News

Mar
09

Cheers to nine years! LDB renamed a BC Top Employer

2017-03-09

VANCOUVER - For the ninth consecutive year, the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) celebrates being named to an exclusive list of the province’s best employers.

 

The list of BC’s Top Employers, featured in today’s Vancouver Sun, recognizes the LDB as an innovative... Read More

Mar
06

Annual fundraising campaign helps graduates celebrate safely

2017-03-06

BC Liquor Stores are once again encouraging customers to support the annual Support Dry Grad Campaign, an initiative that raises funds for public and independent schools to host safe, alcohol-free celebration events for graduating high school students.

 

Chocolates are being... Read More

Dec
05

Share-a-Bear campaign supports non-profit organizations

2016-12-05

BC Liquor Stores is partnering with non-profit agencies throughout the province again this year in its annual Share-a-Bear program.

 

For $12.50, customers can choose one teddy bear to take home while its twin is donated to a local shelter, hospital or other worthwhile charity... Read More

Nov
01

Extremely rare scotches offered at Premium Spirits Release

2016-11-01

BC Liquor Stores is hosting its Premium Spirits Release on Nov. 5, 2016, at locations throughout the province where a diverse selection of unique spirits, including rare whiskies, scotches and bourbons, will go on sale.

 

This annual event has grown in scope and popularity... Read More

Oct
12

2013 Bordeaux Release scheduled for Oct. 15

2016-10-12

VANCOUVER – One of the year’s biggest events for wine lovers is happening October 15 when BC Liquor Stores hold its annual release of highly-prized Bordeaux wines.

 

Consumers bought almost $2.5 million worth of Bordeaux wines in just two days at last year’s... Read More

Jun
15

BC Liquor Distribution Branch celebrates its 95th anniversary

2016-06-15

VANCOUVER—The year was 1921: B.C.'s population was a modest 525,000, prohibition against alcohol was over, and the very first nine government liquor stores opened their doors on June 15.

  

In the 95 years since, the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) and BC Liquor... Read More

Jun
09

Treat Dad to something special from BC Liquor Stores

2016-06-09

VANCOUVER – Every Dad is unique—and a BC Liquor Stores gift or fun product tasting experience is the perfect way to celebrate him on his special day. This year, the Signature BC Liquor Store at 39th and Cambie is holding three special events to celebrate all kinds of fathers, from... Read More

Jun
01

British Columbians donate $384,000 to help Fort McMurray

2016-06-01

VANCOUVER — British Columbians have shown their compassion and kindness for the residents of Fort McMurray by donating $384,089 through BC Liquor Stores.

The funds, which were collected in stores throughout the province between May 3 and May 29, continue to help the Red Cross... Read More

May
20

B.C. increases "hopportunities" for craft brewers

2016-05-20

BURNABY – As British Columbia continues to grow its reputation as the craft beer capital of Canada, craft brewers in every corner of the province will now benefit from an additional $10 million a year in economic support thanks to a significant reduction in the mark-up rate for craft beer... Read More

May
16

Campaign reminds British Columbians that alcohol and boating don’t mix

2016-05-16

VANCOUVER – As the first long weekend of the summer season arrives, BC Liquor Stores and The Community Against Preventable Injuries (Preventable) are joining forces to remind British Columbians about how dangerous prevailing attitudes around mixing alcohol with boating can be.

... Read More

May
09

Fort McMurray donations at BC Liquor Stores triple over weekend

2016-05-09

VANCOUVER — Close to a quarter of a million dollars have been donated by British Columbians at BC Liquor Stores for Fort McMurray wildfire relief efforts.

In just five days, the total amount raised rings in at over $240,000 — and British Columbians are encouraged to keep... Read More

May
05

BC Liquor Stores raise more than $360,000 for Dry Grad

2016-05-05

VANCOUVER - High school graduation is a significant rite of passage and this year about 52,000 British Columbia students will celebrate at safe, alcohol-free events, thanks in part to BC Liquor Stores' annual Support Dry Grad campaign.

 

This year's campaign, which ran between... Read More

May
04

BC Liquor Stores accepting donations to help Alberta wildfire relief efforts

2016-05-04

VANCOUVER — As wildfires rage in Fort McMurray, Alta., forcing the emergency evacuation of 80,000 residents, BC Liquor Stores customers can support Red Cross relief efforts there by donating at stores throughout the province.

Starting today, BC Liquor Stores customers can... Read More

May
03

Ultra-rare $21,800 Glenfarclas scotch available at BC Liquor Stores

2016-05-03

VANCOUVER – On May 10, whisky aficionados will have the chance to buy one of the rarest and most desirable whiskies from Scotland’s iconic Glenfarclas Distillery. The only bottle of the ultra-rare 60-year old Glenfarclas Scotch Whisky available in B.C. will be sold at Vancouver... Read More

May
02

Treat Mom to a special bottle of wine this Mother’s Day

2016-05-02

VANCOUVER – Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the special woman who loves her children through thick and thin, picks them up when they’re down and spoils them to no end. Every mother is different and unique, so BC Liquor Stores offers up these suggestions for some great... Read More

Apr
26

BC Liquor Stores accepting donations for Ecuador earthquake victims

2016-04-26

VANCOUVER — As thousands of Ecuadorians struggle to cope in the aftermath of the strongest earthquake to hit the country in decades, British Columbians can show their support for the Red Cross's emergency relief efforts by making a cash donation at any BC Liquor Store throughout the... Read More

Apr
18

Liquor Distribution Branch diverts thousands of tonnes from landfills

2016-04-18

VANCOUVER — Over the past year, BC Liquor Stores customers have returned approximately 94 million beverage containers to their local liquor store—enough to fill more than 22 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

It's just one of many "green" success stories the BC... Read More