Food trucks will be setting up shop at Centennial Beach in Tsawwassen this summer.
A staff report to Metro Vancouver’s Parks Committee notes that the regional district is looking to diversify its food and non-alcoholic beverage service options for seasonal park visitors at the beach in Boundary Bay Regional Park as part of a pilot program.
Metro Vancouver is seeking interest from up to four contractors to provide mobile food and beverage services at designated locations in the busy park on weekends and statutory holidays to supplement food services on those busy days, the report notes.
The operating season is expected to be May 18 to Sept. 2, 2024.
This fall, staff will collect feedback about the program and evaluate its success before considering expanding mobile food and beverage vending to other regional parks in future years.
In a November 2023 interview, Delta Coun. Dylan Kruger, a member of the Metro committee, told the Optimist local businesses had indicated an interest in setting up food trucks or stands at certain areas of the beach during the summer.
“We need to reimagine how we do food and beverage at Centennial Beach,” he said.
Meanwhile, Metro Vancouver is also reviewing the status of the current concession at the beach to determine the best use of the space. That review is to be concluded by this summer.
Late last year, the committee also passed a motion requesting that staff report back on the feasibility of a pilot project that would allow for the consumption of alcohol in specified areas of select regional parks in 2024, including Centennial Beach.
Centennial Beach is municipally-owned land that is leased to Metro Vancouver to manage as part of Boundary Bay Regional Park.