"Legal drinking age" is a term commonly used to refer to the age at which:
A person can legally purchase, possess, supply and consume alcohol; and
Alcohol can legally be supplied to or purchased for a person.
In Canada, there is no federally defined legal drinking age — each province and territory sets its own limits. The legal age for purchasing, possessing, consuming and supplying alcohol is 18 in Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec, and 19 in all other provinces and territories.
|Newfoundland and Labrador ||19|
|Northwest Territories ||19|
|Nova Scotia ||19|
|Prince Edward Island ||19|
Solomon, R. (1999). Alcohol and drug law. In E. Single, M. Van Truong, E. Adlaf & A. Ialomiteanu (Eds.),
Canadian profile : Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (pp. 295-315). Ottawa, ON: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Nunavut Liquor Act
Drink responsibly. View
Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines.