Example of Sign Permitting Alcohol At A Picnic SiteBeginning May 28, 2021, responsible alcohol consumption will be permitted at 47 picnic sites across 7 parks in the river valley as a pilot project that will run until October 11, 2021. Park sites include both bookable and “first-come, first-served” sites. View the map of sites where alcohol consumption is permitted below on this page. 

Adults may consume alcohol safety and responsibly from 11am to 9pm daily at designated picnic sites with posted signage permitting consumption.   

Alcohol consumption is still not permitted at picnic sites in those parks that are not part of the pilot project. The only exception is for activities that have a festival and event licence.

Our city’s parks and river valley are extremely valuable to each and every Edmontonian. Please respect the peace of others around you, ensure you leave the site in good condition and drink responsibly. Please follow all regulations set out in the Province’s Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act and the City of Edmonton’s bylaws (Parkland Bylaw 2202, Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw 13145 and Public Places Bylaw 14614).

To submit feedback on this pilot, please complete the online survey.