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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

August 6, 2021: Park Board's special event permitting offices are currently accepting applications. Application review times for complex events may be longer than normal as a high number of applications are being received. Review application process and timelines

Review Provincial information on remaining COVID-19 restrictions for events:

Apply to have your next event in a park. Have a fun, safe, memorable event in a park. 

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Application review timeline varies from 2 to 52 weeks depending on the complexity of the proposed event.  Late applications may not be processed or approved.

  • All fees and projected costs must be paid prior to your event unless other arrangements have been agreed upon
  • Sites are not reserved until payment has been received

We do not issue permits for sports practice.

Steps to getting a special event permit

Contacts and resources

Parks Special Event Office

2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
Fax to 604-257-8501