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Busking in Vancouver streets

COVID-19 update: we're accepting applications

July 2021: Applicants are asked to review and complete the application form, and request an appointment by email at Walk-in requests are not accepted. 

We encourage a wide variety of street entertainment and provide permits according to performance type and content on a case by case basis.

Steps to getting a street entertainment permit

 To busk on most Vancouver sidewalks, you need a street entertainment permit.

Contact us

Location - by appointment only
5th Floor
507 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 0B4

Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5pm

Mailing address
Engineering Services
320 - 507 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 0B4