Yes, it is illegal to drink on an inflatable
While sipping a beverage of choice while taking a lazy-river meander on an inflatable raft or tube during a sunny, summer afternoon may be a preferred activity for some, residents may want to be aware that consuming alcohol on a floatie of any kind is technically illegal.
“Yes, they are a human-powered vessel,” Const. Tim Negus of the Haliburton Highlands OPP told the paper regarding floating rafts, inner tubes, etc., and yes, consuming a beer while floating on one while out in a lake or river is against the law.
“The provisions under the Liquor License Act would apply,” Negus explains, adding section 31 (2) – having open alcohol/consuming alcohol in other than a licensed premise, residence or private place – carries a fine of $125.
“Yes, police do lay charges for these offences,” he adds.