The City of Coquitlam has an active street vending program for carts and vending vehicles. There are different licensing options available to vendors. Of particular note are the designated spots for street vendors near Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake station of the Evergreen SkyTrain Extension.
Vending Cart Locations:
Coquitlam has operated a successful street vendor program since 2012.
To apply for the Street Vendor Program (a street vendor business licence on public property), interested businesses must complete a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) every year. The RFEI is posted on the bid opportunities page in the fall and open until the date noted in the RFEI. To be notified when this opportunity is available, please email us.
Mid-year applications may be considered, provided spaces for the street vendors are available at the time.
To apply for a street vending licence on private property, or a mobile vending licence, interested businesses must complete a Mobile/Street Vendor Form (PDF).
Application Forms are available here:
See Starting a Business for more information on starting a business in Coquitlam. Tips on how to successfully operate a street vending business can be seen on the Small Business BC page.
Find out about the safety requirements for your business at our Mobile Food Vendor Inspection page.