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.

A food truck parked on a street in downtown Nanaimo

Food vending regulations

Mobile Food Vending Business Licence Application Guide and FAQs

Business Licence Bylaw 7318

Park locations

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

Street locations

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.

Contact Us

Business Licensing 250-755-4482
business.licence@nanaimo.ca

Last updated: April 21, 2022

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