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Drinking in public plazas

Six designated plazas will participate in this summer’s program, from June 15 to October 16, 2022.

Following a two-year pilot, 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’ recovery efforts

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 during the summer and fall.

Public plazas where drinking is allowed

2022 plaza locations will operate from 11am to 9pm daily between June 15 and October 16, 2022, at:

  • Cambie St and 17th Ave
  • Granville St and 13th Ave
  • Granville St and 14th Ave
  • Maple St and 4th Ave 
  • Main St and 21st Ave
  • Lot 19 (855 W Hastings St)

Alcohol can also be consumed at select parks across the city.

About the program

Resources and documents

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