6 Canadian gay bars that have stood the test of time

There are so many reasons to visit Canada, and not just because there is no Republican Party. Many center on the great outdoors, the welcoming political and social climes, and the multiple cuisines to die for. 

But with a vast and diverse LGBTQ population, touring the country must also include taking in some of the longtime classics of queer watering holes, from Montreal's infamous strip clubs to the bars that line Toronto's gay village to a drag bar in Saskatoon, all featuring the finest specimens of the great North, and we don't mean the Elk.

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Campus

Campus

Gay men's strip club in Le Village
1111 Rue Ste-Catherine Est Montreal

Stock Bar

Stock Bar

The boys don't keep their clothes on for long
1171 Rue Ste-Catherine Est Montreal

Divas Nightclub

Divas Nightclub

What nightlife is meant to be
220 3rd Ave S # 110 Saskatoon

Complexe Sky

Complexe Sky

Montreal's three-level entertainment center
1478 Rue Ste-Catherine Est Montreal

Leopolds Tavern

Leopolds Tavern

Cozy with lots of local beer choices
616 10th Street East Saskatoon

Woody's

Woody's

Cavernous venue with five bars and strong community involvement
465 Church St. Toronto
By Chris Bull