06/30/2016 04:18 EDT | Updated 06/30/2016 04:59 EDT

Vancouver Pride 2016: Trudeau Will Be 1st PM To March In Parade

VANCOUVER — 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.

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau waves while marching in the Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 2, 2015. (Photo: Darryl Dyck/CP)

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.