Special Events

Contact Information

If you have questions about holding a special event on farmland, please contact:

Email: planning@slrd.bc.ca

For all other events, please contact:

Andrew McFetridge
Emergency Management Technician
Telephone: 604-698-9812
Email: AMcFetridge@slrd.bc.ca 

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Special events are a way for the community to come together and celebrate. Special events include weddings, sporting competitions and races, concerts and festivals, cultural celebrations, parades, and even memorial services.

There are four classes of Special Event Permits:

  • Farmland - Events in the ALR with up to 150 attendees
  • Class I - Events with 200 - 499 attendees
  • Class II - Events with 500 - 999 attendees
  • Class III - Events with 1,000 or more attendees

Please note, that a Class I, Class II, and Class III Special Event Permit is not meant to serve as de-facto commercial zoning. In addition to a Special Event Permit, appropriate zoning or a temporary use permit is required for a property owner to host commercial (for-profit) special events. Therefore, if a property is not zoned to allow for Commercial Public Assembly Uses or Events, a Temporary Use Permit or a Rezoning is required.

Private family weddings, family reunions, etc., which are hosted on family property, are not considered to be commercial events, however, such special events having 200 people or more will require a Special Event Permit.

Farmland Special Events are subject to a number of conditions described in this guide.

Special Events Permit Application

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