Management & Land-use
- A special event permit must be obtained for any activity
carried out by an individual, group or association that, by its
nature and scope, requires special provisions or approval.
- Special events range from small local or family functions (i.e.
wedding, family reunion) to large provincial, national and
international events (i.e. Scout Jamboree).
- Special events:
- may include races or other organized outdoor events which
require the use of park facilities or lands;
- often involve more than 50 participants; and
- may include directional signs, tents, or equipment set-up.
- For group picnics, non-programmed school activities or
activities by organized groups such as Girl Guides, Boy Scouts or
Junior Forest Wardens:
- a letter of authority may be issued instead of a permit;
- the requirement for insurance may be waived.
- We have many group camping
areas for reservation which are ideal for company or club
functions and family events. Most group day use areas are first come-first served
although a few can be reserved.
- An application must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of
an event. For events occuring between May and September, it is
strongly recommended that applications be submittted at least 90
days in advance.
- Applications are accepted up to one year in advance.
- Special event permit application forms:
- The application must include:
- the special events permit application form;
- proof of liability insurance, if applicable (minimum $2,000,000
per occurrence); and
- the special event fee.
- Depending on the size of the event, an applicant may only have
to complete Part A or both Parts A and B of the application form.
Contact the Parks Division staff responsible
for the park where the event is to be held to determine what is
- In some instances, a security deposit may also be
- Organizations that require special services from Tourism, Parks
& Recreation will be charged for the cost of those
- Submit the application to the Parks Division office responsible
for the park.
- Some types of events may not be approved. Examples include
events that would involve a safety risk to participants/spectators
or that have the potential to damage park facilities or
- Each special event permit application is evaluated on its own