The City sought feedback on the Food Truck Pilot Program that ran this summer at Harris Road Park and Pitt Meadows Athletic Park with a survey that ran from November 1 to November 18. The feedback received will help guide the future of mobile food vending in Pitt Meadows.
About the Program
Mobile food vending is currently not permitted in the City, with the exception of City-sponsored special events (such as Pitt Meadows Day) and roaming ice cream trucks.
In 2021, Council endorsed the Food Truck Pilot Program and directed staff to report back upon completion of the trial period. The pilot ran from July 1 to September 30, 2021. Intended as a trial, the pilot provided staff insight into the different considerations for mobile food vending in the City. The 2021 pilot did not see a large uptake in interest. Taking into consideration insights from last year’s pilot program, including feedback from vendors, City staff, and the public, several changes were made for the 2022 season to increase the variety, visibility, and availability of vendors. Read the full staff report to Council here.
On March 1, 2022, Council approved the extension of the Food Truck Pilot Program to run from June 10 to September 30, 2022 at Harris Road Park and Pitt Meadows Athletic Park with additional opportunities provided for food trucks at special summer events at šxʷhék̓ʷnəs (Spirit Square). Read the full media release here.
The pilot ran from June 10 until September 30, 2022.
Locations and Hours
- Food trucks could apply to operate at Harris Road Park and Pitt Meadows Athletic Park up to three days per week (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays), as well as statutory holidays, during park hours (dawn to dusk).
- Four parking spots were available for booking (two per location).
- Vendors were required to obtain a Business Licence as well as a Special Events Permit from the City, which assigned food trucks to one of the locations on a particular date.