British Columbians returning to the province with liquor products from other areas of Canada will no longer have to worry about bringing back too much alcohol.
In an announcement made today, the province has completely removed all personal limit restrictions for bringing out-of-province Canadian liquor into BC.
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Previously, British Columbians were only allowed to bring up to three litres of spirits, nine litres of wine, or 25.6 litres of beer, cider, and coolers into the province.
With the limit removed, however, residents can now bring in as much liquor as they want, a move that is intended to remove trade barriers between provinces, says the BC government.
“For too long, British Columbians faced restrictions when bringing wine, beer and spirits from other provinces back to B.C. Our government has taken action to fix this,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology in a statement.
“This policy is consistent with the direction from the Council of Federation meeting in Saskatoon last week, where Canada’s premiers committed to reduce limits on transporting alcohol across our borders.”
The province’s elimination of personal liquor limits came came into effect on July 8th, 2019.