BC Government extends private liquor store hours across the province

Apr 15 2020, 2:54 pm

Beginning on Wednesday, the BC Government is temporarily extending hours of retail liquor service across the province.

Liquor retailers like wine stores or private liquor stores have the option to temporarily operate between 7 am and 11 pm seven days a week.

This time-limited measure aims to provide greater opportunities for physical distancing for seniors and people who are immuno-compromised during early shopping hours.

“Extending the hours of retail liquor service will support these businesses in complying with the requirements set out by the provincial health officer, the Ministry of Health and other authorities, including those related to physical distancing,” reads a release.

Delivery services can also “purchase liquor products on behalf of a customer from a liquor store, or any licensee authorized to sell in unopened containers, and to deliver and sell that liquor during these same hours.”

This policy is effective until July 15, 2020, and does not affect or include BC Liquor Stores’ current hours.