Liquor Licence Act - Possession of liquor in parks and conservation areas

When people cannot have liquor in provincial parks.


This regulation determines that liquor possession during the 10 days leading up to and including Victoria Day on the vast majority of provincial parks is prohibited.

Liquor policies are also mentioned in parks controlled by the:

  • St. Clair Parkway Commission
  • St. Lawrence Parks Commission
  • Halton Region Conservation Authority


To ensure a safe and civilized environment in provincial parks during the period surrounding Victoria Day.

What we've heard

8 Eliminate it

2 Improve it


CraigM (a manager / supervisor)

Created 11 months 2 weeks ago

Improve it

In the past, Victoria day has been a weekend where over indulgence of alcohol has impacted conservation areas and provincial parks. By having large amounts of people in a fairly small area then add alcohol into the mix, can create problems. Having said that, I think that this regulation should be applied on a case by case basis.

Michael M (a professional service provider)

Created 11 months 3 weeks ago

Eliminate it

Can't have weed legalized and people still can't drink in parks, kind of backwards mentality.


Created 11 months 4 weeks ago

This is ridiculous. It's 2018. Why can't we drink in parks???

Brad Spaidal (a business owner)

Created 12 months 10 hours ago

Eliminate it

Limit alcohol consumption to individual campites. Do away with specific dates that liquor is not allowed. People can overdrink at ALL times of the year. The police have to enforce disturbance laws anyway, so why penalize responsible people who can enjoy a drink without being a nuisance?

Natasha Willis (a manager / supervisor)

Created 12 months 1 day ago

Eliminate it

If the public can behave themselves for the rest of the year, what makes the 10 days leading up to Victoria Day any different? Nanny-state law at its finest.

David Martin

Created 1 year 3 days ago

Improve it

Drinking in parks is the norm all through Europe and other places around the world where 99% of the time it is not abused and is harmonious with the activities going on in the park.
Despite being an April fools article - the post below has a lot of great points about how Ontario should modernize itself and alleviate some of our old-fashioned, too-conservative ways.

Jeff Kur (a skilled tradesperson)

Created 1 year 1 week ago

Eliminate it

Most people can behave themselves and handle their alcohol responsibly. There is no point in a general ban on people having alcohol in a park as those who want to will most likely do so anyways just like in the prohibition days. If there are troublemakers and they are drunk then by all means eject them from the park. Don't stop civilized adults who want to have a beer or some wine while camping do so.

Matthew Gibson (a manager / supervisor)

Created 1 year 1 week ago

Eliminate it

People are responsible enough the rest of the year.