandman Suites Hotel on Davie Street in Vancouver’s gayborhood (Davie Village) has painted a 55-foot wide rainbow on to the very top of their roof.

Vancity Buzz has a quote from Valentina Tang, General Manager of the hotel. She says:

We are proud to call this community our home and want to illustrate our pride by painting the iconic rainbow crowned on-top of our hotel…The concept behind the painting was: A heart of gold is where the rainbow begins. We are an inclusive organization and always like supporting our local communities.

By Jake Folsom – Full Story at | Vancouver Gay Travel Resources

Image by Wayne Leidenfrost, Vancouver Sun

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Rainbow Travel Inc, Vancouver, British Columbia

Author: , May 22nd, 2014

Rainbow Travel

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

Fed up with spending hours searching for the right Gay or Lesbian vacation from the mind boggling multitude of websites online and worry that you’ve spent too much? Wouldn’t it be convenient if all the major Gay and Lesbian worldwide vacations and cruises were on one website? Look no more!

See the Rainbow Travel Inc. Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Romantic Gay Vancouver

Author: , March 8th, 2014

Vancouver, BCWedding bells are ringing and you’re headed to Vancouver, the verdant metropolis of British Columbia that has enjoyed legal same-sex marriage since 2003. (Gay marriage was legalized across Canada in 2005.) This humble-yet-happening city of 600,000 residents is among Canada’s most gay-proud cities, with its annual midsummer Pride festival drawing as many attendees as the entire citywide population.

It’s hard to imagine a city more welcoming than Vancouver, where locals are so eager to share the best parts of their city that introductions may soon lead to a personal guided tour. For brides and grooms, arranging a memorable ceremony can be as easy as hiring one of a bevy of wedding planners, such as Viva Las Weddings and Two Dears and a Queer.

Or you can take the super-easy route and pay a local marriage commissioner about $80 to do the hitching as simply as you like. If it’s a dreamy honeymoon you seek, plan on some quality outdoors time by day with fun, gay nightlife to follow.

Authored By Kelsy Chauvin – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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New York and Canada Tops for US Gay Travelers

Author: , January 20th, 2014

New York CityNew York is the top domestic destination and Canada the top international destination for US LGBTI travelers, a survey has found.

The study by Community Marketing Inc discovered that, while lesbian, gay and bi travelers chased the sun on their holidays, the desire for ‘rest and relaxation’ as well as ‘culture, art and heritage’ were bigger motivators.

And modern gay holidaymakers demand free wifi in their hotels with 70% of them saying this was significant. LGBTI leisure travel is up by 5% in 2013 but business travel is still decreasing, as it has in previous years.

Authored By Tris reid-Smith – See the Full Story at Gay Star News

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: West End Guest House, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Author: , January 6th, 2014

West End Guest House, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Downtown Close to the Life of the City: Victorian influenced B&B in the centre of the city. Full amenities including, WI-FI, bikes to lend, private bath, parking and full breakfasts. Mixed clientel, not exclusive to any group.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: English Bay Inn, Vancouver, British Columbia

Author: , October 20th, 2013

English Bay Inn - Vancouver, british ColumbiaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Unexpected Hideaway in the Heart of the City: EBI is elegant and romantic B&B accommodation located in Vancouver’s West End steps from Stanley Park and English Bay beaches. Pamper yourself in our adult-oriented, smoke-free home. Six cozy bedrooms, all with private bathrooms, are furnished with antiques, luxurious QS beds, bathrobes and duvets dressed in crisp Ralph Lauren linens.

See the English Bay Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Vancouver Like a Local

Author: , October 2nd, 2013

Vancouver AerialBarb Snelgrove is a true Vancouverite (second generation, to be specific) and she loves her hometown! Barb is a reporter with OutlookTV/OUTtv, writes for various on-line publications and hosts QueerFM RELOADED Radio on 101.9FM. She has won numerous awards for her work as a LGBTQ community advocate and will be inducted into the Canadian Q Hall of Fame later this year.

Q: What are the best tips for travellers to get up-to-the-minute info about LGBT events and happenings during their trip here?

A: The Trifecta of local LGBTQ Vancouver info can easily be found online. In addition to Tourism Vancouver’s site [], there are two great sites called and Also be sure to plan a trip to gay Vancouver institution Little Sister’s Bookstore [in Davie Village] – they will be happy to offer ideas!

See the Full Story at Best Gay Travel Guide

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Gay Vancouver in the Summertime

Author: , July 3rd, 2013

Gay Friendly VancouverTravel Marketing has published the 11th annual Gay Friendly Vancouver – In Town Guide, for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgendered (LGBT) summer travelers to the Vancouver region, including Whistler, Victoria and Seattle. A free mobile app also offers information for mobile devices.

Marketing to the LGBT traveler has skyrocketed, with destinations worldwide now courting this travel segment, so it is essential to have current resources, social media connections and the latest technology on offer to attract the discerning LGBT traveler. It has been estimated that the LGBT travel segment represents a multi-billion dollar market worldwide annually.

With this in mind, Angus Praught, owner of Travel Marketing, reported “Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria and the surrounding region have been active and visible in the international LGBT travel segment since the nineteen nineties and continue to showcase the destination as an LGBT welcoming place to visit.”

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Vancouver, Portland, and Seattle – The Great Pacific Northwest

Author: , June 8th, 2013

Seattle Aerial ViewWith the past couple centuries of North American “settlement” moving east to west, it’s no wonder that the great Pacific Northwest might seem somewhat untamed, relative to much of the continent. It’s also no wonder that residents, particularly the transplants, continue to be awed by the natural beauty.

“I tell my Midwest relatives that every day I’ve lived in the Northwest, I’ve seen something too pretty to be real,” says former Chicagoan Tim Joyce, who lives in Seattle with his partner and works as a meteorologist and reporter for Seattle’s Q13 Fox affiliate and as chief meteorologist at Portland, Ore.’s CW station.

The beauty might be a waterfall, a field of tulips or a mountaintop. Or it might be a cityscape in one of the area’s three major metropolises: Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. Timothy Christian, a Seattle-based flight attendant who also claims Midwest roots, shares Joyce’s wonderment with his new home.

Authored By Will O’Bryan- See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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