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How alcohol is sold in provinces across Canada

Last Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 9:27 am EST

Ontario announced Thursday it will allow beer to be sold in hundreds of grocery stores. Here’s how alcohol is sold in other Canadian provinces:

British Columbia: Beer, wine and spirits are sold in provincially-owned and private liquor stores. Craft beer can be purchased at the brewery.

Alberta: Beer, wine and spirits are sold in privately-owned liquor stores.

Saskatchewan: Beer, wine and spirits are sold at provincially-owned liquor stores, rural franchises licensed by the government, and in three privately-owned stores. Beer, wine and spirits are also available at various “off sales” attached to bars and restaurants.

Manitoba: There is a mix of government-run and private wine and beer stores. Hotels are allowed to sell beer as licensed vendors, similar to “off sales.”

Quebec: Beer and wine are sold in grocery stores and corner stores. Wine, spirits and select beer are sold in government-run outlets.

Nova Scotia: Beer, wine and spirits are sold at provincially-owned liquor-store outlets. Some beer, wine and spirits are available at some private stores.

New Brunswick: Beer, wine and spirits are sold in provincially-owned liquor store outlets. A limited selection of wines is available at some grocery stores.

Prince Edward Island: Beer, wine and spirits are sold at provincially-owned liquor store outlets and a number of licensed agency stores.

Newfoundland and Labrador: Beer is available in various convenience stores. Liquor and beer are sold at provincially-owned liquor store outlets. Wine is only sold at provincially-owned liquor store outlets.