Film Permits and Insurance

Requirements for filming may vary within the North Island municipalities.

CITY OF CAMPBELL RIVER

385 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC V9W 8C8

Contact: Assets & Operations

Ph: 250-286-5721

Required: Permit to Work on City Lands or Special Events Permit

Insurance: General liability of $3,000,000

Website: City of Campbell River

TOWN OF COMOX

1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, BC V9M 1R9

Ph: 250-339-2202

Required: Park Use Permit/Application

Website: Town of Comox

CITY OF COURTENAY

830 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 2J7

Ph: 250-334-4441

Contact: Manager of Corporate Administration

Required: Special Events Licence

Website: City of Courtenay

VILLAGE OF CUMBERLAND

2673 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0

Ph: 250-336-2291

Required: Park Use Permit

Contact: Manager of Recreation

Website: Village of Cumberland

CITY OF NANAIMO

411 Dunsmuir St. Nanaimo BC V9R 5J6

Ph: 250-755-4465

Required: Film Permit and Business Licence

Permit Processing: Minimum 14 days prior

Insurance: General liability of $2,000,000 - $5,000,000

Contact: Amrit Manhas, EDO

Website: City of Nanaimo

CITY OF PARKSVILLE

100 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3

Ph: 250-954-3073

Required: Film Permit and Business Licence

Insurance: General liability of $5,000,000

Contact: Debbie Tardiff, Communications

Website: City of Parksville

CITY OF PORT ALBERNI

4850 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V8

Required: Film Permit

Insurance: General liability of $2,000,000

Website: City of Port Alberni

TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH

#201 - 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S7

Ph: 250-752-6921

Required: Business Licence/Special Events Licence

Website: Town of Qualicum Beach

DISTRICT OF TOFINO

121 3rd Street Box 9, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0

Ph: 250-725-3229 x 603

Required: Film Permit

Contact: Cindy Hutchinson, Festival and Event Services Assistant

Website: District of Tofino

VILLAGE OF UCLUELET

500 Matterson Drive, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0

Ph: 250-726-7772 x 224

Required: Film Permit and Business Licence

Insurance: General liability of $2,000,000

Contact: Abby Fortune, Director of Parks and Rec

Website: Village of Ucluelet

PARKS AND CROWN LANDS

Filming requirements for Provincial Parks will differ by location and time of year to prevent impacts to natural, cultural and recreational values.

BC PROVINCIAL PARKS

Required: Parks Use Permit - Commercial Filming

Permit Processing: Allow 5 days once application has been filed

Insurance: General liability of $2,000,000

FRONTCOUNTER BC

FrontCounter BC Nanaimo

Suite 142, 2080 Labieux Road, Nanaimo, BC V96 6J9

Ph: 250 -751-7224

Contact: Natural Resource Officer

See the Permission Policy linked below, if your activities fall within the requirements listed no tenure is required i.e. small crew, to environmental footprint, short period of time.

General Permission Policy

Commercial General Policy, it lists when you would need a permit. In general if you have a long film schedule, large crew, need to clear land or set up infrastructure, this would require a permit.

PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK RESERVE

2040 Pacific Rim Highway, Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0

Crystal Bolduc, Promotions Officer

Ph: 250-726-7165 ext 517

Email: Crystal.Bolduc@pc.gc.ca

Required: Park Use Guidelines for Filming

Permit Processing: Minimum 4 weeks prior to filming

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NANAIMO

RDN Recreation and Parks, Oceanside Place, 830 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC V9P 2X4

Ph: 250-248-4744

Email: rdnparks@rdn.bc.ca

Contact: Joan Michel, Parks and Trails Coordinator

Required: Park Use Permit

BC HIGHWAYS & RURAL ROADS

Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure

Contact: Amy Barker, Special Events & Filming Coordinator

Ph: 604-527-2224

Required: Highway Event Permit

BC FERRIES

British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.

Suite 500-1321 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 0B7

Contact: Zoe King, Manager, Customer Service Centre

Ph: 250-978-1133 or Fax: 250-381-5452

Email: zoe.king@bcferries.com

Web: Filming with BC Ferries

UAVs/DRONES

Transport Canada

Ph: 604-817-6252

Contact: Sue Baumeler, Civil Aviation Safety Inspector

Web: Transport Canada Standards

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

General

Industry Unions and Guilds