We bring key industry people together to challenge established thinking and drive transformation.
With over 30 years of liquor license consulting experience we're enabled to provide a reliable team of professionals who understand both local and provincial licensing regulations and policies.
We address the complex issues around applying for a liquor license and provide expert guidance tailored to your individual business.
With the legalization of non-medical cannabis, and now edibles, the various levels of government have created regulation and policies to control recreational cannabis licensing in Canada.
We’ll help you understand the cannabis application process and provide consulting services to guide your application through the regulatory process
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 liquor and cannabis licensing regulations and policies on a municipal, provincial and national platform.
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Rising Tide Established
for liquor license advice in British Columbia
Our Services Expanded
to Liquor establishments across Canada
Began consulting for cannabis license applications
Join The Rising Tide Network!
Rising Tide has partnered with Commercial Realtor, 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 retail 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.
Matthew R. Greenwood will deliver the best price for your asset through marketing on all available platforms. Rising Tide will continue to be involved in your transaction from a licensing perspective, ensuring you achieve a successful sale. Your asset will be exposed to the Rising Tide network but can also be open to the public as well.
RE/MAX Commercial Advantage
501-889 W. Pender St,
Vancouver, BC V6C 3B2
— 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."
For over 30 years, liquor licensing expert Bert Hick has been at the forefront of business development and regulation compliance. Now, the Rising Tide Consultants founder brings that wealth of industry knowledge and connections to the table, starting a new and exciting journey, tackling the plays and takeaways of liquor and cannabis today On his new podcast, License to Chill,. Read More