Pride Parade this Saturday: Temporary road closures on 5th Street including 5th Street Bridge

August 23, 2023

Courtenay’s first-ever Pride Parade is this Saturday August 26, 2023 starting at 12 noon, celebrating the history, courage and diversity of Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual communities (2SLGBTQIA+).

The Comox Valley Pride Parade will be led by local organization Queer Culture, and will travel down 5th Street through Downtown Courtenay to the Pride in the Park event at Simms Park from 12 noon to 5 p.m., hosted by Comox Valley Pride.

The parade will require temporary road closures on 5th Street through Downtown Courtenay and across the 5th Street Bridge toward Simms Park.

Date: Saturday August 26, 2023

Parade down 5th Street: Starting at 12 noon

Road Closures and Parking Restrictions: 5th Street from Johnston Avenue to Comox Road, including Downtown Courtenay and the 5th Street Bridge, will be fully closed starting at 11 a.m. and parking on 5th Street will be restricted prior to the road closure.

5th Street and the 5th Street Bridge will reopen once the parade has passed, no later than 1:30 p.m.

Event volunteers will be guided to the parking lot at Lewis Park by traffic control personnel.

For more information on the festivities, visit