How to order liquor online to deliver to Vancouver BC?
August 5, 2014 2:45 AM   Subscribe

Is it possible for me in Australia to order a bottle of vodka online to be delivered to someone in Vancouver?

I want to buy a friend a bottle of vodka as a present and have it delivered to them in Vancouver BC. I'm having a hard time finding a site that will let me do this, and articles from 2010 seem to say that you can't order alcohol online in Canada - I can't figure out if this has changed. Is this actually possible for me to do, or do I need to come up with a different present?
posted by fever-trees to Shopping (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Pretty sure you can order wine, not sure about vodka?
posted by juv3nal at 3:40 AM on August 5, 2014

BC doesn't generally permit the sale of liquor over the internet. However, it is possible to arrange the direct delivery of liquor by a Dial-a-Bottle service in Vancouver. You'd tell them what you wanted, they'd go buy it, and you'd pay full retail for the bottle, plus a delivery fee.

I am not 100% certain that they will allow you to order liquor for someone else in this manner. It is important to note that your recipient would have to be home and prepared to show appropriate ID in order to receive the delivery, so it's not something you could arrange as a surprise.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:32 AM on August 5, 2014

Any chance you have two friends in Vancouver? You could enlist the other friend to buy and deliver for you?
posted by Beti at 9:43 AM on August 5, 2014

Any special kind of vodka you have it mind? Or something that's available locally in Vancouver?
posted by PercussivePaul at 11:32 AM on August 5, 2014

Best answer: Legacy Liquor Store has a delivery program that might be what you're looking for.
posted by burntflowers at 11:50 AM on August 5, 2014

Response by poster: Thanks burntflowers, Legacy Liquor Store is perfect. However as jacquilynne noted, the recipient has to be home to accept delivery and show two forms of ID, so it's impossible to do as a surprise. Australia's laws about buying alcohol online are so relaxed in comparison!
posted by fever-trees at 5:11 PM on August 5, 2014

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