Comox Valley Park Rules & Permits

A Park Use Permit is required for any special use of a Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) park, as per Park Regulations Bylaw 103.

Download the Park Use Permit Application

Protection for Plants and Animals

Please remember that in our parks, all native plants, animals, and their homes are protected.  This includes rocks, driftwood, shells, trees, and shrubs. Damage to park trees by careless users is an offence, under the "Electoral Areas Parks Regulations Bylaw No. 103, 2010".  The bylaw in part states:

"No person shall remove, destroy, cut or damage any natural feature."

Park stewards and bylaw enforcement will be patrolling the parks to ensure plants, animals, and their homes are protected.

ATVs, Parks and Me

The beautiful trails and parks in the CVRD are perfect for exploring and connecting with nature, with 53
parks and many kilometres of maintained trails. Although the CVRD tries to accommodate multiple user groups, the use of motorized vehicles including ATVs and motorbikes are prohibited in all CVRD parks (see Parks Regulations bylaw No 103).  

Enforcement for motorized vehicle use in CVRD parks is by regular patrols by CVRD staff, security, and park stewards, as well as through community generated complaints.

We appreciate the efforts of responsible park and trail users within our region.

Dogs in Parks

For a list of leashing-optional and leashing-mandatory parks, plus information on dangerous dogs and more, visit Dogs in Parks

Weddings in Parks

Many Comox Valley Regional District parks provide a beautiful backdrop for your special day. Anyone wishing to get married in a Comox Valley Regional District park should contact the CVRD Community Services branch at 250-334-6000.

Note that most of our facilities are nature parks, which makes it difficult to close off areas to other parks users or reserve specific spaces. Weddings in our parks typically occur amongst others who are using the park on that day.  Some popular CVRD wedding sites in the Valley are Nymph Falls, Royston Seaside Trail and Goose Spit.

Permits are not usually required unless there are 100 people or more attending the wedding. If a permit is required the fee is $100 plus proof of adequate insurance.