If in doubt as to whether or not you require Port Authority approval please call our main office at (250) 753-4146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Any organized event on Port Property or on, below or above the water within Port Limits must be approved by the Nanaimo Port Authority.
The Nanaimo Port Authority may choose to monitor any event on the water for safety or navigational reasons, especially when the event disrupts or may disrupt normal Port operations. Event coordinators will be expected to comply with any directions given to them by Port Authority Staff.
Examples of events on, below or above the water which require Port Authority approval are, but not limited to, Bathtub Races, Silly Boat Regatta, Yacht Races, Dragon Boat Races, Kayak or Outrigger Canoe Races, Fireworks Displays, Swimming Contests, Demonstrations, Air Shows and Water-skiing Contests.
Examples of events on Port Property that require Port Authority approval are, but not limited to, Weddings, Receptions, Markets, Car Shows, Swap Meets, Boat Shows, Festivals and Live Music, walkathons/running events along the Harbourside Walkway.
Some events may require additional approvals ie: City, Bylaws, Fire Department, RCMP, etc. You should enquire with each to ensure that you have the necessary approvals in place to hold your event.