VFW 2019 : JULY 25-29
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VFW is a full summer weekend fetish holiday, packed with events where you can show your biggest and best fetish outfits, punctuated by thrilling world class entertainment and fetish fashion shows, events where you can get kinky with your pervy playmates, but also enjoy relaxed and daytime activities where you can solidify friendships. As always, the Friday of VFW features a large-scale themed ball which changes every year to keep things fresh and inspirational, in addition to our Saturday night main event and many other activities, including the world-famous VFW Fetish Cruise. For our 7th Edition we present THE 7 DEADLY SINS FETISH BALL, featuring the incredible Mimi Cherie from Montreal, and many other designers and performers from around the world TBA!
Boat name : Magic Spirit
Boards at : 750 Pacific Blvd. If you are standing in front of the venue where the Saturday night main party was, turn left and walk straight forward. Ahead of you, just over the bike path, is the entrance to the marina and dock.
Boarding begins : 5 PM
Ship leaves : 6 PM SHARP, no exceptions!
Ship docks : 9 PM
Limo bus shuttles will be waiting upon docking to bring you to the Grand Finale Bondage Ball at the Penthouse Strip Club, at 1019 Seymour St.
It’s 30 degrees outside and Vancouver has rolled out the most beautiful day we’ve ever had for the VIP Fetish Cruise in the history of Vancouver Fetish Weekend! Congratulations to everyone who bought a VIP Weekend + Cruise pass before it sold out – we are in for a sinfully delicious treat! This event is the jewel in the crown of our annual gathering of international and local kinksters, and as far as we know, is the biggest fetish dress code cruise of its kind in North America!
PARKING – there are several large parking lots next to the Marina, which are shared with the nearby casino. While there is lots of parking here, it can be expensive, but it is definitely the most convenient option. Or, find parking on Pacific Blvd nearby. Another option are the dozen or so parking spaces in the taxi loop at the Plaza Of Nations.
DO NOT BE LATE – The ship sails at 6 PM sharp, no exceptions, no refunds. If you are not parked by 5:45 PM and walking to the boat, you will very likely not make it on time. Every year the boat pulls away and a handful of disappointed kinksters rush up to the gate and sadly wave goodbye, having missed boarding by minutes. Don’t let this be you!!
HEAT WARNING – It is going to be a HOT one and while there are many fun ways to abuse your body, being dehydrated is not one of them! Please make sure to drink lots of water, and bring a hat, hand fan, umbrella, or other precautions, if you are sensitive to heat!
ATTIRE & KINK PLAY – There is a fetish dress code in place – anyone without an appropriate sexy / risque / fetish / kinky / pervy outfit will not be permitted entry. While we encourage people to be as bare as you dare, a g-string minimum must be worn at all times, with no exposed lower genitals. While there is PLENTY of naughty fun and play to be had, no direct sex acts or genital touching is permitted on board.
FETISH DRESS CODE
DJs & DANCING w/ EVILYN13 & KASEY RIOT
OPEN AIR TOP DECK ROPE PLAY AREA & DANCE POLE
FULL MID-LEVEL PLAY DUNGEON
CHILLOUT LOWER DECK LEVEL
PHOTOS – there is no personal photography allowed on the cruise. Roving staff photographers will be on site, as well as a drone capturing video once we hit the halfway point of the cruise. All video and photos are thoroughly screened before release. We know that the majority of our attendees are beautiful & sexy creatures who love getting their photos taken and trust our staff, but if the presence of cameras is an issue for you, please speak with a staff photographer and they will make sure to keep you out of any photos taken. We want you to be comfortable and have a great time unwinding and getting kinky out on the water!
NO TOUCHING WITHOUT PERMISSION – full stop, this is rule #1. Regardless if you see some gorgeous half naked people getting kinky together, this is not an invitation to join in without explicit verbal permission. Do not assume! Non-consensual touching or activity of any kind will not be tolerated.
RESPECT THE BOAT AND STAFF AT ALL TIMES – the staff and management of the Magic Spirit go out of their way to accommodate our gathering every year and in return we expect our community to give the utmost respect and appreciation back! Please be courteous and tip well 😉read more
Here’s the answers to all the most common questions people ask about tickets, including :
“Where can I buy tickets?”
“I can’t find my confirmation email from when I bought my ticket. Can you look it up for me and email it to me?”
“I bought tickets online. When / where do I pick them up, and what do I need?”
“I bought tickets online but now I can’t go and want to sell them to a third party and have them pick them up at the door instead. Can I do this?”
“I can’t figure out how to change the name on my ticket online. Is there another method?”
“Can I just send the organizer an email telling them to change the name on my ticket for me?”
“I need to sell a ticket. Where can I post about it?”
“I lost my ticket. Can I get a replacement / refund?”
