Special Events Permit

All organizations holding an event such as a race, marathon or a parade which uses of City roads or property, require a Special Events Permit from the Operations Department of City Hall. There are three types of Special Event permits, the Parade Permit, Parking Lot Closure Permit and Sidewalk Closure Permit. 

A completed application must be submitted to the Department of Operations, together with any required permit fee(s), and proof of liability insurance at least 3 full business days prior to the event. 

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. 

Prior to submitting to the City for final approval, applications may first require written approval from the RCMP. If the event uses McBride St, 2nd Ave West or Park Ave, additional approval is needed from the BC Ministry of Highways and Transportation. 


Parade Permit 
Parking Lot Closure Permit 
Street Sidewalk Closure Permit 


For more information, please contact: 

City of Prince Rupert 
Department of Operations 
424 3rd Ave West 
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L7 
Tel: (250) 627-0950 
Fax: (250) 627-0979 
Office Hours: 9:30am – 4:30pm (Monday – Friday) 
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and all Statutory Holidays