News from Kamloops

May 1, 2015

Food Trucks Return for 2015

Kamloops, B.C. – The City of Kamloops is pleased to announce updates to its Food Trucks and Food Trailers Program.

For the 2015 season, the On-Street Food Trucks Program will focus on encouraging vendors to provide great food at the City's beautifully landscaped Gaglardi Square. Up to two standard-sized food trucks may be permitted to operate at the same time at this Seymour Street location weekdays, while one truck may be permitted weekends.

Earlier set-up hours (9:00 am weekdays, and 7:00 am weekends) provides opportunity for increased food service at this location.

The City's removal of the on-street vending locations at Victoria Street and 5th Avenue is intended to protect bricks-and-mortar restaurants on Victoria Street. This goal is also advanced by the City's bylaw requirement that food trucks operating on private property maintain a 50 metre setback from existing restaurants.

Additional changes to food trucks regulations for 2015 include: allowing food trucks on private property in the Tranquille Market Street District; at the Kamloops Airport; and in an expanded range of industrial areas (subject to approval by property owners).

The proposed changes come through input gathered from Business Improvement Associations and food truck operators that participated in the 2014 pilot project. The intention of the changes is to provide increased opportunity for food vending in the City without adversely impacting area restaurants.

Specific operating criteria for interested food vendors can be obtained by contacting the City of Kamloops Business Licence office at 250-828-3481, or blicensed@kamloops.ca or visiting the city’s website at www.kamloops.ca.

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Media Contact:
Stephen Bentley, Planner
City of Kamloops
250-828-3567
sbentley@kamloops.ca

Shellie Clark, Assistant Business License Inspector
City of Kamloops
250-828-3481
blicensed@kamloops.ca