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Special Events Permits

Special Event Permits

You will need a special event permit if you plan on hosting an outdoor event on Town property or an indoor event in a Town facility when the facility is being used for something beyond its intended purpose.

Special Event Permit Application (pdf)

Special Events Policy (pdf)

Application Deadlines

Depending on the type of event you’re hosting, the minimum application approval times range from one to three months.  Application approval times may take longer than the minimum approval time depending on the Special Event and activities being requested. 

 Event  Category

 Minimum Application  Approval Time


 Events that require a road closure on an arterial roadway and  events including special circumstances or approvals.

 3 months


 Events that require a road closure, events that expect more than  500 attendees and/or events that include alcohol.

 2 months


 Events held on all other Town property including parking lots,  trails and parks.

 1 month

Application Process

To apply for a special event permit, send the Special Event Permit Application (pdf) and include the following information:

  • Type of event
  • Date and time of the event
  • Place of the event, including any route maps or site maps
  • Estimated number of people taking part in the event
  • A list of equipment required for the event
  • Weather contingency plans
  • Contact information for the person managing the event
  • A valid certificate of insurance with a minimum of $2 million liability coverage


  • In Person:  Recreation & Culture Office, 4926 50th Avenue
  • By Fax:  403-887-2258
  • By Mail:  The Town of Sylvan Lake
    4804 48th Street
    Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1M6

For more information, call the Special Event Coordinator at 403-887-2199 or visit us at the Recreation & Culture Office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Sylvan Lake Provincial Park

Sylvan Lake is unique, as we have a Provincial Park located inside of the Town.  Inside the boundaries of the Provincial Park are the Pier and the 1.6km of Lakefront on the east side of the Pier.  The Pier is best known for its exciting Beach Volleyball Tournaments that are held most weekends throughout the summer months!

For more information on Sylvan Lake Provincial Park,  please contact 403.887.1192 ext 515.


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