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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: March 18, 2020
|124 Grand Market||Edmonton||Thursdays: May 14 - October 8, 2020
Sundays: June 7 - September 27,2020
|Airdrie Farmers Market||Airdrie||
April 4. June 3,10,17,24, 2020. July 8,15,22,29, 2020.
August 5,12,19,26, 2020. September 2,9,16,23,30, 2020.
October 7, 2020.
|Airdrie Farmers Market Christmas Show||Airdrie||November 6, 7, 2020|
|Airdrie Farmers Market December Last Minute Basket||Airdrie||December 5, 2020.|
March 28, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 22, October 18,
December 5, 2020.
|Bountiful Farmers' Market||Edmonton||Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: January - December, 2020|
|Country Craft Fair||St. Albert||November 21-22, 2020|
|Drayton Valley Spring Night Market||Drayton Valley||March 14, 2020.|
|GP Stompede Arts & Culture Expo||County of Grande Prairie||May 29-31, 2020.|
|Granary Road Public Market||MD Foothills||
May 1-3, 8-10,15-18, 22-24, 29-31, 2020.
June 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 2020.
July 1-5, 8-10, 12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-31, 2020.
August 1-3, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30, 2020.
September 4-7, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 2020.
October 2-4, 9-12, 16-18, 23-25, 30-31, 2020.
November 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, 2020.
December 4-6, 11-13,18-20, 2020.
|Hello Local Market||Leduc||May 2, June 13, July 11, August 15, September 5, September 26, 2020.|
|Make It! Calgary's Handmade Spring Market||Calgary||April 3 - 5, 2020.|
|Make It! Edmonton's Handmade Holiday Market||Edmonton||November 26-29, 2020.|
|Make It! Edmonton's Handmade Spring Market||Edmonton||March 20-22, 2020.|
|Northernlink Ag, Home and Sportshow||Fairview||April 2-4, 2020.|
|NOSH Food Festival||Sherwood Park||September 12, 2020.|
|Signatures Butterdome Spring Craft Sale||Edmonton||May 1-3, 2020.|
|Signaturers Indie Handmade||St.Albert||April 3-5, 2020.|
|Signatures Our Best to You Red Deer Spring||Red Deer||April 17-19, 2020.|
|Spring Breeze Summer Tease Market||Ardrossan||April 11, 2020.|
|Spring Into Spring Market||Edmonton||March 28, 2020.|
|Spring Market Collective||Calgary||May 15-17, 2020.|
|Stettler Trade Show and Artisan Market||Stettler||April 17-19, 2020.|
|Triwood Markets||Triwood||May 9, June 26, September 1,8,15,20,22,29, December 5-6, 2020.|
|Vintage & Vines Country Market||Strathmore||October 16-17, 2020.|
|Wholly Handmade||Sherwood Park||March 14-15, May 23-24, 2020.|
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.