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6 Refreshing Beverages To Legally Drink In 6 Local Parks This Summer

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Soak up the summer season by spending some quality time in the great outdoors with a refreshing beverage in hand. You can now legally drink in several parks across Vancouver, North Vancouver, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam and Delta.

The pilot programs permit drinking in specific zones of parks between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. now through October.

Scroll below to find a list of the best parks to enjoy this temporary perk and a Molson beverage that will make the experience even more refreshing.

Where To Legally Drink in Metro Vancouver

Harbour Green Park, Vancouver

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Get your friends together at this serene waterfront park that seems to just float at the edge of Coal Harbour. Take in all the beautiful views of the city, Stanley Park and the North Shore while cracking open a cold can of Coors Seltzer. Its refreshing flavours of Lemon Lime, Grapefruit, Mango and Black Cherry will be sure to cool you off during the warm summer months.

You can feel good enjoying this new to Canada hard seltzer as well. For every 12 pack purchased, Coors Seltzer in partnership with Change the Course, will restore up to 1,000 litres of Canada’s water supply.

Pick it up for: $2.95 per can.

Stanley Park, Vancouver

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Enjoy a sun-drenched afternoon in Vancouver’s most iconic park that is surrounded by lush greenery. It’s the perfect place to have a picnic with your loved one or a group of friends, while sipping on a Cali style amber lager.

Granville Island Brewing’s all-new California Common will definitely add some flavour to your summer. The drink offers traditional toasty malt characteristics balanced with delicate citrus notes, perfect for your next summer hang.

Pick it up for: $2.99 per can.

Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver

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Flock to the popular Kits Beach to spend the day swimming, tanning and staying cool with a refreshing seltzer. For something bold, bright and unexpected, add Vizzy to your cooler. This new sugar-free hard seltzer with superfruit acerola cherry has officially launched in Canada and it’s unlike anything else you’ve tasted before.

It comes in four flavours that pack a punch, including Pineapple mango, Strawberry Kiwi, Blueberry Pomegranate and Black Cherry Lime. And just in time for the August sunshine, Vizzy had released new Lemonade Hard Seltzers – so get your hands on the new and refreshing Watermelon and Raspberry Lemonades! The crispy cans have light carbonation and just a hint of fruit flavour, perfect for daytime sips at the beach.

Pick it up for: $25.49 for a 12-pack

Waterfront Park, North Vancouver

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Kick back and relax at North Vancouver’s scenic Waterfront Park. It’s an idyllic spot to spend those long summer days while enjoying some delicious drinks. We recommend Belgian Moon’s honey daze. It’s a Belgian wheat beer that is super light and subtly sweet, which makes for some easy drinking on a hot day.

The beer is made with real Canadian honey, that brings out the candied elements of the brew that complement the palette seamlessly.

Pick it up for: $2.95 a can.

Westminster Pier Park, New Westminster

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Go for a walk along the iconic riverside boardwalk before settling down to enjoy a few drinks with your best buddies. Arizona Hard is our drink of choice for this park, as it’s a refreshing and easy-to-drink beverage that the younger you will fondly remember. It’s a fresh take on an old classic, giving you the same great taste you remember, with 5% alcohol.

There are two new alcoholic flavours to enjoy this summer: Lemon Iced Tea and Peach Iced Tea. Or you can keep it simple, and go with the classic signature Green Tea. All of them are perfect summer sippers that will keep you cool while sitting under the sun.

Pick it up for: $3.49 per 473ml can, $12.79 for a 6-pack or try the 12-can Variety Pack that features each of the new flavours!

Castle Park, Port Coquitlam

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Head over to this park to take advantage of its wide open spaces and sweeping views of the Fraser River and Port Mann Bridge. While enjoying the warm weather, sip on a can of Coors Slice.

Coors recently unveiled a new and invigorating grapefruit flavour, with a subtle, not too sweet taste that offers the perfect balance of citrus grapefruit combined with the refreshing taste of Coors. They also have a lime flavour, which is another popular choice to sip on under some afternoon rays.

Pick it up for: $2.95 a can.


This pilot project proves that Vancouver really can be a fun city and you should make it a point to responsibily try day drinking at one or all of these spots before summer comes to an end.


For more local adventures and BC explorations, check out our Travel & Outdoors section.


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