Alcohol in Public Spaces Pilot Project

On June 1, 2020, Mayor and Council passed a bylaw allowing alcohol consumption at specific public locations in the City of North Vancouver.

This is part of Council’s commitment to make life in the City during COVID-19 a little easier. Mayor Buchanan and members of Council are dedicated to creating a vibrant, connected and prosperous City, and their decision makes ours the first municipality in the province to allow the consumption of alcohol in designated outdoor spaces.

This is a pilot project running from June 22, 2020 through October 15, 2020.  It allows alcohol consumption from 11:00am - 9:00pm, seven days a week at the following locations:

Alcohol Allowed Zones

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Waterfront Park (north and south of the train tracks, excluding the playground)
Victoria Park (west)
Mahon Park (behind Fen Burdett bleachers)
Civic Plaza
Grand Boulevard / Ray Perrault Park (north west corner) (13th St. to 19th St.)
Kings Mill Walk Park (Harbourside Pl. to Fell Ave.)
Shipbuilders Square
Cates Deck

Note: The bylaw only applies to the locations above, designated by City of North Vancouver.


Wondering about washrooms? They’re open until 10pm and you'll find one at most locations, including at The Shipyards. We’re currently working on temporary washrooms in Victoria Park and Civic Plaza.
Tell Us What You Think

City Residents and businesses are invited to share their feedback on this initiative through the City's online engagement platform, Let's Talk. Feedback collected will be shared with Council and will help inform decisions about the future of this project. Share your feedback now.

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