Everybody loves a good food truck! Here’s what you need to know about operating a mobile food vending unit within Parkland County.  

Getting Started 

A mobile food vending unit, more commonly called a food truck, is considered any vehicle not permanently affixed to land used to sell food and food-related products. All mobile food vendors operating within Parkland County are required to meet the following requirements: 


Business License
Parkland County is business friendly. To improve efficiency, businesses do not require a business license or Approval to Operate from the County.
Food Permits

All mobile food vending units are required to have a valid food handling permit(s) from Alberta Health Services. View AHS’s Guidelines on Mobile Vending Units. 

If you have questions regarding the types of food handling permits that may be required, you can contact Environmental Public Health directly. 

Safety Code Permits

A fire inspection and/or related safety codes inspection approval completed through another Alberta municipality will be accepted. 

If Parkland County will be your sole place of operation, you are required to apply for Gas Permits through Parkland County. You can do so online via the PLANit Parkland portal. 


Wabamun Food Truck Map

Wabamun Waterfront Park 

Parkland County is pleased to provide a pre-approved location for mobile food vending units to operate at Wabamun Waterfront Park (5119 50 St, Wabamun). 

Space is available on a first come first serve basis.  

Operation hours 

Mobile food vending units are allowed to operate here from 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. daily. No mobile food vending units are allowed to stay onsite overnight.   

Other locations 

Looking to bring your food truck to other parks, trails, or natural areas in the County?  

You are required to gain written approval from Parkland County. Requests to operate at other locations, including locations on municipal land, private property, and county road ways are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.     

To discuss your plan, please contact  EconomicDiversification@parklandcounty.com  

To ensure ample time to review and respond, please submit applications at least one week before your scheduled event.