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:
- through the AGLC-authorized warehouse, Connect Logistics Services (CLS)
- directly from your manufacturing facility
- through your website
- through approved farmers' markets and Artisan markets (if you also have a Class D licence with an appropriate market extension)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. It can take at least four weeks to approve your request.
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 email@example.com 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|
|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 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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