Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Permit and Authorization Service Bureau

Effective January 1, 2014, CITES for Appendix I species only (polar bear, whooping crane, sandhill crane (some subspecies), peregrine falcon, gyrfalcon) must be submitted on a CITES Canada application form and forwarded to CITES Canada at the following address:

Management Authority
Convention on International Trade in EndangeredSpecies of Wild Fauna and Flora
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Gatineau, Quebec  K1A 0H3

Telephone: 1-800-668-6767 (Environment Canada toll-free number)
or (819) 997-1840 (CITES Office)
Fax: (819) 953-6283

Applications for Appendix II species are to be forwarded to PASB.

The Permit and Authorization Service Bureau (PASB) is responsible for the administration of Fish and Wildlife Permits, Commercial Licences and BC Parks' Park Use Permits.

Permits and commercial licences remain a legal requirement, ensuring that environmental standards are not compromised. We continue to strive to provide fair, consistent and timely services to all our clients.

Please note we have a new look to our website and hope that you find it more informative and easier to navigate.

Click the buttons below for information on how to apply for Permits
and Licences Administered by PASB

Controlled Alien Species Permits
Angling & Assistant Angling Guide
Park Use Permits
Transporter Licence
CITES Permits
Export Permits
Wildlife Sundry Permits
Accompany to Hunt
Fur Trader Licence
Scientific Fish Collection Permits
Rainbow Trout Pond & Farmed Sturgeon
Trapping Licence
Guide Outfitter Assistant Guide & Guiding Certificate Holder

Permits and Licences NOT Administered by PASB

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Commercial Recreation Application

Please note, new information regarding the following items has been added to the Commercial Recreation Application form:

  • Requirements when applying for a Park Use Permit for more than one park
  • First Nations Consultation
Specific Protected Area Notifications
Foch-Gilttoyees Park

New Park Use Permit (PUP) applications for Angling Guiding in Foch-Gilttoyees Park will not be accepted at this time as BC Parks requires management direction related to park visitor experience and potential visitor crowding and conflict in the Gilttoyees/Peechugh Creek area. To do this, BC Parks will hold a workshop in Fall 2013 that would engage existing operators, members of the recreating public and other interested commercial stakeholders. The intent would be to find ways to operate cooperatively and determine if additional use is made of this area of the park what type of procedures or guidelines could be followed to ensure an angling opportunity exists for all visitors (recreation or commercial) to the area. Should it be determined that increased use beyond the current levels is not achievable within guidelines or other recommendations, then BC Parks would seek to provide permits using a Request for Proposal process once the current permit terms expire. If you have any further questions or would like to discuss permitting issues in Foch-Gilttoyees Park, then please contact Ben Sabal, Lakelse-Douglas Channel Area Supervisor at (250) 798-2277 or via email at Ben.Sabal@gov.bc.ca. If you would like to provide comment or be involved in the upcoming Fall 2013 workshop, please contact David Brown, Senior Park Planner at (250) 798-2277 or via email at David.R.Brown@gov.bc.ca.

Film Production Park Use Permit Application

Please note, new information regarding First Nations Consultation has been added to the application form.

Specific Protected Area Notifications
MacMillan Park

Due to concerns about public safety associated with very high levels of use in the park and along the adjacent highway, BC Parks does not allow commercial filming within MacMillan Park from May 15 through September 15.

Land Use/Occupancy Park Use Permit Application

Please note, new information regarding First Nations Consultation has been added to the application form.

Ecological Reserve – Research & Education Park Use Permit Application

Please note, new information regarding First Nations Consultation has been added to the application form.

Research & Education Park Use Permit Application

Please note, new information regarding First Nations Consultation has been added to the application form.

Fees for Park Use Permits and Resource Use Permits:
Requirements when applying for a Park Use Permit for more than one park

BC Parks requests that you only apply for those parks that you believe are necessary for the successful operation of your business. This will assist BC Parks in processing your Park Use Permit application and reduce the potential for delays that can occur when multiple parks are listed in the Park Use Permit application.

If you are applying for a Park Use Permit with more than one park, please provide the following information for each individual park:

  • describe why access to each park is important to your business
  • describe the anticipated frequency of your activity in each park on an annual basis
  • identify the expected number of client days in each park on an annual basis

NOTE: If this information is already included in the Proposal (Management Plan) you will be attaching to the application, you are not required to provide it again.

Credit Card Authorization Form: Park Use Permits

DO NOT send the Credit Card Payment Authorization Form or credit card details by email. You can either fax the form to our office or contact our office and provide the required information.

Our contact numbers are:

Office #: 250-387-2928 (ext 3)
866-433-7272 (ext 3)
Fax #: 250-387-1695

Credit Card Authorization Form: Fish and Wildlife

DO NOT send the Credit Card Payment Authorization Form or credit card details by email. You can either fax the form to our office or contact our office and provide the required information.

Our contact numbers are:

Office #: 250-387-2928
866-433-7272
Fax #: 250-387-1814