News

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

Feb
29

Support Dry Grad to give students safe, alcohol-free celebrations

2016-02-29

VANCOUVER — Local grad committees looking to raise funds for alcohol-free high school graduation celebrations and activities will once again get a helping hand from community members and the BC Liquor Distribution Branch.

From Feb. 28 to March 31, 2016, BC Liquor Stores will be... Read More

Feb
06

BC Liquor Distribution Branch named one of B.C.'s Top Employers

2016-02-06

VANCOUVER — For the eighth consecutive year, the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has been named to an exclusive list of the province's best employers.

The prestigious list of B.C.'s Top Employers — which highlights the LDB as a progressive workplace offering competitive... Read More

Jan
07

World-class wineries make inaugural visit to Vancouver

2016-01-07

VANCOUVER — Later this month, for the first time ever, Vancouver will be one of only ten North American cities to host a highly exclusive event featuring dozens of the world's top winery owners from Bordeaux, France.

On Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux... Read More

Nov
23

Share a bear and spread cheer this holiday season

2015-11-23

VANCOUVER — The twin teddy bears are back for the annual Share-a-Bear campaign which launches this week in BC Liquor Stores throughout the province.

From now until Christmas, BC Liquor Stores customers can purchase a set of twin pandas for $12.50, and one of the twins will be... Read More

Nov
20

BC Liquor Stores offer new exposure for local microbreweries

2015-11-20

VANCOUVER — In an effort to better meet customer demand for craft beer products, BC Liquor Stores have been given the green light to work with their closest microbreweries to expand local offerings on their shelves.

To tailor each store's selection of microbrewery products to its... Read More

Nov
17

Unibroue beer and Quebec food truck to arrive at BC Liquor Store

2015-11-17

VANCOUVER — For the first time in British Columbia, Unibroue — a popular Quebec brewery — will release 101 limited-edition bottles that have made their way to Vancouver and will be paired with fare from a travelling food truck.

The six-litre bottles of La Fin du Monde... Read More

Nov
02

BC Liquor Stores to release sought-after spirits this weekend

2015-11-02

VANCOUVER —An extensive array of extremely old and rare scotches and fine whiskies from around the globe are just part of this year's Premium Spirit Release this Saturday, Nov. 7, at 30 BC Liquor Stores throughout the province.

The Premium Spirit Release — widely considered... Read More

Oct
27

BC Liquor Stores raise over $70,000 for Syrian relief

2015-10-27

VANCOUVER —British Columbians supported Red Cross emergency relief efforts in Syria with generous in-store donations at BC Liquor Stores of more than $70,000.

In the wake of escalating violence in Syria, BC Liquor Stores collected donations from Sept. 16 to Oct. 17, 2015, on behalf... Read More

Sep
28

Highly anticipated annual Bordeaux wine release just days away

2015-09-28

VANCOUVER — An extensive selection of the finest 2012 vintage Bordeaux wines will be available in BC Liquor Stores throughout the province later this week as part of the annual Bordeaux release.

Each year, the highly anticipated event attracts wine enthusiasts and collectors... Read More

Sep
16

BC Liquor Stores bolster provincial efforts for Syrian relief

2015-09-16

VANCOUVER — As the dire humanitarian crisis in Syria intensifies, concerned British Columbians can now support Red Cross emergency relief efforts by making donations in BC Liquor Stores throughout the province.

 

Recognizing the gravity of the situation in Syria –... Read More

Sep
11

British Columbians donate nearly $102,000 for B.C. wildfires victims

2015-09-11

VANCOUVER - In the wake of raging wildfires, BC Liquor Stores' customers and employees came together to help support Red Cross relief efforts for victims of the recent Rock Creek and Oliver wildfires to the tune of almost $102,000.

 

To help support South Okanagan community... Read More

Sep
09

BC Liquor Distribution Branch recalls Smirnoff Ice products

2015-09-09

VANCOUVER - In the interest of customer safety, the BC Liquor Distribution Branch is recalling four types of Smirnoff Ice coolers due to concerns over possible glass contamination.

 

The move comes after the product's supplier, Diageo Canada, voluntarily recalled several... Read More