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.

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NON-MEDICAL CANNABIS IN VICTORIA

Purchasing Non-Medical Cannabis Products in Victoria Non-medical cannabis is now legal in Canada. Here is some basic information on cannabis use in British Columbia. For more details and information you should check the Province of

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CIDERIES AND MEADERIES

In addition to many world-class wineries ... Victoria and Vancouver Island has some amazing cideries & a wonderful meadery. CIDERIES Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse - 2487 Mt. St. Michael Rd., Saanichton, BC Merridale Estate

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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

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DISTILLERIES IN VICTORIA

Looking for something local but a bit stronger than beer or wine?  Check out some of these great distilleries!   DEVINE WINERY & DISTILLERY - 6181 B Old West Saanich Rd., Victoria MERRIDALE CIDERY &

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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