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: September 20, 2019

124 Grand Market Edmonton
Airdrie Farmers' Market Airdrie
All Things Pretty Market Red Deer
Alt After Dark Artisan Market Edmonton
Art Market Art & Craft Sale Calgary
Banff Christmas Market Banff
Banff Mountain Market Banff
Baseline Farmers' Market Sherwood Park
Beantrees Artisan Market Cold Lake
Beaumont Night Market Beaumont
Bountiful Farmers' Market Edmonton
Etsy Made In Canada Market Edmonton
Farmstand & Makers Market-Masters Tournament Spruce Meadows / Calgary
Just a Little Night Market Edmonton
Made in Alberta Awards Market & Showcase Calgary
Made in Alberta Awards Market & Showcase Edmonton
Make It! Calgary's Handmade Holiday Market Calgary
Make It! Edmonton's Handmade Market Edmonton
Market Collective Calgary
Open Streets Edmonton
Pets and More Christmas Expo Medicine Hat
Signatures Butterdome Craft Sale Edmonton
Signatures Fall Into Christmas Lethbridge Lethbridge
Signatures Fall Into Christmas Medicine Hat Medicine Hat
Signatures Festival of Crafts Calgary
Signatures Glow Edmonton
Signatures Indie Handmade St. Albert
Signatures Mosaic Handmade Market Fort McMurray
Signatures Our Best To You Red Deer Red Deer
Signatures Touch of Talent Sherwood Park
South Common Farmers' Market Edmonton
St. Albert Place Visual Arts Council St. Albert
Strathearn Art walk Edmonton
Touch of Talent Craft Show Sherwood Park
Webster Hall Annual 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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