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Busking in Vancouver streets

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

May 27, 2020: Street entertainment permit applications are by appointment only. Email street.activities@vancouver.ca to book an appointment.

Buskers and street performers sing, dance, juggle, mime, do magic, and draw caricatures to entertain crowds and receive donations on streets.

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 Street Activities

Location
5th Floor
507 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 0B4

Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5pm

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

street.activities@vancouver.ca