Many would agree that BC’s liquor laws are archaic, and some organizations are hoping that politicians and bureaucrats have realized what century they are in and will make the necessary amendments. The Vancouver Canucks is one of those organizations.
The Canucks are looking for some flexibility on how alcohol can be served at Rogers Arena.
Currently, fans are allowed to have only 24 ounces of beer (or 2 beers) at any one time. The organization would like to see this limit increased to 40 ounces, which will likely significantly reduce the long lines in the concourse.
In addition, as another way to reduce long lineup issues, the Canucks would like to see more beer vendors and increase the hours of sales. They are also pursuing the ability to give fans more choices – to sell hard liquor given that hard liquor can only be sold in club seats under current laws.
The provincial government is currently conducting a review of B.C.’s liquor laws and the deadline for the public to voice their opinion for change is this Thursday, October 31. Submissions can be made online through the Liquor Policy Review consultation website.