Liquor Imports

A person can legally bring the following amounts of liquor into the Northwest Territories (NWT) on their person without paying an importation fee:

  • 9L of wine (or 12 standard bottles)
  • 3L of spirits (or 4 standard bottles)
  • 24.6L of beer, cider, or coolers (about 70 standard bottles)

People who wish to bring amounts in excess of these limits into the NWT on their person must complete an Application for a Liquor Importation Certificate and pay an associated fee.

Completed forms can be submitted to:

Phone: (867) 874-8700
Fax: (867) 874-8720

Mail/Drop off:
NWT Liquor Commission
201 - 31 Capital Drive
Hay River, NT  X0E 1G2