Quebec City, capital city of the province of Quebec, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, with all the modern amenities of the twenty-first century, side-by-side with old world charm and architecture of centuries gone by.
Quebec City also enjoys a thriving LGBTQ scene, with a popular selection of gay pubs, bars, dance clubs, saunas, and restaurants situated in the Faubourg St-Jean area, near the gates to the old city. Liquor service hours are very liberal throughout the province of Quebec, so the fun continues into the wee hours nightly. Quebec City celebrates LGBTA Pride for our days, Fete Arc-en-ciel de Quebec, Quebec City Gay Pride, August 30 to September 3, 2012.
Montreal, one of the hottest gay travel destinations on the planet, is also the second largest French-speaking city in the world. The exciting, cosmopolitan city, has two large-scale, annual LGBTA festivals each summer; Divers\Cite in July and the Montreal Pride Celebrations, Celebrations de la Fierte Montreal in August each year. The theme for the Pride celebrations this year is “Our Flag, Our Pride” and the Montreal LGBTA Pride Parade, presented, will take place along Rene Levesque Boulevard West, beginning at 13:00.
This year in Montreal’s Queer of the Year contest, five shortlisted finalists will be flown to the city for an all-expense paid week of activities and challenges towards becoming the 2012 Queer of the Year and winning $5,000 CAN, plus flights and accommodation to return to Montreal for a weekend getaway after the competition.
Le Village, Montreal’s world-famous gay village is the largest of its kind in North America, and is considered by many to be the sexiest. Centrally located, within walking distance of downtown, or a short ride to Beaudry Metro station on Saint Catherine Street.