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Burnaby Pride 2023 Accessibility Guide

Event Basics

Location: Burnaby Civic Square/Bob Prittie Metrotown Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby, BC (Located on the corner of Willingdon Avenue and Central Boulevard).

Livestream: The event will be livestreamed on facebook for those who would prefer to attend from the comfort of their home. ASL interpretation and Live captioning will be included in the livestream.

Weather: The event area is outdoor RAIN/SHINE, picnic style with mostly uncovered space. Water refill stations available, bring your own bottle: cups provided. One large shade tent available for shade.

Seating: Festival style, Bring your own seating, folding chairs and limited accessible heavy duty camp chairs available.

Washroom: Accessible portables near Kingsborough, additional portables at the SE corner of the site.

Low Vision: There will be large signage scattered around the park, and visual descriptions will be provided of performers.

Deaf and HoH: ASL Interpreters will be interpreting mainstage activities all day long. Performers and speakers will use microphones and amplification.

COVID Considerations: Some COVID protocols will be observed, masks and hand sanitizers will be available at the Pink Burnaby Info Tent. We support all individuals choosing to wear masks at our event.

Low Sensory Tent: Hosted by LET’S (Live Educate Transform Society). Tables and chairs or pillows, blankets and floor space. Colouring, fidgets, reduced traffic and stimulation.

Sober Event: No alcohol will be served on the premises

Getting Here and Getting Around

Parking: Free First come first serve underground parking. No above ground parking. 8 Accessible spaces. Pay parking at multiple lots at station square. Attendees can be dropped off at the barricade on Kingsborough Street (see access map)

Transit: Skytrain – Expoline (Metrotown Station) < 10minute walk on sidewalk. Bus #119, #130, #019 stop in front of the site on Willingdon.

Terrain: A mixture of three zones: grass, concrete and paved stone squares. It is mostly level with some uneven areas. In addition decking has been added throughout the site to improve accesibility of uneven areas shown in red on the Access Map (please note the path may be different on the day based on installation).

Access: Accessible entrance is at the corner of McKay and Central, and McKay and Kingsborough and McKay and Willingdon and also beside the library entrance.

Other Access Needs

Fragrance Reduced: Burnaby Pride supports the creation of a fragrance-free environment so that chemical barriers will not prevent access to individuals experiencing chemical sensitivities. For the health and safety of volunteers, performers, and guests it is important that everyone reduce use of fragrances for this event. Please note that booth #29 will be using nail polish. For information on how and why to be fragrance-free, see

EMF Aware: Burnaby Pride acknowledges a growing number of individuals affected by electrical hypersensitivity (EHS) and would like to help support a safer event for everyone. We ask that event attendees power off their cell phones/electronic devices fully or place them on airplane mode for the duration of the event. Please refer to the access map for the electronics free seating zone.

Onsite Support

Physical Needs and Safety: First aid tent can be found at the south of the site with signs indicating its location. Snacks, Water and shade will be available in your resting area.

Safety: A private security team will be onsite to ensure participant safety. Uniformed law enforcement will not be present at this event. Please see the Burnaby Pride Safety Guide for more information.

Onsite Supports

Kids Zone: T-Shirt Painting, colouring, lawn games

Youth Worker: Available to chat 1-1 at the Alphabet Soup Booth #5

Active Listeners: Available for 1-1 validation and support. Visit the Burnaby Pride Info Booth to get connected

Info Booth: Masks, Hand Sanitizer, Sunscreen, Bugspray, Earplugs

FOR ADDITIONAL ACCESS NEEDS please contact Burnaby Pride Coordinator directly

at 778-893-5552 or email: