Registration is now open for our 2022 Capital Pride. Join more than 150 other marching groups, floats and other contingents as we celebrate and advocate our communities. This year’s parade takes place Sunday, August 28, kicking off at 1pm in Centretown.

Key Dates:

  • Early Bird Deadline: Thursday, June 30
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, August 5
  • Call times and final details available: Monday, August 15
  • 2022 Pride Parade: Sunday, August 28, kicking off at 1pm

Registration Fees                

Registration fees are used to cover the cost of the parade, including costs related to the provision of city services, road closure signage and barricades.

Community Groups and Non-Profit Organizations with a budget under $250,000

CategoryEarly Brid Regular Price
Marching Contingent$25$50
Small Vehicle$100$150
Large Vehicle$150$225

Community Groups and Non-Profit Organizations with a budget over $250,000

CategoryEarly Brid Regular Price
Marching Contingent$150$225
Small Vehicle$200$300
Large Vehicle$250$375

Unions, Political Groups, Election Candidates, Government Departments, Universities and Colleges

CategoryEarly Brid Regular Price
Marching Contingent$400$600
Small Vehicle$500$750
Large Vehicle$600$900

Small Businesses

CategoryEarly Brid Regular Price
Marching Contingent$600$900
Small Vehicle$700$1,050
Large Vehicle$800$1,200

Large Businesses

CategoryEarly Brid Regular Price
Marching Contingent$1,000$1,500
Small Vehicle$1,500$2,250
Large Vehicle$2,000$3,000

Additional Fees

CategoryEarly Brid Regular Price
Additional Small Vehicles$50$75
Additional Large Vehicles$100$150
SOCAN Fee, applicable for groups playing recorded music $10$10

Definitions

  • Small Vehicle: Vehicles up to 20ft long (the size of a minivan or pick-up truck)
  • Large Vehicle: Vehicles larger than 20ft long (longer than a minivan or pick-up truck)
  • Small Businesses: Defined as an local business with up to 2 store fronts or under 50 employees.
  • Large Businesses: Defined as business with more than 2 store fronts or over 50 employees.

Capital Pride is committed to supporting the participation groups in the parade. If these fees are a barrier to participation, please contact Capital Pride at [email protected].

Registration fees can be paid via credit card or cheque. Credit card payments are processed via PayPal and can be completed as part of the registration process. Cheques can be mailed to Capital Pride (403 Bank Street, Studio 2, Ottawa ON K2P 1Y6) and must arrive by the relevant deadlines.

Information Sessions

Join our parade and street fair teams for an information session. All sessions will take place via Zoom.

Parade Information Package

Our parade information package is still under development and will be released in mid-June. It will contain an overview of the parade, the route, tips for marching contingents and floats and parade guidelines.

Final Parade Route and Staging Details

The staging details for parade participants and the final parade route will be shared in mid-June as part of our parade information package.  

Groups with floats or vehicles can expect to receive a staging call time of either 9am, 10am or 11am. The Call time for marching contingent leaders will be between 11am and 12noon and marchers should plan to arrive by 12:30pm.