Alcohol is no longer permitted at any of Vancouver’s beaches
The pilot to allow for alcohol consumption at select beaches from June 1 to September 4 has concluded.
We are currently reviewing findings from the pilot, and further information on drinking in beaches will be available at a later time.
Where alcohol is not allowed
- Outdoor pools, wading pools, and splash parks
- Sports fields, sports courts, and purpose-built amenities such as skate parks
- Community centres, washrooms, fieldhouses, and other facilities
- Ecologically sensitive natural areas
- Parking lots
- Off-leash dog parks
- Community gardens and horticulture displays
- Act responsibly when drinking alcohol. Exercise caution when drinking alcohol and avoid entering the water when intoxicated. Alcohol is not allowed in the water.
- Avoid bringing glass beverage bottles and containers (alcoholic or not), and instead bring cans or reusable plastic or paper-based containers. According to the Parks Control By-law, glass beverage bottles and containers are not allowed in parks and beaches because of the risk of potential injury.
- Respect the park and other park users and help keep the spaces clean by properly disposing of trash or taking it away with you, sharing the space, and keeping noise and disturbances to a minimum.
Together with the Vancouver Police Department, Park Board staff are monitoring the sites to make sure that they are safe, managed, and maintained.