Campus UAV and drone flights

The Transport Canada website notes the legal requirements to fly a UAV/drone, safety tips, penalties, first time pilot advice and terminology. Canadian law mandates these requirements and your compliance is required in order to fly a drone on SFU property.

Only pilots registered with Transport Canada are permitted to operate UAVs/drones on SFU property. 

Requirements for Traffic Safety review

All parties should email the following information
- Date of flight
- Time frame (ex- 11am to 2pm)
- Location/flight area (provide an aerial map with area shaded - sample)
- Weight of the UAV and registration number
- Copy of the operator's pilot certificate

Non-SFU parties are required to provide a Certificate of Insurance evidencing drone liability insurance. This can be emailed to

Filming at SFU

Contact Facilities Services to arrange for permission to film on SFU property.

Flights for SFU students, researchers and staff

Review the Risk Management website to complete a pre-flight form and review specific considerations regarding SFU owned and operated drones.