About this Company
The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is one of two branches of government responsible for the beverage alcohol industry in BC.
The Liquor Distribution Act
gives the LDB the sole right to purchase beverage alcohol both within BC and from outside the province, in accordance with the federal Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act
As the sole buyer and re-seller of liquor in the province’s mixed public-private model, the LDB is one of the largest liquor purchasers in the world.
Every year, the LDB buys alcohol from more than 1,000 Canadian and international suppliers and manufacturers, supplying product to wholesale and retail customers across the province.
The LDB is proud to contribute more than $1 billion annually to the Province of BC, helping to provide financial support for vital public services such as health care and education.
The Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch
(LCRB), formerly known as Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, is the other branch of government responsible for the beverage alcohol industry. It regulates restaurants, bars, pubs, liquor retailers, manufacturers, and special events. LCRB supervises more than 10,000 licensed establishments and more than 25,000 licensed events per year in BC.