Food Trucks

The City of Courtenay has expanded opportunities for food trucks. The new regulations were developed after careful review of the 2016 Food Truck Survey results [PDF - 48 KB], as well as consultation with City of Courtenay staff, the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association, and the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Applications from food truck vendors wishing to operate on private property or a select number of public sites are now being accepted.

Licenced food trucks are permitted in the following areas:

  • Private commercial property zoned for restaurant use (see restaurant zoning map), at least 30 metres away from an existing restaurant.
  • City Parks in designated areas (must be booked in advance; subject to availability):
    • Lewis Park
    • Airpark Walkway
    • Standard Park

More Information and Related Documents

Application for a Mobile Food Vending Licence [PDF - 159 KB]

Food Truck Application Guide and FAQs [PDF - 1.5 MB]

City of Courtenay Restaurant Zoning Map [PDF - 551 KB]

Business Licence Amendment Bylaw No. 2847, 2016 [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Background:

Over 1,000 people completed the City of Courtenay food truck survey, which closed on March 11, 2016. 95 percent of survey respondents declared their support for increasing food truck opportunities in the city.

At the Courtenay City Council Meeting on Monday, May 16, 2016, Courtenay Council voted to pass first, second, and third reading of "Business Licence Amendment Bylaw 2847, 2016” – a bylaw with proposed new food truck regulations in the City of Courtenay. The bylaw regulations were developed after careful review of the results of the Food Truck Survey, as well as consultation with City of Courtenay staff, the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association, and the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Staff reports:

April 18, 2016 Staff Report: Options for Food Truck Pilot Project [PDF - 3.9 MB]

January 18, 2016 Council Report: Proposed Food Truck Pilot Project [PDF - 200 KB]