• Craft Golf Experiences on Vancouver Island

    Get ready for the best two sounds a golfer can experience during their round:

    The Vancouver Island Golf Trail – a collection of 14 courses along 250 km of Canada’s west coast offering some of the most scenic and enjoyable golf in British Columbia, the perfect destination for a golf vacation, but also a craft beer-lover’s dream and now home to the exclusive Vancouver Island Golf Trail Ale. Find your perfect pairing of ale and trail and come play on “island time” with some suggestions…

    Introducing the Best of Both Worlds

    Love golf and beer, and are on the lookout for more opportunities to enjoy both at the same time? Then you’re in luck as Golf Vancouver Island and Vancouver Island Brewing have teamed up to create a uniquely branded Golf Trail Ale, only available at participating courses along the Vancouver Island Golf Trail. Satiate your love of all things golf and access a unique brew right as you tour the Vancouver Island segments of the BC Ale Trail!

    About the beer:

    It’s earthy and crisp with a dry finish and oh-so-refreshing, truly golf beer perfection and an ideal complement to your round of golf on Vancouver Island!

    Victoria Ale Trail Golf Vancouver Island

    While You’re Here…Stroll the Beer Mile

    Explore the rest of Vancouver Island’s Ale Trail and combine exceptional craft beer with some of the top golf in British Columbia! Begin south island on the Victoria Ale Trail and be sure to visit the Vancouver Island Golf Trail Ale at its birthplace, Vancouver Island Brewing. What began as a small operation as Island Pacific Brewing in 1984 now lives right on Government Street, offering up dozens of champion beers culminating in one very special brew. Although the Vancouver Island Golf Trail Ale is only available on Vancouver Island Golf Trail courses, the brewery itself offers a host of terrific variety of flavours and styles to sample or take home with you.

    While in Victoria, “cradle of the craft beer revolution” and home to Canada’s first brewpub, Victoria Brewing in 1858, pace yourself and visit numerous Ale Trail stalwarts. These include Phillips Brewing & Malting, Hoyne Brewing and Driftwood Brewery, as well as some of the amazing pubs and tasting houses that showcase local craft beers like The Drake Eatery and Swans Brewery, Pub & Hotel – all within walking (or stumbling) distance of one another and if you’re staying in town, likely your hotel.

    Courses to Play:

    Canoe Brewpub Victoria Ale Trail

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    Hit Mid-Island for More Golf & Beer Opportunities

    While in Parksville and golfing at the many area golf courses, wander down the road from your stunning accommodations at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort to the Black Goose Inn, a unique 1920’s public house steeped in British character, offering a wide selection of local craft brews. The local craft brewery to put on your must-visit list during your stay is the Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Co., located just off the beach and voted “Brewery of the Year” in the 2017 BC Beer Awards.

    Courses to Play:

    Continue North for Hidden Gems

    Further along the Vancouver Island Golf & Ale Trail in Comox and Campbell River, you’ll have a chance to relax on the patio and sample a perfect pint while gazing out at the golf course at Crown Isle, or head to Cumberland Brewing Company in nearby Cumberland. In search of the new and hereto undiscovered? Try the newly opened Beach Fire Brewing in Campbell River and relax after a round at Campbell River Golf & CC.

    Additional Courses to Play:

    Vancouver Island Golf Ale

    Enjoy a Round Greenside

    The clubhouses on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail are also a terrific place to head to after a game and explore local craft beer (including a Vancouver Island Golf Trail Ale), grab some food, and recount your round.

    Explore Vancouver Island Golf Trail packages and discover what we think is the best part of the BC Ale Trail on your next golf trip!

    April 23, 2019, by: Golf Vancouver Island

    This (Bear Mountain Resort – Mountain Course, on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail) is my new favourite golf course – I just love the layout. It’s really one of the prettiest golf courses I’ve played in my life, I’ll come back here on vacation, it’s that good.

    Scott McCarron, PGA TOUR Champion

    I always treat golf courses as how many poor holes there are. This (Bear Mountain Resort – Mountain Course, on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail) is a very good one. There’s not one poor hole on this golf course.

    Colin Montgomerie, PGA TOUR Champion

    Great job on the initial booking and subsequent changes requested. Easy check-in at the golf courses and the hotel made the trip hassle-free. Nice touch with the driving directions and discounts at recommended food and beverage establishments. Will definitely recommend your service to friends and business associates.

    Vancouver Guest, Corporate Golf Outing

    Terrific trip: well presented website, knowledgeable staff, and the golf and accommodation were second to none.

    Couples Golf Trip

    We will make this trip an annual April vacation. We will definitely book with Golf Vancouver Island again in 2017!

    Annual Couples Golf Trip

    Very much enjoyed our trip and staff were great to deal with - we'll be booking more trips through Golf Vancouver Island in the future.

    Buddies Trip Golf Package

    Wonderful trip, well planned and organized. Fantastic golf. Wish we stayed longer.

    Buddies Golf Trip

    I have used Golf Vancouver Island a number of times and have found them very helpful and professional. Everyone in our group had a great time, the courses and accommodation were first class.

    Repeat Customer, Buddies Golf Trip

    Staff did an amazing job! So easy to work with. I am already looking to book another trip next year, making this an annual event.

    Annual Buddies Golf Trip

    Personalized, quick response, good customer service and reasonable price. Overall experience was great.

    Couples Golf Trip