Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to get a permit to host a fireworks display?

Yes, but we handle everything for you through the entire permitting process.

Varying levels of permits are required for all fireworks displays, depending on the nature and location of your event, as well as the type of effects you wish to be featured in your display.

Fire permits may be required from local, provincial, and/or federal authorities, as well as additional permits or authorizations from Transport Canada and Environment Canada

The good news is that Magnum Fireworks is experienced in dealing with the various authorities and governing bodies, and we will work with all necessary authorities to obtain these permits for your event on your behalf.

Perhaps best of all, it’s all included in our fee, there are no additional charges for this service.


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Do I need to obtain special insurance for my fireworks display?

Yes, but we handle all insurance requirements for your fireworks display. Magnum Fireworks carries a $5M general commercial liability policy to cover the fireworks display portion of your event, as well as full WCB coverage for our crew members while working at your event.

Upon booking a display with us, we will provide a certificate of insurance with you named as an additional insured, and can provide a copy for your insurance company as well if requested.

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How much does a fireworks display cost?

Costs vary based on numerous factors, but a good rule of thumb is $1000-1500/minute for a pyromusical display and $500-750/minute for a traditional fireworks display, not including travel expenses for our crew. Please contact us for a quote for your specific event.

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Does the fire department need to be present for my fireworks display?

Generally no, but we highly recommend that they are whenever and wherever possible.

Sometimes having a fire crew and/or apparatus present may be a condition of receiving a fire permit. It may be a requirement imposed by the local authority having jursidiction, in which case any costs associated with this coverage are the responsibility of the customer unless otherwise agreed at the time of booking.

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How far in advance do I need to book a fireworks show?

Please allow for a minimum of 4-6 weeks notice whenever possible. This gives us ample time to work with your local authorities and plan for your show.

We do however realize that sometimes things just come up, and you may have an opportunity to host a display… like this weekend. We can’t promise that we can pull it off every time, but often we can coordinate displays on short timelines.

Get in touch with us as soon as you know you want a display and we will see what we can do for you.

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What happens if my show can't be fired on the originally scheduled date?

If your show needs to be cancelled for any reason, we will work with you to find an alternate date that works for everyone.

If you choose to reschedule before your show date, there is no charge to reschedule your display.

If it becomes necessary to reschedule your display on the day of your event due to conditions beyond your control (such as inclement weather or a fire ban), there is also no charge to reschedule.

However, if you choose to reschedule for any other reason on the date of the display, there will be a rescheduling fee of 10-25% to cover the wages and travel expenses of our crew. These costs will be outlined clearly in your booking contract.

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I'm having a party at my home, can you shoot a fireworks display in my backyard?

No, it is very unlikely there would be enough space to safely shoot a fireworks display in a backyard, especially in the city.

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Can you shoot a fireworks display from a park near my home/business/event?

Most of the time, no. Sorry!

As a general rule, we are unable to utilize public spaces such as parks for private displays. We can utilize public spaces such as parks to host fireworks displays for larger gatherings and public events, but only under very specific circumstances, and with a lot of lead time for planning and permitting.

Please contact us for more information.

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