Distribute your products

Sell in Alberta

Before you can sell or serve your products, you and your staff must be certified with ProServe Liquor Staff Training.

There are many ways that you can distribute your products:

For details about what to consider when choosing a distribution strategy, see How to sell

For details about how liquor is distributed in Alberta, see Warehouse and distribution

Selling online

You can ship your products in Alberta with:

  • a common carrier such as UPS or FedEx
  • a delivery service that has a Class D delivery licence

Regardless, you cannot sell liquor to a minor. It is your responsibility to ensure that the person receiving liquor products from an online sale is at least 18 years old.

Selling at markets

If you have a Class D licence with a market extension, you can sell your products at the following sites:

  • Approved Farmers' markets, as approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Approved Artisan markets, as approved by AGLC

A list of approved artisan markets can be found below.

Class D market extension

To sell at markets, you must get an extension on your Class D licence. This extension is granted for each specific market for the duration of that market.

To ask for this extension, email a list of the approved markets you would like to sell at to inspections.mailbox@aglc.ca. It can take at least four weeks to approve your request.

Artisan markets

Below is a current list of artisan markets that are approved by AGLC.

If you want to sell at an artisan market that isn't listed below, email inspections.mailbox@aglc.ca with the market details. AGLC will determine if the market meets the criteria to be approved, as listed in Section 3.9.3 of the Liquor Licensee Handbook.

Last updated: November 5, 2019

124 Grand Market Artisan Pop-up Winter Market Edmonton
2019 Devon Business Expo Devon
3rd Annual Christmas Market at The Farm Foothills
Airdrie Farmers' Market Airdrie
Alt After Dark Artisan Market Edmonton
Art Market Art & Craft Sale Calgary
Athabasca University Christmas Artisan and Gift Show 2019 Athabasca
Banff Christmas Market Banff
Barrhead Artisan Christmas Market Barrhead
Beantrees Artisan Market Cold Lake
Beaumont Night Market Beaumont
Bountiful Farmers' Market Edmonton
Canadian Tire Leduc Festival of Trees (Put on by The Boys and Girls Club of Leduc) Leduc
Christmas in Markerville Markerville
DV Night Market Drayton Valley
Granary Road Active Learning Park & Public Market MD Foothills
Make It! Calgary's Handmade Holiday Market Calgary
Make It! Edmonton's Handmade Market Edmonton
Market Collective Calgary
Pets and More Christmas Expo Medicine Hat
Royal Bison Art and Craft Fair Edmonton
Signatures Butterdome Craft Sale Edmonton
Signatures Fall Into Christmas Lethbridge Lethbridge
Signatures Festival of Crafts Calgary
Signatures Glow Edmonton
Signatures Indie Handmade St. Albert
Signatures Our Best To You Red Deer Red Deer
Spirit River and District Ag Society Christmas Craft Show Spirit River
St. Albert Place Visual Arts Council St. Albert
Webster Community Hall Christmas Craft Show Sexsmith
Wholly Handmade Sherwood Park
Willow Tree Market Edmonton

Sell outside of Alberta

You can export your liquor products outside of Alberta and even outside of Canada. Before you do so, you must contact the jurisdiction where you want to sell your product and follow their policies.

If you export your liquor products outside of Alberta, you must record this in your monthly inventory report to AGLC. When preparing your report, you include all liquor products you shipped outside of Alberta under the “Sent out of province” heading.

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