The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) does not currently require filming permits for commercial film productions taking place within the SLRD. However, we do require information about productions taking place. This information will be posted to our website in the form of a public notice and also shared on our social media channels to notify the public.
Depending on the nature and location of the production, permits may be required by other agencies, such as the Ministry of Forests and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI). The appropriate Provincial Film Production Contacts are noted below.
Also, please be aware that Noise Bylaws are in effect in SLRD Electoral Areas B, C and D, and film productions must comply with the relevant Noise Bylaw. For more information, visit the Bylaw Directory (search for 'Noise' or filter by Electoral Area).
We request that you advise the SLRD of your plans by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email will include a PDF attachment with the following details about the production:
- Name of the production company
- Date(s) and time(s) of the production;
- Location(s) of the production (please be as specific as possible and or include a map noting exact location);
- Whether there will be any road or traffic disruptions as a result of the production, and if so, how they will be handled and when they will occur;
- Whether there would/could be any impact to neighbouring properties, and if so how the properties may be impacted;
- Regarding #5 above, it's important that a neighbourhood be notified well in advance of the production to alert them to the filming and to advise them of any potential impacts; and
- Name of the production company;
- Contact name and details (i.e. phone number, email) of an on-site contact person to whom concerns from the public or neighbouring properties can be directed.
- Dated neighbourhood notification letters; and
- Relevant permits acquired from other government agencies.
Provincial Film Production Contacts
Ministry of Forests
The provincial Commercial Film Tenure Program makes Crown land available for film production as well as still photography for commercial, educational and promotional purposes. Permission to use Crown land is obtained by application to the Province. Learn more here.
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Should your production involve activities taking place on provincial roads, you should contact MOTI to find out what's required. Learn more here.
For more information:
If you have questions regarding any aspect of the provincial application process, please contact FrontCounter BC. Your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate regional office based on your area of interest.