Depending on what you would like to do, you may require a picnic shelter reservation or a park permit. Please use the information below to determine what type of event you are hosting and what approval you may need.
Visit the Parks webpage links below by selecting the icon image or text link:
Reservable picnic shelters are available at: Bright Angel Park, Glenora Trails Head Park and Elsie Miles Park.
Non-reservable picnic shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no fee.
Required for small, private events with less than 40 people attending, including: birthday parties; and small, simple wedding ceremonies.
Guidance for school field trips, volunteer activities, special events and picnic shelter reservations.
Required for any proposed event planned in a park/trail that falls into any of the following categories: attendance of 40 or more people (including weddings); hosted by a club, organization or business; any set-up is required (e.g. chairs, tables, tents, etc.); open to the public; scientific research; or filming*
Saltair Centennial Park
Shawnigan Hills Athletic Park
Mesachie Lake Park and Little League Park
|Contact Cowichan Lake Recreation Centre: 250.749.6742
Commercial use of Parks
|At this time, commercial use is not permitted in CVRD parks or trails. This includes and is not limited to: food trucks, fitness classes, organized classes/groups or other events where the organizer earns a profit.
Programming in Parks
|Contact the CVRD Administration & Facility Booking Coordinator at 250.743.5922 (ext. 3702) or via email
All filming requests should be directed to Film Cowichan for the appropriate approvals.
If the filming involves special set-up or activities occurring within the park, a Parks Special Event Permit may also be required.
Contact Film Cowichan at 250.732.1419