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Drinking in public plazas

Seven designated plazas will participate in this year's program.

The Drinking in Public Plazas Program was created to:

  • Provide no-cost, flexible socializing options for people enjoying Vancouver’s public spaces
  • Enable residents to responsibly enjoy an alcoholic drink outdoors, whether or not they have access to a backyard or other private outdoor space
  • Support local businesses

At designated plazas participating in the program, visitors can bring their own drinks, enjoy take-out from local businesses, socialize, people watch, have a picnic, and enjoy the urban outdoors.

This program was created following a two-year pilot, and Council’s approval of the Alcohol Consumption in Public Plazas Policy. 

Public plazas where drinking is allowed

  • Cambie St and 17th Ave
  • Cambie St and 18th Ave
  • Granville St and 13th Ave
  • Granville St and 14th Ave
  • Main St and 21st Ave
  • Lot 19 (855 W Hastings St)
  • Maple St and 4th Ave (spring/summer only, May 15 to October 16, 2024)

Hours of operation

  • 11am to 9pm daily (May 15 to October 16, 2024)
  • 11am to 5pm daily (October 17, 2024, to May 14, 2025)

About the program

Resources and documents

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