Liquor Sales Licences and Special Occasion Permits
Permissible hours for the sale and service of alcohol for liquor sales licenced establishments and Special Occasion Permit events are:
- Monday to Sunday 11:00 a.m to 2:00 a.m.
- New Year´s Eve (December 31st) 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
All orders for liquor must be served before 2:00 a.m. (3:00 a.m. on New Year´s Eve). Many establishments have last call at 1:45 a.m. to ensure all orders are delivered or served before 2:00 a.m. All signs of liquor must be cleared 45 minutes after the end time on the licence; for most this is by 2:45 a.m. (3:45 a.m. on New Year´s Eve). This includes the clearing of all glasses and bottles off the tables.
Spring time change
In the spring the clocks move forward one hour at 2:00 a.m., moving to 3:00 a.m. on the clock. At this time the sale of liquor must stop. The liquor sales licence holder has 45 minutes after this stop service time to clear all signs of service, even though the clock has gone forward one hour.
Autumn time change
In the autumn the clocks move back one hour at 2:00 a.m., to show 1:00 a.m. The liquor sales licence holder may turn the clock back one hour and continue to sell until 2:00 a.m. (new autumn time) at which time the sale of liquor must stop. The liquor sales licence holder has 45 minutes after stopping service to clear all signs of service.
Hours for Other Types of Licensees
Permissible hours of operation for on-site manufacturer retail stores (on-site winery, brewery and distillery retail stores) are:
- Monday to Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Permissible hours of operation for an occasional extension of an on-site winery retail store within a farmers’ market are:
- The hours of operation of the farmers’ market.
Permissible hours for the retail sale of alcohol at all other retail outlets are:
- Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Some liquor sales licences, authorizations and special occasion permits may have conditions that further limit the above noted hours.