Yukon Liquor Corporation

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Liquor Licences


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How to apply

Contact our Licensing & Inspections branch for assistance – we are glad to work with you as far in advance as possible!

Complete the Application for Liquor Licence Package [450KB ] and submit it along with the required forms. YLC staff will work with you to finalize your application and required public advertising.  Your application will be considered by the Yukon Liquor Board.


Types of licences

Food primary licence

  • primary purpose of the business is serving food to customers for consumption on the premises
  • liquor cannot be sold unless the premises are open for service of a variety selection of food items, including both appetizers and main courses or the equivalent.
  • maximum hours of operation:  9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • minors (under 19) are allowed as customers and as staff
  • The Yukon Liquor Board considers the following criteria in determining whether a business is food-primary or liquor-primary:
    1. the kitchen equipment provided on the premises;
    2. the furnishing and lighting of the premises;
    3. the menu;
    4. the type and hours of entertainment and games offered on the premises;
    5. the advertising that has been done or is proposed in respect of the premises;
    6. the hours of operation of the premises;
    7. the financial records of the premises;
    8. the ratio of receipts from food sales to receipts from liquor sales in the premises;
    9. any other relevant consideration that may assist in the determination.


 

Liquor primary licence

  • primary purpose of the business is serving liquor to customers for consumption on the premises
  • maximum hours of operation:  14 continuous hours between 9 a.m. and 2 a.m.
  • minors (under 19) are not allowed as customers or as staff; they are allowed to enter the premises for limited work purposes (e.g. deliver food, perform as entertainer)
  • food must be available to your customers
  • The Yukon Liquor Board considers the following criteria in determining whether a business is food primary or liquor primary:
    1. the kitchen equipment provided on the premises;
    2. the furnishing and lighting of the premises;
    3. the menu;
    4. the type and hours of entertainment and games offered on the premises;
    5. the advertising that has been done or is proposed in respect of the premises;
    6. the hours of operation of the premises;
    7. the financial records of the premises;
    8. the ratio of receipts from food sales to receipts from liquor sales in the premises;
    9. any other relevant consideration that may assist in the determination.


 

Dual licensing

  • allows a food primary premise to convert into a liquor primary premises later in the day
  • a separate licence is required for each type of licence


 

Canteen – beer

  • allows the sale of beer by
    1. an officer commanding a unit of the Canadian Forces (active or reserve) in Yukon;
    2. a mining, construction, or other corporation; or
    3. a department of the Government of Canada or the Government of the Yukon


 

Club licence

  • allows liquor to be sold to club members and their registered guests
  • maximum hours of operation:  14 continous hours ending not later than 2:00 a.m.
  • a Club licence can be for all kinds of liquor, or beer & wine only


 

Liquor Manufacturer licence

  • allows beer, wine, or spirits (including liqueurs) to be manufactured
  • a separate licence is required for each category of liquor product manufactured
  • for more details, see Liquor Manufacturing


 

Liquor Manufacturer Retail licence

  • allows beer, wine, or spirits (including liqueurs) manufactured by the licensee to be sold to the public
  • a separate licence is required for each category of liquor product manufactured
  • for more details, see Liquor Manufacturing


 

Mess – liquor

  • allows liquor to be sold by a unit of the Canadian Forces (active or reserve)


 

Off-premises licence

  • allows liquor to be sold to the public for consumption off-premises
  • an off-premises licence is always attached to another underlying licence (e.g. liquor primary)


 

Recreation Facility licence

  • allows liquor to be sold to members and their guests participating in recreational activities


 

Room Service licence

  • allows liquor to be sold to bona fide guest(s) in their room during the hours approved by the Yukon Liquor Board


 

RV Park licence

  • allows beer or wine to be sold to bona fide overnight guest(s)
  • may only be issued if the primary purpose of the business is the operation of a RV park


 

Special licence

  • A special licence can be granted by the Board when the business activity does not fall into any of the other categories.
  • Examples include banquet rooms and wilderness lodges.
  • See Board Policy Manual [87KB ] for more information.


 

Sports Stadium

  • allows beer and cider to be sold by a non-profit organization operating a sports stadium


 

Train, Ship or Aircraft

  • allows liquor to be sold on a train, ship, or aircraft while transporting of passengers from one point to another.