Fireworks and Pyrotechnics Special Effects Regulations

Fireworks and Pyrotechnics Special Effects Regulations

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Alberta Fireworks Regulations

Fireworks are regulated by Natural Resources Canada, the Explosives Act, the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and the Alberta Fire Code. The Alberta Fire Code applies to the sale and discharge of fireworks and pyrotechnic devices.

The City of Grande Prairie requires a permit for:

  • Selling consumer fireworks at commercial outlets ($150.00)
  • Purchasing consumer fireworks at a commercial outlet ($40.00)
  • Possession of consumer fireworks
  • Display of consumer fireworks ($20.00). A Park Use Permit is also required because designated City parks are the only allowable areas for display.

Individuals over the age of 18 wanting to purchase fireworks require a permit - Fireworks Permit - Purchase and Possess. Applications to obtain a permit can be made in person at Access GP inside City Hall at 10205 - 98 Street. Information required includes:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Signature
  • Be 18 years of age or older (identification may be required)
  • A fee of $40.00
  • Each additional display is $20.00

Please Note - Fireworks Permits are only available Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.