Food service guidelines are issued by Vancouver Coastal Health for temporary food markets. The guidelines include such information as:
All organized activities on the water require a Marine Event Permit from Port Metro Vancouver.
If you have any questions, call Port Metro Vancouver at 604-665-9086.
There is no charge for a Marine Event Permit.
A Special Event Market Permit gives event organizers exclusive control over sales at their special event. The organizers can raise funds by charging vendors to sell their goods or services within the event boundaries.
For more information or to apply, contact the City of Vancouver Special Event Office.
You will need to apply for an exemption to your special occasion liquor license if ANY of the following situations applies to your event:
You can only apply for an exemption if:
You will need a temporary food booth application from Vancouver Coastal Health if you are serving or selling food OR liquor at your event.
If you are operating your own food services, or operating your own alcohol service areas, you must complete the application.
If you are allowing other individuals or companies to provide food or food services, or to operate your alcohol service locations, you are responsible for ensuring they have the appropriate permits from Vancouver Coastal Health.
In addition, Vancouver Coastal Health has requirements for washrooms, water service and garbage disposal related to operating a temporary food booth or alcohol service location.