Apply to operate a food truck
We're looking for interested and qualified business owners to join our food truck pilot project for the summer of 2023.
Under our flexible pilot program, food truck and food cart vendors will be able to operate on municipal property at one of seven pre-approved locations, at other locations subject to District approval, or as part of a District-approved event, between April 8 and October 30, 2023.
How to participate in the pilot
We're currently accepting applications from food truck and cart operators who would like to be involved. To submit your application, review the requirements and other details on this page, and then complete the form at the bottom of the page.
If you are selected to be part of the pilot, we will contact you on April 6, 2023.
Key dates for the pilot
The operating season for food trucks under the pilot will be April 8 to October 30, 2023. These are the milestones in the pilot process:
- March 23, 2023 — Application intake begins
- April 6, 2023 — Selections made and successful applicants notified
- April 7, 2023 — First Round of permits issued
We will continue to accept applications after April 7, and will evaluate them on an as-received basis.
General requirements for this pilot
To be accepted into this pilot project and qualify for the necessary permit, you must:
- complete the application at the bottom of this page
- have a mobile, self contained food truck or cart that you remove at the end of each day (permanent structures are not permitted)
- review our terms and conditions (you will be asked to confirm you have read them when you apply)
If you are accepted, you must:
- get a valid business license in the District if you don't already have one (cost is $262)
- pay $74 for the applicable permit to operate a food truck or cart
- provide proof of $5 million in comprehensive general liability insurance, including contractual liability and $2 million in automobile insurance, with the District of North Vancouver named as an additional insured
Approved and excluded locations
As part of this pilot, we have identified seven areas of the District that are suitable for food trucks (green checks on this map). You are also invited to suggest your own location, if you'd prefer. However, note that your suggested location can't be within 150 metres of an existing restaurant offering similar food. Additionally, there are three locations in the District (red Xs on the map) where we will not allow food trucks.
Locations within parks are available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during regular park hours, except for Lynn Canyon which will only be available on Mondays. We may consider other times if there is a specific event you want to work, or as requested by approved event organizers.
Select a location marker on the map to view an image showing the specific area that food trucks will be allowed.
Approved locations: Bridgman Park, Lions Gate Plaza, Inter River Park, Lynn Canyon Park, Lynn Valley Park, Maplewood Farm, Parkgate Park
Excluded locations: Cates Park, Deep Cove Village, Edgemont Village
More details about locations
No electrical, water, or sanitary services will be provided at these locations, and you can not use District garbage or recycling containers, unless otherwise stated.
You are required to do daily clean up within a 10 metre radius of your food truck or cart, and your garbage and waste must be recycled or disposed of off site. Disposing of liquid waste in District drains or bodies of water is prohibited.
Submit your application now
If you're interested in joining the food truck pilot program, complete this form. You are required to attach these documents when you apply:
- Dimensions of your truck or cart
- Pictures of your truck or cart
If you have questions, please email email@example.com and we'll be happy to help.