Ministry of Justice

Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB)

Liquor Licensing in B.C.

Liquor License

The British Columbia government regulates and monitors the liquor industry in this province to protect the public from the harm that may be caused by making and selling liquor or products that contain liquor.

Through the Liquor Control and Licensing Act and its Regulations - and by requiring anyone who holds a liquor licence to meet strict terms and conditions - the government works to prevent such problems as under-age drinking, the over-consumption of alcohol, and overcrowding or unsafe conditions in restaurants, bars and pubs, and to minimize the potentially negative impact of liquor sales on neighbourhoods and communities.