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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

December 14, 2020: Since March 17 our event permitting offices have been operating under the orders and the protective measures that the Provincial Health Officer has put into place for large events and gatherings.

Event organizers have been ordered to limit all public gatherings larger than 50 people indefinitely, or until the Province updates the order. This includes indoor and outdoor sporting events, conferences, meetings, concerts, religious gatherings, or other similar events. Guidance is changing often. Please check the Province’s website for the latest information. Review the Provincial order on mass gathering events

Hosting special events during COVID-19? Review frequently asked questions  (134 KB)

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

We have over 230 parks in Vancouver, ten oceanside beaches, and one freshwater lake beach. Find a park in Vancouver

Looking to hold your event on a street, sidewalk, or plaza? Review the steps

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Applications must be received at least 4 months prior to the event date. 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

Steps to getting a special event permit

Before you begin: Read and review our special event guide (LINK)

Contacts and resources

Parks Special Event Office

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