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Types of liquor licences

Identify what type of liquor licence you need for your application. Contact our Licensing & Inspections branch for assistance – we are glad to work with you as far in advance as possible!

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Food primary licence

• Food must be prepared and served on the premises.

• Food and a food menu may be available to your customers.

• Liquor can't be served unless you are open for foodservice and offer a varied selection of food items, including both appetizers and main courses, or equivalent.

• Maximum hours of operation must be between 9 a.m. and 2 a.m.

• Minors (under 19) are allowed as customers and may be employed as staff if a parental consent form is completed.

• An additional annual fee for the licence depends on the type of liquor being sold and seating capacity. This ranges from $110 to $630.


Liquor primary licence

• The primary purpose of the business is serving liquor to customers for consumption on the premises.

• Maximum hours of operation are 14 continuous hours between 9 a.m. and 2 a.m.

• Minors (under 19) are not allowed as customers or staff. Minors are allowed to enter the premises for limited work purposes like delivering food or performing as an entertainer.

• Food must be available to your customers.

• An additional annual fee for the licence depends on seating capacity but ranges from $400 to $600.


Dual food and liquor primary licence

• Allows a food primary premises 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:

• An officer commanding a unit of the Canadian Forces, active or reserve, in Yukon;

• A mining, construction, or other corporation; or

• A department of the Government of Canada or the Government of the Yukon.

• There is an additional annual fee of $40 for this licence.


Club

• Allows liquor to be sold to club members and their registered guests.

• Maximum hours of operation: 14 continuous hours ending before 2 a.m.

• A Club licence can be for all kinds of liquor, or beer and wine only.

• An additional annual fee for the licence depends on the seating capacity but ranges from $320 to $530.


Liquor manufacturer

• Allows beer, wine or spirits including liqueurs to be manufactured.

• A separate licence is required for each category of liquor product manufactured.

• An additional annual fee of $200 for the licence.

• See Liquor Manufacturing for more details.


Liquor manufacturer retail

• 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.

• An additional annual fee of $150.

• See Liquor Manufacturing Licence for more details.


Mess – liquor

• Allows liquor to be sold by a unit of the Canadian Forces, active or reserve.


Off-premises or 'off-sales'

• Allows liquor to be sold to the public for consumption off-premises.

• An off-premises licence is always attached to another underlying licence. For example, liquor primary or food primary.

• An additional annual fee of $150 for the licence.


Recreation facility

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

• An additional annual fee for the licence depends on the maximum occupant capacity and ranges from $320 to $530.


Room service

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

• An additional annual fee of $15 for the licence.


RV park

• 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 an RV park.

• An additional annual fee of $150 for the licence.


Special

• A special licence can be granted by the board when the business activity does not fall into any of the other licence categories. Examples include banquet rooms,wilderness lodges, spas, salons, and esthetic studios.

• See the Yukon Liquor Board policy manual (PDF) for more information.

• An additional annual fee for the licence depends on the maximum occupant capacity but ranges from $320 to $530.


Sports stadium

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

• An additional annual fee of $450 for the licence.


Train, ship or aircraft

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

• An additional annual fee of $150 for the licence.


If you planning to sell liquor at special events such as charitable fund-raisers and community festivals please read how to apply for a special occasion permit.

If you are planning on serving, but not selling liquor at an event other than at a licensed premise read about how to apply for a reception permit.