Film Permits & Insurance
Southern Vancouver Island is comprised of thirteen municipalities and permit offices. There are also regional, provincial, and national parks, National Defense and First Nations land to consider among others. Start here for information on where to apply for general filming, street use and special electrical permits around the Capital Region.
The majority of film permits will require production insurance coverage. If your production is not already covered by a company policy, look here for suggested providers.
Municipal Contacts and Filming Guidelines
All municipalities in Greater Victoria are film-friendly and will expedite the permitting process whenever possible. Applications for filming permits, licenses or location permits should be completed by an accredited Location or Production Manager, or company representative.
Location Managers are familiar with and knowledgeable about local procedures, guidelines and any restrictions regarding sensitive locations or other areas of concern. They are the best-equipped personnel to deal with the various city departments, film policies and officials.
To determine in which municipality your locations are located, please view this comprehensive map of the Capitol Regional District (zoom for more detail).