In British Columbia … as in all of Canada … alcohol can only be purchased in liquor stores or government approved outlets such as vineyards or breweries.  They can either be government run or privately owned … but unfortunately you can’t buy booze in the grocery stores like you can in other areas of the world!  Here’s some options for shopping for beer, wine & other spirits in Victoria.

  • Tugwell Creek

Meadery in Victoria, BC

For something truly unique and different ... why not give mead a try? Tugwell Creek Honey Farm & Meadery - 8750 West Coast Rd., Sooke, BC Most people know that beer is an age-old drink

  • Sea Cider

CIDERIES IN VICTORIA, BC

In addition to many world-class wineries ... Victoria and Vancouver Island has some amazing cideries. Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse - 2487 Mt. St. Michael Rd., Saanichton, BC  ? *Lots of parking! Merridale Estate Cidery

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VINEYARDS

Vancouver Island is fast becoming one of the premier wine growing areas in BC - second only to the Okanagan. Within the Greater Victoria area here are some suggestions of wineries to visit: (further down

  • Victoria Gin

DISTILLERY IN VICTORIA, BC

VICTORIA DISTILLERS (formerly Victoria Spirits Distillery) 6170 Old West Saanich Rd.** **Moving to new location - 9891 Seaport Place - Sidney, BC  (between the Sidney Marina & Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre)  Opening in May 2016

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BREWERIES & BREWPUBS

Victoria is home to numerous award-winning craft breweries and brewpubs.  Drop in for a pint (or a pint and a great meal!) or take home a growler* from some of the selected establishments! Breweries: Axe

SPECIALTY LIQUOR STORES

In addition to the usual Government or Private 'standard' liquor type stores that sell a smattering of everything, there are some stores that carry only certain items or specialize in more unique or local kinds

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LIQUOR STORES IN VICTORIA

Locations of Government Liquor Stores: Licensed liquor stores are the only outlets where you can purchase alcohol in Victoria.  They include government stores as well as private stores. These stores carry all the 'usual' alcohol