NCC lands include urban parks, parkways, recreational paths, Gatineau Park, the Greenbelt and more. To use NCC land, a permit is often needed. There are two types of permits: event permits and land access permits.
An event permit allows you to hold a one-time event on NCC land. Examples of events include
- Music festivals
- Sporting events
- Work or community picnics with tents or other structures
- Films requiring infrastructure.
An event permit is not needed for picnics without tents and structures. You can, however, reserve a picnic area at Vincent Massey Park.
- Size of the event
- Location (park, parkway, etc.)
- Type (public, private, commercial, etc.)
- to safeguard the public park for all users
- to protect the land for future users
- to ensure that laws and regulations are respected
- to ensure that the use and the event are compatible with the site's purpose and nature.
Land access permits
The NCC is responsible for the integrity and sustainability of its landholdings. In particular, we must look after the environment, ensure public safety, and deal with liability concerns. By controlling access to NCC properties, permits help us fulfill our responsibilities in terms of the land and the public.
- Using NCC land to access private property for construction.
- Driving a commercial vehicle on NCC parkways.
- Performing research on NCC land.
- Storing materials or equipment on NCC land.
- Construction and maintenance contracts on NCC land.
- Authorization to hold ongoing programs or activities on NCC land.
- Capturing images for a broadcast production, film or news story on NCC land.
Review times vary depending on the type of access. The review process begins upon receipt of the completed application form, and may take between five and ten business days. To avoid delays, apply as soon as you know the details of your access requirements.
If your request receives preliminary approval, you will then receive a list of requirements that you need to meet before a permit is granted.