We know BC’s craft beer culture is pretty damn strong, but it just got even stronger with the addition of eight new beer-oriented adventures in the BC Ale Trail index.
- There is a brew crawl you can take in Vancouver by seaplane
- This unique craft beer 12-pack lets you drink your way across Canada
- Meet the Brewmaster: Strathcona Brewing's Michael Nazarec
- Drink hyperlocal: Sausage hot spot Bestie debuts "2km Beer List"
There are now 15 different self-guided Ale Trails you can tackle in BC.
New additions include routes in the Fraser Valley, Kelowna, Penticton, New West/Delta/Surrey, the North Shore, Squamish, and the Cowichan/Nanaimo/Parksville area.
These new paths shine the spotlight on breweries like Howe Sound Brewing in Squamish, the Cannery Brewing Company in Penticton, Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company in Parksville, and Riot Brewing Co in Chemainus.
When the trails first launched in fall 2016 the routes included adventures in Victoria, Nanaimo and the Comox Valley, the Sunshine Coast, Port Moody, Whistler, the Kootenay Rockies East, and the Kootenay Rockies West.
Each trail varies in distance and time length, and the list of breweries you can hit up on all the trails is kind of insane – getting to all of them is one challenge we’re definitely willing to take on this summer.
Showcasing independent breweries, local fare, and longstanding establishments you may have otherwise missed, the BC Ale Trails are a great activity to get involved in if you’re looking to have some fun and play in your own province.