Keep reading for the answers!read more
Here’s 147 glossy, gorgeous shots from Vancouver Fetish Weekend, showcasing the amazing outfits, fun-loving kinksters from all over the world, over-the-top club events and the glorious Fetish Cruise! All photos by Patrick Parenteau.read more
NOTE – VENUE CHANGE! Our previous venue, Lux Lounge, no longer hosts events on weekday nights! Thus, this event has been moved to XY YVR, just a few blocks walk from the host hotel, at 1216 Bute St, right beside the rainbow crosswalk intersection!
Vancouver Fetish Weekend kicks off with a FREE party, to bring together guests, performers, models, artists, designers, festival staff and all our local and international kinky friends together for a relaxed night with cold drinks & dark sounds, in an upscale club & lounge atmosphere complete with VFW resident DJs Evilyn13 & Sean Reveron spinning alternative & retro favourites all night. Dancefloor area for those who desire! Always been interested in checking out the kink scene, or have friends who have never been before? This is a great casual & fun introduction!read more
If you aren’t already crazy excited for Vancouver Fetish Weekend 2018, coming up quick July 26-30, you will be after checking out this ultra glossy gallery of all the gorgeous people from the 2017 festival, courtesy of Zemekiss Photography. A latex lover at heart, a true fetishist and long time supporter of the local kink scene in Vancouver, Zemekiss just might have captured our favourite gallery from the entire weekend! There are SO many amazing moments with creative and glowing attendees, epic runway moments during the fashion shows, and of course the FETISH CRUISE! Do yourself a favour, take 5 minutes, and dig into this gallery! And of course SHARE all the photos you love … well, the ones that are safe to share anyway!read more
We’ve added another FREE daytime activity for added fun and social connection during Vancouver Fetish Weekend 2018! Get together with fetish friends for a daytime group photo at the beautiful fountain outside the Wall Center on the corner of Burrard & Nelson St, with a historic church in the background, then meet up for cold drinks, brunch and good times on the sunny outside patio deck at the Junction on Davie St! Public appropriate fetish daywear highly encouraged but not required!read more
As Vancouver Fetish Weekend 2018 fast approaches on July 26-30, here’s a scorching new exclusive gallery from VFW2017, featuring photos from almost every event of the weekend, by international fetish photographer and publisher Erik Von Gutenberg. In particular, make sure and scroll to the photos from the runway fashion shows and the VIP Fetish Cruise, always major highlights of the weekend’s activities!read more
Every year at Vancouver Fetish Weekend, the Friday is a different full-scale theme, to inspire creativity, and keep things new and fresh! While all fetish styles are always welcome at every VFW event, who doesn’t love being part of a giant group theme? Check out these kinky, colourful photos from the Friday of VFW2017, themed CARNIVAL OF KINK!
The theme for the Friday of VFW2018 is : Black Magic / Occult / Goth / Satanic / Witchcraft!read more
Both our initial and additional discounted group blocks of rooms at our main host hotel, the Holiday Inn, are now SOLD OUT. We now recommend booking at the Sandman or at an AirBnB! Read on for more details!
The remaining hotel rooms at the Holiday Inn (and in general through the city) during summer are now averaging $450/night CDN to start – to everyone who took advantage of our group blocks and scooped up rooms for $200-250/night, it may have seemed expensive then compared to cheaper cities, but you got a screaming deal as hotels are now averaging $200 more per night across Vancouver for all but the lowest 1-star hostels. Though not as famous as those cities, Vancouver is on par with London and New York for hotel demand and pricing in summer.
But don’t despair! If you are coming to Vancouver Fetish Weekend, and missed our discounted group block at the Holiday Inn, there are still options!
Option #1 – Sandman
We ALSO secured a discounted group rate at the Sandman, a higher end hotel just a few blocks away from our main host hotel at the Holiday Inn, which was originally higher cost than the our main host hotel, but now is actually $100 LESS per night, now that the main host hotel has sold out of our discounted rooms and has jumped up to regular market price. Additionally, the Sandman offers many higher-end amenities, such as ocean view balconies, and in-suite jacuzzis! Click ‘read more’ and scroll down to the Sandman booking section for full details on how to book at this hotel. Located right in the heart of the bustling and kink-friendly Davie St gay village, it’s an easy 3-4 block to walk over to connect up with friends at the Holiday Inn, and make use of the shuttle services we have there for the Monday Beach trip & more.
Option #2 – AirBnB
In the absence of being able to find an affordable hotel, we suggest you try to find an AirBnB! Click ‘read more’ for our full list of AirBnB recommendations!read more
Hosts, designers, performers and excited attendees from all over the world let you know what Vancouver Fetish Weekend is all about, what makes it so special, and why it draws so many people from so many communities together. Click that PLAY button and get ready for a serious dose of over the top eye candy!
VFW fast approaches at the end of July, for our biggest weekend yet! Don’t have tickets? At the time of posting, weekend passes + cruise are 3/4 gone! Grab yours soon before they are SOLD OUT!
PLEASE SHARE FAR AND WIDE! Thank you to Stu MacKay-Smith and his team for the many, many hours of hard work that went into producing this phenomenal video!read more