Hold an event in a park
Are you interested in hosting a race, trail, or community event in a park or public space? All park events need to be booked in advance, and are subject to availability.
Community festivals and special events
Community events in parks and public open spaces are booked through the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission (NVRC).
How the application process works
- Submit your application or proposal to the Community Events office.
- NVRC reviews your application to make sure it's suitable for the proposed location, capacity of the proposed park, and a number of other considerations.
- Your application is then forwarded to the Parks Manager for review and approval.
- NVRC informs you of your approval status. If approved, the permit process begins.
Picnics, weddings/wedding photos, school events, nature walks
Wedding ceremonies and photo shoots, nature walks, and other similar outdoor activities are booked through the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission. You can apply online.
Sports fields and sports events
All individuals, groups, or teams who want to play on a North Vancouver sports field must have a confirmed booking with the North Vancouver Recreation Commission.
Special occasions where liquor will be served
If you are holding an event where you would like to serve liquor — such as a beer garden — you will need to apply for a Special Event Permit through the provincial website.
If you have questions, or want to apply for liquor licences for commercial establishments that involve public engagement and municipal input as part of the provincial licencing process, check out the links below.