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@aglc.ca. Give AGLC at least four weeks to approve your request before you plan to start selling.

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@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: August 14, 2018

124 Grand Market Edmonton
Airport Community Farmers' Market Edmonton
Alberta Beach Alberta Beach
All Things Pretty Red Deer
Art Market Calgary
Beantrees Artisan Market Cold Lake
Beaumont Night Market Beaumont
Butterdome Craft Sale Edmonton
Butterdome Spring Craft Sale Edmonton
Christmas in Markerville Markerville
Edmonton Made Edmonton
Etsy Made in Canada Edmonton
Fall Into Christmas Lethbridge
Fall Into Christmas Medicine Hat
Festival of Crafts Calgary
Festival of Crafts Edmonton
F'Laura n' Company Greenhouse Vermilion
Flannel & Feast Festival Sylvan Lake
Gifted Market by Edmonton Made Edmonton
Indie Handmade St. Albert
Indie Handmade Spring St. Albert
Just a Little Night Market Edmonton
Made in Alberta Edmonton
Make It Show Edmonton
Make It Craft Show Calgary
Make It Spring Artisanal Market Calgary
MOSAIC Fort McMurray
On the Spot Pop Up Edmonton
Our Best to You Art & Craft Sale Red Deer
Our Best to You Spring Red Deer
Rich Valley Ag Society Gunn
Spirit River Agricultural Society Christmas Craft Show Spirit River
St. Albert Seniors Association Holiday Market St. Albert
Strathearn Artwalk Edmonton
Touch of Talent Craft Show Sherwood Park
U of A Students' Union Edmonton
Vintage & Vines Country Market Strathmore
Webster Hall Annual Christmas Craft Show Sexsmith
Wholly Handmade Sherwood Park

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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