LIQUOR.

LIQUOR IN NUNAVUT

In Nunavut, each of our 25 communities can choose whether to allow, restrict or prohibit liquor in their municipality. Community members make this choice by voting in plebiscites.

The NULC supports this system of local control by respecting each community’s choice. The Commission will not ship liquor to prohibited communities, and will only ship liquor to individuals in restricted communities if they meet their local requirements, which usually involve having a local Alcohol Education Committee approve individual orders.

Liquor rules differ across communities. It is your responsibility to understand and follow each community’s rules, especially when travelling between communities.


FAQ’S

NUNAVUT COMMUNITIES BY CHOSEN LIQUOR SYSTEMS

Unrestricted

  • Baker Lake
  • Cambridge Bay
  • Grise Fiord
  • Iqaluit
  • Kugluktuk
  • Rankin Inlet
  • Taloyoak

Restricted

  • Arctic Bay
  • Cape Dorset
  • Chesterfield Inlet
  • Clyde River
  • Hall Beach
  • Igloolik
  • Kimmirut
  • Naujaat
  • Pond Inlet
  • Qikiqtarjuaq
  • Resolute Bay
  • Whale Cove

Prohibited

  • Arviat
  • Coral Harbour
  • Gjoa Haven
  • Kugaaruk
  • Pangnirtung
  • Sanikiluaq

IMPORTING LIQUOR TO NUNAVUT (Importing liquor following local laws)

LIQUOR IMPORT PERMITS

Adults who wish to import liquor into Nunavut can purchase an import permit. These permits allow you to bring in alcohol from other Canadian jurisdictions, and are useful when:

Keep in mind that in order to purchase a permit you must:
  • BE 19 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
  • SHOW AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT-ISSUED ID
  • YOU ARE STILL BOUND TO FOLLOW LOCAL COMMUNITY-SPECIFIC LAWS

HOW TO APPLY FOR A PERMIT

IN PERSON AT:

Iqaluit Beer and Wine Store
  • Phone: 867-975-6869
  • Fax: 867-979-5836
  • Monday: 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Tuesday - Friday: 9:00am to 11:00am

Rankin Inlet - Siniktarvik Building
  • Phone: 867-645-8486
  • Fax: 867-645-8487
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cambridge Bay - Department of Finance (Helen Maksagak Centre)
  • Phone: 867-983-4048
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10:00am to noon

Hamlet of Kugluktuk

PHONE OR EMAIL:

PHONE: 1-855-844-5488
EMAIL: info@nulc.ca

IMPORT PERMIT FEES

ALCOHOL TYPE FEE PER LITRE
BEER $0.56
COOLERS OR CIDER $0.59
SPIRITS $3.75
WINE $2.00

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