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May Long Weekend Liquor Ban in Some Alberta Campgrounds
May Long Weekend Liquor Ban in Some Alberta Campgrounds

May Long weekend 2016 Liquor Bans

(UPDATED March 18, 2016: to reflect 2016 dates and locations)

Once again this year the provincial government will be implementing liquor bans in some Alberta campgrounds this May long weekend. In recent years Alberta has used the liquor bans to counter what has become one of the rowdiest weekends in Alberta campgrounds.

Of course, they will likely extend these bans to other weekends throughout the year, but thus far haven’t announced anything.


The liquor bans, which begin on Thursday May 19th at 12:00 pm (noon) and run until Monday May 23th, 2015 at 6:00pm, applies to 8 Provincial Parks and includes all campgrounds and group use areas within them. The ban prohibits the possession as well as the consumption of liquor (alcoholic beverages).

The eight provincial parks are:

Aspen Beach
Cypress Hills
Dillberry Lake
Garner Lake
Jarvis Bay
Miquelon Lake
Pigeon Lake
Wabamun Lake

Unofficial polls we held the last few years were split 50/50 in favour and opposed to the liquor bans. Leave a comment below to voice your opinion and be sure to Like our Facebook page to keep up to date with any changes that may happen between now and then.