Alcohol Banned at Alberta Parks for ‘Long Weekend’
May long weekend campers heading out to nine provincial parks in Alberta will be subject to a liquor ban.
The temporary bans will be in place from noon on Thursday, May 19 until 6 p.m. on Monday, May 23, the Toronto Globe reported.
Sites that fall under the temporary ban include:
- Aspen Beach Provincial Park
- Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
- Dillberry Lake Provincial Park
- Garner Lake Provincial Park
- Jarvis Bay Provincial Park
- Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
- Pigeon Lake Provincial Park
- Wabamun Lake Provincial Park
- Whitney Lakes Provincial Park
“Most campers, who enjoy a glass of wine with their meal or a beer around the campfire, do so without disturbing their neighbors. However, at these select sites, temporary liquor bans have proven to be the safest, most effective tool in preventing inappropriate, liquor-related enforcement occurrences during the Victoria Day long weekend,” said Tourism, Parks and Recreation Minister Cindy Ady.
“Our goal is to ensure provincial parks are safe and enjoyable places for all of our visitors,” said Ady.
The province has implemented liquor bans at provincial parks on long weekends since 2004.