Book a park, plaza or picnic shelter

Book a Park or Plaza

Booking information

Whether you're booking a picnic in a park, a trail race or a community event, we can help you through the booking and permitting process.

The City of North Vancouver and District of North Vancouver have a large variety of fields, parks, and plazas available for use. Bookings and permits for parks, trails and plazas are managed by NVRC on behalf of the City and District.

Picnic shelters

Picnic shelters are booked in three-hour time slots 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00-4:00pm or 5:00-8:00pm and with mandatory insurance. We do not issue permits where alcohol will be served or consumed.

Booking a picnic shelter for personal/family use

Self-serve picnic shelter rentals (requiring approval) can now be completed through our online booking portal.

Booking a picnic shelter on behalf of a company/organization

If you’re looking to book on behalf of a company or organization, we can better serve you if you reach out to us directly. Check the availability of your desired shelter and then submit a rental application form to book.

Parks permit & alcohol consumption designed areas 

Alcohol consumption is allowed in designated City parks only between the hours of 11am–9pm, seven days a week. This is for personal consumption only. We do not issue permits for using these spaces. It is first-come, first-served.  Read more

Any organized groups gathering in parks, trails or plazas to hold a picnic, celebration or event are required to obtain a park use permit through our booking application process.

Wedding ceremony

We will consider intimate wedding ceremony permit requests, dependent on numbers (maximum of 10 people) and location. Please fill out the application form.

View the information below for the type of booking you wish to make.  For your reference you can also view the City parks online map and the District parks online map to find the park you are looking for. If you would like to book a playing field, visit our Book a field page.

In order to ensure our parks and open spaces remain beautiful and accessible for the public to enjoy, please review the park use guidelines below.