Fees for filming

There are mandatory fees for filming on location in the District, plus additional fees that may apply to your specific location.

Listed fees do not include GST.

Fee category Fee is for Amount
Mandatory fees Permit fee per location $240 (GST exempt)
  Youth in film program/production $200 (GST exempt)
  Damage deposit (separate cheque required) $1,500 minimum, depending on location and project
Municipal parks (daily rate) Signature parks (examples: Cates, Panorama, Lynn Canyon) $1,350-$1,500
  Large parks (examples: InterRiver, Princess, Bridgman, Murdo Frazer) $950
  Small neighbourhood park $430
  Prep and wrap $215-$750
  Commercial media usage (still photography, corporate, reality tv) $260
  Park fee (half day) $325-$950
  Parking only $250 per lot
DNV municipal owned properties (daily rate) Film days $1,000-$1,500
  Prep and wrap days $750-$1,500
On-street parking or filming Street filming user fee $160 per day
  Per 100 feet of parking per day $60 per 100 feet per day
  Labour and equipment $55 per hour
  Signs (new and lost signs) $16 per sign
  Modification of existing signs $5.50 per sign
R.C.M.P Per officer $117 each, per hour (minimum 4 hours)
  Sergeant call out $143 per hour (minimum 4 hours)
Fire department Fire officer $165 per officer, per hour (minimum 4 hours)
  Firefighter $135 per fire fighter, per hour (minimum 4 hours)
  Vehicle (example: fire engine) $160 per hour (may change depending on vehicle)
Business licence (GST exempt) Annual fee, current calendar year $27.50
Electrical permit (GST exempt) Annual permit, unlimited locations $749.30
  One location, valid for 90 days from the first day of filming $74
  Up to 10 locations Get the fees from the Fees and Charges Bylaw
Miscellaneous fees Site meeting fee, required for District staff (environment, traffic, parks, etc) $65-$90 per hour
  Film liaison on site supervision $68 per hour
  Garbage disposal $87 per bin
  Fire hydrant use per day $75 (minimum)
  Water meter for rain towers $200