Editor’s note: This blog has been updated with the current food trucks for summer 2023.

Guest Author: Jaimie-Leigh Bourne

Based in Vancouver, Jaimie-Leigh (aka Bourne Hungry) makes it her business to know food.

Food Trucks Whistler LakesRainbow Park on Alta Lake, Whistler – the perfect place for a picnic.

Good news, everyone – fresh, healthy meals are coming to a sunny lakeside lawn near you. After a successful pilot project during the summer of 2015, food trucks have become a staple at some of Whistler’s local beaches thanks to the municipality’s Park Eats program.

Mobile Munchies

Thousands of visitors flock to the Whistler area every year to enjoy the multitude of activities this spectacular mountain town has to offer, so having lunch surrounded by nature simply makes sense. Why leave your glorious spot by the lake when you can take a short stroll over to the nearest mobile food vendor happily waiting to pacify the rumble in your tummy? The days of trekking around with hungry, hangry kids in tow will be just a distant memory…

The cultural diversity of cuisine offered by the trucks each summer is sure to satisfy the hungry visitors flocking to this mountainous playground.

Lakes and Beaches WhistlerHunger can take the edge off a perfect day – Whistler’s food trucks to the rescue!

Meet the Food Trucks

So what can one expect to sample this summer in Whistler? The options are delicious and varied, with something to please every appetite. (Warning: the following may induce cravings.)

Agri Mexican Cantina and Fried Chicken is a sight for sore eyes and a promise for empty bellies. From quesadillas and tacos to burritos and classic fried chicken, hungry park-goers will struggle to go anywhere else when this eye-catching purple and white van rolls up to the park.

Fancy something French? Folie Crepes adds both sweet and savoury options for your beachside decision making. Just look for the gorgeous teal truck, and don’t forget to pick up a beverage while you’re there. Note that you’ll often also find this truck at the Farmer’s Markets on Sundays.

Lucia Gelato is famous in Whistler. Made locally, this beloved gelato brand offers one of the best cold treats for a hot day. And if you really love it, you can also find it in many Whistler restaurants and supermarkets, as well as at the Roundhouse at the top of Whistler Mountain and at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, next to Merlin’s.

The Island Oasis is your go-to for cold drinks and treats with shaved ice, espresso based coffee drinks, smoothies and mocktails. It’s the perfect treat for when you need to save your appetite for your dinner reservation, but when you don’t want to miss out on the food truck goodness.

Rounding out the multicultural food fest is the Whistler Wood Fired Pizza Company. This is not your average pizza though! The thin-crust Neapolitan style slices begin with non-GMO flour imported directly from Italy. Dry-cured meats and local veggies are layered atop the high-protein dough base, and each pizza is then cooked to perfection in a wood fired copper oven. Truly a slice of Italian heaven! Gluten and dairy free customers are very welcome here – all you have to do is ask nicely.

Show Me The Schedule

The food trucks typically run from late May to early September, and you’ll find them at Alpha Lake Park, Lost Lake Park, Meadow Park, Rainbow Park, and the occasional Whistler Olympic Plaza event.

Look for them from approximately 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays to Monday. Food trucks are weather dependent and the schedule is subject to change at short notice, so be sure to use the RMOW’s Food Truck Finder for current times and locations.

Get outdoors and get eating!

Canoe Ahoy“Paddle faster, human – I smell tacos!”

From patios to picnics and mountain-top BBQs, we’re looking forward to a summer of chowing down outside. Plan a delectable getaway at Whistler.com.


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