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B.C. Reg. 130/2012
O.C. 381/2012
Deposited June 7, 2012

Liquor Distribution Act

Liquor Possession Regulation

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2015 and 2016
for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 204/2012, July 13, 2012]

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Possession of liquor from other province

1  An individual may possess liquor in British Columbia if

(a) the liquor was brought by the individual into British Columbia from another province,

(b) the liquor physically accompanied the individual as it was brought into British Columbia,

(c) the liquor is for the individual's own consumption or for consumption by another individual at the first individual's expense, and

(d) the quantity of liquor does not exceed

(i) in the case of spirits, 3 litres,

(ii) in the case of wine other than wine as defined in section 2, 9 litres, and

(iii) in the cases of beer, cider and coolers, 25.6 litres in total.

[am. B.C. Reg. 204/2012, s. 1.]

Possession of wine produced in other province

2  (1) In this section:

"wine" means liquor obtained by the fermentation of the natural sugar content of fruits or other agricultural products containing sugar, including honey and milk, which fruits or other agricultural products are entirely grown or produced in the province in which the winery producing the wine is located;

"winery" means a winery or producer of wine in a province other than British Columbia, that is duly licensed or otherwise legally permitted under the laws of that province to produce wine and to sell the wine.

(2) An individual may possess wine in British Columbia if

(a) the wine was brought or caused to be brought by the individual into British Columbia from another province,

(b) the wine is for the individual's own consumption or for consumption by another individual at the first individual's expense, and

(c) the wine was bought by the individual from the winery that produced the wine.

[en. B.C. Reg. 204/2012, s. 1 (c).]

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Liquor Distribution Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 268, section 4 (1)]