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Head Office

1620 - 1130 West Pender Street,
Vancouver, BC V6E 4A4

Get in touch: 604-669-2928

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Food & Liquor Licensing

Rising Tide Consultants (RTC) is a British Columbia based, full service licensing consulting firm. We provide expert advice and guidance on licensing issues, and assist businesses applying for a licenses or making changes to existing licenses throughout Canada.


The process of liquor licensing can be lengthy and confusing. Rising Tide Consultants helps you minimize risks and plan the right strategic steps for you to complete liquor license applications properly. 

Audit & Advisory Services

We offer audit services in the following categories:

  • Liquor License Application

  • Compliance & Enforcement

  • Operations, Policy & Procedures 

License Compliance & Conflict Resolution

We work in partnership with professional legal counsel to assist you with your liquor branch's hearing process.

Beverage Service Program

We are pleased to further expand our services to the liquor/hospitality industry to now include:


  • Creation and Maintenance of Custom Wine & Beverage Lists

  • Tailor-Made Wine and Food Pairing Lists

  • Creating Pop-Up and Co-Lab Events

  • Licensed Establishment Operations and Training Systems

  • Product Ordering, Delivery and Inventory

  • Custom In-House Seminars and Training

Special Event Permits

Rising Tide Consultants will expedite your special event permit and assist with the preparation for responsible service of alcohol at an event, festival or special occasion. Our services increase the chances of a successful special event permit application. We also undertake temporary changes to existing liquor licenses and ensure compliance with regulations and policy for large festivals and events.

Policies & Procedures

The penalty for serving liquor to a minor in any licensed establishment can mean an automatic fine. A subsequent penalty may be a lengthy suspension of your liquor license. Rising Tide’s custom designed Policy & Procedures Manual protects your staff, managers and license. It is personalized to deal with all aspects of owning and operating a licensed establishment in your province.

Buy & Sell Licenses

Licenses are a valuable asset. Rising Tide helps you with the sale or purchase of an existing retail liquor store license or liquor primary license. We will work with you on a discreet and confidential basis with our network of buyers or sellers.

We will also work with the transition of ownership of a liquor license.


Speaker / Facilitator

With over 30 years licensing experience, Bert Hick is widely respected throughout Canada's hospitality industry and at all levels of local and provincial government. His accumulated knowledge of regulations, policies and newly introduced reforms to licensing has made him a popular and sought after speaker.