Special Events Permits
Bringing people together
A special event permit is required if you plan on organizing, managing, promoting or advertising an assembly of twelve or more people on District-owned property, including parks, public places, highways, roads or beaches.
Tofino offers a variety of unique event spaces. Some of our most popular locations include Cox Bay, North Chesterman & Tonquin Beach.
How To Apply
Take a moment to review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to discover the requirements and best practices that may apply to your event. These requirements will be confirmed once staff review your application and Council approves your Special Event Permit application based on the information you submit.
Fill out a Special Event Permit Application. Provide as many details about your event as possible in the event description.
Review the Municipal Alcohol Policy, subject to all public events that intend to serve alcohol on public property. Event applicants will be sent an additional compliance checklist from District staff to be included in their Special Event Application to Council. All events (even re-occurring and previously approved events) subject to the Municipal Alcohol Policy must be approved by the District of Tofino Council.
The Culture and Events Programmer will respond to your application once submitted and will begin the event permit process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Special Events Permit Application
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Filming in Tofino
All film shoots, whether for commercial or for destination promotion, require a film permit from the District of Tofino.
The use of Tofino for location filming can generate significant benefits for the local economy.