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Organize an event in a park

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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Application review timeline varies from two to 12 months 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
Email parkevents@vancouver.ca
Fax to 604-257-8501