If you want to have a business in Vancouver that sells or serves alcoholic drinks, you must have a liquor licence.
March 30, 2021 - Council adopted policy changes enabling one-time exceptions for occupant increases to the moratoria in the Granville Entertainment District and the Downtown Eastside and an occupant load increase of up to 30% of current occupant load for Liquor Primary establishments that are in conflict with our distancing policy.
- Review the staff report PDF file (538 KB) and presentation PDF file (1 MB)
- Review the Council minutes PDF file (213 KB)
- Watch the Council meeting video
Note Select your business type below to learn how the changes may affect your business.
Learn about the liquor licence fees
See Schedules A and B for liquor licence fees.
All licences expire annually on December 31 each year. Fees are pro-rated based on the business start date.
Liquor Licence Group
Phone: 604-871-6461 or 604-873-7954