The 14th Annual BOLDFest!!

Thursday Aug 30 through Sunday Eve Sept 2, 2018

Save Labour Day Weekend 2018  and join us for one of the best weekends your lesbian/dyke heart could hope for.

Ta Da! We've got a brand new venue!  The COAST COAL HARBOUR HOTEL on  West Hastings Street (@ Bute) in downtown Vancouver. One block from the waterfront, Canada Place and Coal Harbour eateries.  We're delighted to continue our relationship with the "Coast Hotel Family".  CLICK HERE to reserve your hotel room with BOLDFest special rates (only $10 more since 2017!). See if you can discover something very special about these rooms! (psst) First in the country!  Please note:  BOLDFest room rates sold out last year. Don't wait too long!

Click here for BOLDFest registration form.  

We look forward to many returning BOLDFestees from the past 13 years as well as many coming for the first time in 2018! 

Thank you for supporting Lesbian Culture!


    The first all-women's taiko group in Canada formed in 1990

    EastVan's 8-piece Dance Band
  • Dance the Night Away with QAF!! Click Here!


    Workshop titles and descriptions will be listed on workshop page in the next while. Meantime, 
    What's a burning issue you'd like discussed with other bold, older lesbians? New kinds of workshops for BOLDFest??? Let us hear your thoughts!


Just Announced!

Preserving Our History at The Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony

Historian Elise Chenier has been recording the life experiences of same-sex attracted women since the early 1990s. For the past decade she has been putting oral testimonies online at so that anyone with a high-speed internet connection can access these rich historical records. In this session, Elise will report on the results of a recent project aimed at bridging the gap between the Archives and the broader community. Come find out about what it means to put our heritage online, and how you can participate in making history through oral testimony.


  • Intergenerational Dialogue
  • Zumba Gold
  • Lesbian Karoake (start practicing!) 
  • Film Screening TBA
  • Finances & the Older Lesbian
  • LGBTQ Elder Care Communities
  • Who Says Sex stops at ????
  • and more

BOLDFest Extra Activities/Extra Cost

  • Solos Meet n' Greet, Thursday 5:30 - 7:00 pm (maximum 20; reserved for BOLDFest registrants)
  •  Walking Tour with Jolene Castillou Cumming. Click here for description and details (maximum 20)
  • Intro to Dragonboating. Saturday Afternoon, False Creek

Team BOLD says "See you in September"

Look for BOLDFest 2018 registration information  on this site soon!  Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter. 

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Check out BOLDFest Logo-wear t-shirt designs
at the Redbubble fundraising page! Click here to shop >>

BOLD is a non-profit society registered in the Province of British Columbia Canada. Its  mission is to raise the visibility of older lesbians, and to provide a venue to meet lesbians and to share information and opportunities for learning, networking, and organizing. As importantly, BOLDFest creates a safe place for lesbians to  form life-long friendships, and relationships.  For the last twelve years, BOLDFest - the Bold Old(er) Lesbians & Dykes Conference and Gathering -  has attracted lesbians aged 40  up to 90's -  and much younger women - from across Canada, the US and Australia!

We have been convening at the Coast Plaza Hotel for 13 years. In 2018 we move to a sister hotel in Vancouver  the luxurious, still friendly Coast Coal Harbour Hotel!. This hotel  is still a gay-friendly and dog-friendly hotel one block from Coal Harbour with views of water and mountains and 3 blocks from Canada Place. You'll love it! 

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