Mobile Food Vending
The City of Nanaimo offers designated year-round on-street and City park food vending locations for the operation of mobile food trucks, trailers and carts. Private property vending is also allowed on properties where restaurant use is permitted.
Food vending regulations
Mobile Food Vending Business Licence Application Guide and FAQs
Business Licence Bylaw 7318
City park locations can be booked by approved food vendors up to two months in advance. Information on park locations, scheduling and availability can be found in the following publications:
How to Schedule a Food Truck in Park Locations
Food Truck Scheduling Calendar
If on-street vending is more your style, a full listing of all designated street locations is available in the Mobile Food Vending Business Licence Application Guide and FAQs.
Private property locations
Food vending is also permitted on private property as long as the property is in a zone that permits restaurant use. Current examples of appropriate private property food vendor locations are Home Depot and Canadian Tire. Some conditions apply so please contact us if this is of interest to you.
Food vendor business licence application
Mobile Food Vendor Application
Online applications are currently not available. Please complete this form and forward along with all required supplemental information to Business Licensing.