As of May 23, The Government of Saskatchewan will allow municipalities and park authorities in the province to designate outdoor public places, such as parks, to allow public alcohol consumption by individuals of legal drinking age.
"Municipalities and park authorities know what works in their communities and these changes will give them the flexibility to make their own decisions about allowing public alcohol consumption in parks and outdoor spaces," Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Lori Carr said. "Our government will continue to look at ways to modernize Saskatchewan's liquor laws while balancing the responsible use of alcohol."
Municipalities that choose to designate an outdoor public space for alcohol consumption will need to pass a bylaw and notify the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority. Provincial rules around liquor consumption will continue to apply in designated spaces.