Enjoying the Summer: Where to Legally Drink on Vancouver’s Beaches and Parks

Hey there! Summer’s almost here, and with it comes that urge to soak up every bit of outdoor fun, right? Well, the good news is, that the Vancouver City Council has approved a program that allows folks over the legal drinking age to enjoy a drink on select beaches. The “Alcohol on Beaches Program” will be in effect from June 1 to September 30.

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Based on a decision made at the Vancouver Park Board meeting on May 6, drinking alcoholic beverages is now allowed from 11 AM to 9 PM. But just a heads up, last year there were some issues with disorderly behavior and increased trash in these areas. So, this time around, there will be more police and inspectors on hand to keep things in check.

Here are the spots where you can enjoy a cold one with a view of the sea:

  • Jericho Beach
  • Spanish Banks
  • Locarno Beach
  • Second Beach (Stanley Park)
  • Kitsilano Beach
  • John Hendry / Trout Lake Beach
  • New Brighton Beach

And remember, drinking is still banned on these beaches:

  • English Bay Beach
  • Sunset Beach Park
  • Third Beach (Stanley Park)
  • CRAB Park Beach
  • Beaches along the Fraser River

Now, if you’re wondering about parks, it’s a bit more flexible. 31 parks allow drinking year-round and another 15 join the list between July 1 and August 31. Some of these parks include Adanac Park, Kitsilano Beach Park, and Queen Elizabeth Park.

So, if you’re planning to enjoy the summer with some drinks, these are your options. But hey, let’s keep it responsible, okay? Drink in moderation and don’t forget to throw your trash in the bin.

Now tell me, do you have any plans to hit these beaches or parks?

Please, leave a comment below about what you think of this flexibility and if you have a favorite spot to enjoy an evening out. Let’s chat!

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