Any and all people or organizations seeking to hold an event on City of Prince Rupert property must obtain a Special Event permit from the City. Events on City property requiring permits include, but are not limited to: parades, BBQs, block parties, fundraising events, cultural celebrations, concerts and performances.
There are also specific permits required for parades, to close a parking lot, or to close a sidewalk.
A completed application must be submitted to the Engineering Department via City Hall, together with any required permit fee(s), and proof of liability insurance a miminum of one week prior to the event. If you cannot obtain a copy of insurance naming the City of Prince Rupert as co-insured, you may also apply with the City for SBC insurance.
If a road closure is required for your event, please provide your application two weeks in advance, as it will need to be assessed to determine if barracides and/or traffic control is needed.
All applications for a Special Event Permit must include Proof of Liability Insurance Coverage in the amount no less than $2,000,000 NAMING the City of Prince Rupert as co-insured.
If the event uses McBride St, 2nd Ave West or Park Ave, additional approval is needed from the BC Ministry of Highways and Transportation.
For more information, please contact:
Development Services Department
424 3rd Ave West
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L7
9:30am – 4:30pm Mon to Fri
CLOSED weekends and Stat Holidays