Alcohol Banned at Alberta Parks for ‘Long Weekend’

May 9, 2011 by   - () 2 Comments

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.


2 Responses to “Alcohol Banned at Alberta Parks for ‘Long Weekend’”

  1. Sylvie Lien on May 24th, 2011 12:09 am

    Just a correction on the above article, these are all Alberta provincial parks, not Ontario. If you look at all the links quoted at the bottom of the article, you’ll see that they all refer to Alberta parks not Ontario. The alcohol ban on the Ontario Provincial Parks is affecting 38 parks this year. We just spent the long weekend at the Darlington Provincial Park just east of Toronto, Ontario, where they had an alcohol ban all weekend.

  2. Steve Bibler on May 24th, 2011 4:02 am

    Thanks for the correction.