Popular natural resource activities are listed below with links to guidance that help you understand what is required to apply for your activity. If your activity is not listed here, look for it using the Search for Guidance option above or by visiting the Explore by Activity page.
Activity in or about a stream. Note: "Stream" includes: a natural watercourse or source of water supply (whether usually containing water or not), lake, river, creek, spring, ravine, swamp or gulch.
- Change in or about water
Private docks, marinas and yacht clubs.
- Docks and Marinas
Industrial use of forest roads, works and connecting to Forest Service Roads (FSRs) and Forest Road construction.
- Forest Roads
Wells, pumps, drilling in specified areas as well as registering for a well driller or pump installer.
- Groundwater and Drilling
Applications for a Mines Act Permit under the Mines Act, in order to explore and develop the Province's mineral, coal, placer, quarry and aggregate resources.
The Province provides hunters with the opportunity to get out into British Columbia’s (B.C.) world-renowned backcountry and enjoy the natural wonders of our province. All hunters must be familiar with hunting laws and regulations before hunting in B.C. If you plan to hunt in B.C., review the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis
You are required to register for a Fish and Wildlife ID before you can apply for hunting, species and special area licences, limited entry hunting and a permit to accompany non-residents or non-resident aliens to hunt big game.
- Recreational Hunting