The Ratha Yatra parade is an annual Indian parade that takes place in Vancouver, Canada. The parade runs west along Beach Avenue from Thurlow Street to Stanley Park. It ends at the stanley-park-van-event-ratha-yatra-festival.html at Ceperley Park in Stanley Park. So, after the parade you can enjoy the festival!
Ratha Yatra (or Rathayatra) is also called a 'Chariot Festival' which is a public parade in a chariot. There are a number of floats, bands, and a giant chariot that is pulled by anybody who wants to pull it. It is true that anybody can help pull the chariot! Although it is an Indian parade, there are usually many ethnic groups represented which make it very colorful and inclusive!
You can watch the parade anywhere along Beach Avenue from Thurlow Street to Stanley Park, then along Stanley Park Drive to Ceperley Park. The best place to watch the parade is on Beach Avenue between Thurlow and Bidwell Streets!
The Ratha Yatra parade website is: VanRathFest.com
The 2019 Ratha Yatra parade takes place on Sunday August 18, 2019 from noon to 1:30pm.
The 2019 Ratha Yatra parade assembles on Beach Avenue between Howe and Burrard Streets.
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