You can actually get a big fine from today if you consume alcohol in parks or on beaches.
Currently, drinking in public is prohibited in all provinces. In most cases, bylaw officers will likely confiscate your booze. But, from now on you could get fined $2000 . Fines vary from province to province, but they can be quite hefty in certain cities.
If you get caught with open alcohol in provinces like : Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and New Brunswick, you could face a fine of up to $2000 and a whopping $2300 in Vancouver.
Truth be told, most people who wish to consume alcohol in public are going to get a very big fine starting today . Canadian Mayor John Tory commented on this to reporters recently, “I know from being in the parks now that it’s quite a widespread practice of people having a glass of wine, but from now that will be impossible,” he said.
In Vancouver, city officials are proposing to sell beer and wine through concession stands at two beaches next summer. The pilot project would permit people to enjoy alcohol responsibly, although bringing your own alcohol to parks and beaches would still be illegal.