Alcohol in Public Spaces

Alcohol may be consumed in designated areas from noon – dusk, seven days a week.

At the October 26, 2020 Council meeting, Mayor and Council voted unanimously to make alcohol consumption in certain City locations permanent. Alcohol may be consumed in designated areas from noon – dusk, seven days a week. Please refer to the map below for locations.

This initiative is part of Council’s commitment to make life a little easier during COVID-19 by giving residents the opportunity to use these spaces as extensions of their own backyards. Mayor Buchanan and members of Council are dedicated to creating a vibrant, connected and prosperous City, and their decision made the City the first municipality in the province to allow the consumption of alcohol in designated outdoor spaces.

The initial pilot project ran from June 22 – October 15, 2020, and received overwhelming support from both residents and businesses.

Alcohol Allowed Zones

 Please note some zones have been adjusted.


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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)
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.


Washrooms

Wondering about washrooms? They’re open until 10pm and you'll find one at most locations, including at The Shipyards. 
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