Hold an event in a park
Many organizations hold fundraisers and events in parks. If you would like to apply to host a public event in one of West Vancouver's parks, you will need to apply for a special events permit.
- Fill out the Special Events Permit Application. Submit your application to the Special Events Coordinator.
- Your application is reviewed to make sure it is suitable for the proposed date, location, capacity of the proposed park, and a number of other considerations
- Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you will be contacted by a Special Events representative who will confirm conditions of use, fees and event details with you.
Events with vendors and/or for-profit event
If you are hosting an event with vendors, and/or are a for-profit event, you will also need a Business Licence as the organizer. Write “Special Event” under Business Description.
The Special Event Permit Fee is $150 plus tax for not-for-profit events and $300 plus tax for commercial events.
Ensure all vendors at your event have:
A West Vancouver Business Licence: all vendors need a West Vancouver Business Licence and should indicate on the licence application that they are applying for a Peddler’s Licence, valid in West Vancouver at one or more events during the calendar year. They can indicate “Peddler’s Licence” under Business Description.
- A Temporary Food Service Application for food vendors. This is a Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) requirement and needs to be submitted by the event coordinator or food service provider to the VCH health office a minimum of 14 days before the event.