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2017 Request for Applications released on March 10

The City of Whitehorse has released its annual Request for Applications for Downtown Mobile Food Vendors! Vendors who are interested in operating at one of our Downtown locations are encouraged to pick up a RFA package online here. Sites are selected via a lottery process.

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 7 at 2pm PST. Full details on how to submit your application is in the RFA package.


Mobile food vending is a great way for people to try out a business idea without making the capital investment of opening a storefront. As a means to encourage and promote the food vending industry in Downtown, the City of Whitehorse and Yukon Government make public sites available for vending during the summer season. Sites are allocated in the spring via a lottery process.

Information for Mobile Food Vendors

In accordance with the City's Lease, Encroachment and Property Use Policy, mobile food vending on public property is permitted only at designated sites. Sites are allocated to vendors each spring via a lottery process. Sites not assigned during the lottery are available over the counter on a first-come, first-served basis. Vendors who are not interested in this process may locate on private property, with the consent of the property owner and with all other applicable approvals, permits and licenses. All vendors must obtain a Development Permit prior to operation.

For information and inquiries contact Ben Campbell, Planner, at 867-668-8338 or email at