We bring the right people together to challenge established thinking and drive transformation.


We address the complex issues around liquor licensing and provide expert guidance tailored to your individual business requirements.


Rising Tide Consultants (RTC) is Canada’s leading boutique license consulting firm. With over 30 years of consulting experience this enables us to provide a reliable team of professionals who understand both local and provincial licensing regulations and policies.


We’ll help you understand the issues and provide consulting services to guide your application through the regulatory process.


Along with the legalization of non-medical cannabis, and now edibles, the various levels of government have created regulations, policies and bylaws that control recreational licensing in Canada.

Are you looking for professional advice for your business or your industry?


Why choose us?

Our team has longstanding relationships with key government agencies and regulatory officials at all levels of government. Our extensive consulting experience and knowledge of regulations and policy reform, enables us to provide a team of reliable professionals who understand licensing regulations and policies on a municipal, provincial and national platform.

Let the numbers speak!

With enough data, the numbers speak for themselves.


Year Established
for licensing in British Columbia


Expanded services
across Canada


Commenced consulting in cannabis licensing

Join The Rising Tide Network!

Rising Tide has partnered with Matthew R. Greenwood of RE/MAX Commercial Advantage to offer real estate brokerage services to our clients who are looking to buy and sell liquor or cannabis retail locations as well as licenses. Through this partnership, we have become your "one-stop-shop" for any selling or acquisition of property you are considering.


RTC will continue to be involved in your transaction from a licensing perspective, ensuring that you achieve a successful sale and Matthew R. Greenwood will deliver the highest price for your asset through marketing on all available platforms. Your asset will be exposed to the Rising Tide network but can also be open to the general public as well. If confidentiality is top of mind, we will market your asset with a confidential address and once the interested party executes a Non-Disclosure Agreement, we can provide more details.


RE/MAX Commercial Advantage
501-889 W. Pender St,
Vancouver, BC V6C 3B2


client reviews

Michael Doyle ( President of the Top Table Restaurant Group and Executive Vice President and General Manager of Rogers Arena, Canucks Sports & Entertainment )

"Rising Tide Consultants has managed our Liquor Licensing work for years. Our experiences with Bert and his team have been very positive and I would highly recommend them."

Diamond Karim ( Coal Harbour Liquor Store )

"Rising Tide Consultants has the insight and experience to manage all our licensing requirements in a timely, professional way. They are pro-active and very prompt."

Fairmont Chateau Whistler ( General Manager )

"Over the past two years the Fairmont Chateau Whistler has needed to deal with some unique and somewhat difficult licensing challenges. Rising Tide has been an invaluable resource to us in this regard. They have managed to find creative solutions that have worked for all concerned and we could not be more happy with their services. They are a professional and highly responsive group of experts."

Salim Sayani ( CEO at Executive Group )

“We have worked with Rising Tide on many projects and they are the best! They are truly experts in the industry and have a clear understanding of any issue that may arise in our application. They are professional and efficient, and we will continue to work with them in future.” 

Kari Koskela ( VP Operations at PARC Retirement Living )

“Rising Tide Consultants assisted us with our liquor licence application in a professional and detailed manner. They made the entire process easy. We will definitely use their services again in the future.” 

Brian Riedlinger ( owner of the Sailor Hagar's Brewpub and Liquor Store. )

“I am very happy with the work that Rising Tide did for our new Cannabis Company. They helped us in acquiring a license for both the Provincial and Municipal levels of Government. I would recommend their services for anyone facing challenges in the Liquor or Cannabis Industry.”

Brian Orrange ( Co-owner of Patina Brewing Co./Owner of Orrange Kitchen + Bar )

“The expert team at Rising Tide has been invaluable in what can be the difficult task of dealing with the liquor board. Rising Tide was instrumental in helping our team at Patina Brewing Co. obtain both our Manufacturing Licence and Food Primary Licence. I could not imagine navigating this maze without them."