After years of provincial campgrounds being dry on the May long weekend, the government has reversed policy and the liquor ban is lifted.
“We know Manitobans love to get out and enjoy the great outdoors whenever possible, so we want to make this change and allow adults the opportunity to responsibly enjoy their experience at our provincial parks,” Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires said.
Although the ban has been lifted the province says that they will still have some sites in provincial campgrounds designated as alcohol-free. In Birds Hill and Grand Beach provincial park camping bays have been set aside as liquor-free family-friendly areas.
The liquor ban was put in place on the May long weekend in 1995 after a number of incidents that were directly related to alcohol consumption.
The province says that the lifting of the ban comes after a significant drop in alcohol-related offences since the ban was first implemented.
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