Vancouver’s North Shore has its own distinct vibe. Here, a confluence of urban cityscapes, unfettered natural beauty, and unparalleled views are a contrast from the downtown scene.
With that comes a community of craft breweries tasked with distilling its unique character and atmosphere into delicious pints. From golden lagers infused with BC-grown hops to sour brews packed with Fraser Valley raspberries, breweries are aplenty on North Shore — and each crafted with its own style.
From November 4 to 13, the area’s breweries will each be hosting epic events in honour of Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week, featuring special collaborative brews, kitchen takeovers, themed food, games, and tons of prizes.
We can hardly imagine a better reason to hop on the SeaBus to enjoy the panorama of city, sea, and snow-crested summits with a chilled brew in hand.
It’s also an opportunity to explore closer to home with a weekend stay that involves brewery hopping and exploring the area’s natural attractions.
In celebration of the event, some hotels — namely Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, the North Vancouver Hotel, Holiday Inn North Vancouver, or Seaside Hotel Vancouver — will also be offering special Sip and Stay Packages.
Purchasing Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week accommodation package at the above hotels will score you a $25 voucher for a local brewery, plus two branded beer glasses (while supplies last).
To kick off the event, House of Funk Brewing has planned an evening of DJs, dancing, and delicious food pairings in celebration of the launch of their new brew.
When you visit any participating brewery from November 4 to 30, you can pick up a BC Ale Trail passport and collect unique stamps when you order a beer. Once you’ve collected six unique stamps, you’ll receive a branded glass (while supplies last) — and an entry into the Grand Prize package once you’ve collected 10.
You can also pick up a passport from any of Vancouver’s North Shore hotels.
- Craft Beer Week: Thursday, November 4 to Sunday, November 14
- Sip and Stay Hotel Packages: Thursday, November 4 to Tuesday, November 30
- BC Ale Trail Brewery Passport Stamp Collection: Thursday, November 4 to Tuesday, November 30
Where: Multiple locations across North Vancouver, including:
- House of Funk Brewing
- Beere Brewing
- La Cerveceria
- Green Leaf Brewing
- Wild Eye Brewing
- Deep Cove Brewing
- Streetcar Brewing
- North Point Brewing
- Bridge Brewing
- Black Kettle Brewing