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Viva La Montreal!
by Bruce on Monday, July 18th, 2011 | No Comments »

Canada is one of only a few countries in the world to recognize same-sex marriage and what better place to celebrate than Montreal? This primarily French-speaking city is full of old world history and culture, and still maintains its cosmopolitan flair as an international gay destination. Located in East Canada, just North of Vermont, Montreal is easily accessible via air, and is home to the famous Black & Blue Festival held in October.

The “Village” is located in the west section of downtown, and is the epicenter of the city’s gay scene. Here, you can find bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels and cafes that cater to their gay friends. St. Catherine Street is where it all happens and is easily accessible by foot or metro, where you can hop on or off at Berri, Beaudry, or Papineau stations. Beginning May 18 to September 12, the Village section of St. Catherine Street is closed to all vehicles, allowing restaurants and bars to set up terraces and patios so guests can dine al fresco.  Be sure you visit O’Thym on de Maisonneuve Street for some appetizing cuisine, or La Piazetta on the corner of St. Catherine and Amherst for some classic pizza or pasta. Le Saloon on St. Catherine offers their take on Western Fusion, complete with either live music or a DJ.  Enjoy a walking tour of Old Montreal or pop into Simon’s for some new club duds for the evening. Enjoy happy hour on the rooftop deck at Sky, take in a drag show at Chez Mado then off to Parking for Boys Night Out.  Our recommendations for your stay include the Sofitel Montreal which is offering a 3rd night free and a great place to stay during Montreal Pride August 9 – 14. Gouverneur Place Dupuis Hotel is located in the Gay Village, so you’ll be close to all the action and the W Montreal is centrally located in Downtown Montreal.

Whether your plans take you to Montreal for a gay wedding, Montreal Pride or the Black and Blue Festival, this liberal and progressive city will have you partying enough to get you onto Celebrity Rehab, or at least close to it. Viva la Montreal!

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Vancouver – Canada’s Gay Jewel in the Pacific Northwest
by Bruce on Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »

Vancouver is Canada’s jewel in the Pacific Northwest. Home to the 2010 Winter Olympics and Whistler’s Gay Ski Week, this metropolitan city is surrounded by gorgeous mountains, peaceful waters, and has the largest gay population in Western Canada.

The heart of Vancouver’s gayborhood is Davie Street, where you’ll find Celebrities Night Club and Pump Jack.  If you like sports bars check out The Fountainhead Pub, or to mix and mingle, check out 1181, which has won numerous local awards for Best Bar, Straight Friendly Gay Bar, and the Place for Best Drinks.  A local favorite for sushi is Kadoya, and Central Bistro is ideal for brunch, a bite on the patio, or cocktails with friends before hitting the nightclubs. Visit during the North American Outgames being held in Vancouver this year from July 25-31, and finish off the weekend with Vancouver Pride on July 31. You can also visit Vancouver during the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival August 11 – 21.

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Of course, you’ll need a place to rest, so check in at the four star Opus Hotel, located on Davie Street, just a few blocks from Davie Village. Opus offers boutique style accommodations, with onsite restaurant and bar, as well as Italian Espresso bar. Sandman Suites, offers affordable three star accommodations on Davie Street, and is close to the beach and world-famous Stanley Park. Walk to Davie Village, or relax in the seasonal outdoor pool. Both hotels are officially TAG approved, so you’ll feel comfortable being yourself during your stay.

I’m ready to go – how about you?

 

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Gay Nights Las Vegas – August 4 – 7, 2011
by Gay Travelocity on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 | No Comments »

Gay Nights Las Vegas is sure to entertain you from touchdown to take-off.  Enjoy a weekend full of sexy events, pool parties, clubs, beverages, and well, you know what they say about Vegas – “What Happens in Vegas, Stays In Vegas!”  Enjoy tantalizing cocktails at The ABSOLUT Hot Spot hospitality lounge, Gay Nights VIP Access Card, Cirque du Soleil shows with special cast events (think men in tights!) , daily pool parties , and exclusive night club soirees in Vegas’ hottest clubs. You’ll be shopping till you drop with weekend shopping specials, experiencing unique dining at Vegas’ best eateries, and well, just being gay in Vegas.  Raise your rainbow flags and get ready to party. It’s Gay Nights Las Vegas.  Book your Gay Nights Las Vegas experience now only at GayTravelocity.com.

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