Canadian Provincial Liquor Cards

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Liquor control agencies in some Canadian provinces have produced Age of Majority ID cards to facilitate the purchase of alcohol by Canadian adults. Only one still produces these cards, although their acceptability is limited and their purpose has been mostly supplanted by other forms of ID, such as Provincial photo cards for non drivers.


For many years Ontario provided an Age of Majority Card which provided proof that the Ontarian had reached the legal age to purchase alcohol. In the 1990s this card was replaced by the BYID Card (short for Bring Your ID) issued by the LCBO. As of 2012 this card is still being issued, but its widespread use is limited so that many holders report difficulty using it as an identification document. The card is issued only to Ontario residents between the ages of 19 and 35 [1]

New Brunswick[edit]

New Brunswick is known to have issued an Age of Majority Card to individuals over the age of 19 [2]

Nova Scotia[edit]

The Nova Scotia Liquor Commission previously issued photo ID cards to persons over the age of 19. These cards were issued between 1974 and 1994 when they were replaced by the Nova Scotia Photo Identification Card. [3]


Manitoba previously issued Liquor Control Photo-Identification Cards [4]


The Yukon Territory produced Yukon Liquor ID cards. These cards have been discontinued, and existing cards became invalid in November 2011.[5]