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Justin Trudeau participates in the Vancouver Pride Parade on Aug. 2, 2015.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will march in Vancouver's annual pride parade.

The Prime Minister's Office has confirmed a Facebook post from the Vancouver Pride Society that says it is excited to announce Trudeau's participation in the July 31 parade.

The society says Trudeau becomes the first sitting prime minister to take part in the celebration, which attracts more than 500,000 spectators.

He is already a veteran of the festivities, having attended in 2014 and 2015.

A spokeswoman in the PMO could not say if Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau would accompany her husband in the Vancouver parade.

Trudeau's office confirmed in February that he would take part in the Toronto pride parade on July 3.