• Vancouver Island Ale Trail

    Pair Vancouver Island’s Ale Trails With The Vancouver Island Golf Trail

    Beer on Vancouver Island has its roots in the early 1840’s, and is even home to Canada’s first brewpub and some of British Columbia’s most popular breweries. This sense of history and pride still thrives in the many breweries and brewpubs throughout Vancouver Island.  Every beer is brewed with respect to tradition, but with a modern touch.

    Complement your golf vacation with a craft beer tour or find a local favourite no matter where you choose to play along the Vancouver Island Golf Trail – you’re always golfing alongside the Ale Trails!

    Victoria Ale Trail

    Beer has been brewed in Victoria longer than anywhere else in British Columbia, dating back to 1858. Here, you can visit Spinnakers, Canada’s first brewpub, or the multiple award-winning Vancouver Island Brewing. Today, more than a dozen separate breweries operate in the Greater Victoria area, each with its own style and approach.

    Stroll around “Brewery Bay,” a walkable ring of brewpubs and breweries that surrounds the Upper Harbour in downtown Victoria. There are even bicycle and bus tours to help you get around!

    Victoria Ale Trail

    Cowichan to Nanaimo Ale Trail

    Heading north from Victoria up the Island Highway, the Cowichan to Nanaimo Ale Trail has many great stops for craft beer. Duncan is home to Red Arrow Brewing, Small Block Brewing, and the Craig Street Brewpub, each with their own craft spins on your favourite brews.

    Stop in Ladysmith for a taste at Bayview Brewing before heading to Nanaimo, offering five breweries: Longwood Brew Pub & Restaurant, Longwood Brewery, Wolf Brewing, and White Sails Brewing.

    Cowichan to Nanaimo Ale Trail

    Parksville, Qualicum & Comox Ale Trail

    This ale trail encompasses the upper half of the Island, running from Nanoose Bay just north of Nanaimo all the way up to Port Hardy at the top. Along the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, you’ll find Ale Trail stops in Parksville at Mount Arrowsmith Brewing, or visit Fern + Cedar Brewing and LoveShack Libations in Qualicum Beach.

    You’ll find many craft breweries throughout the Comox Valley, including Ace Brewing and Gladstone Brewing in Courtenay, and Land & Sea Brewing in Comox. Just north in Campbell River, Beach Fire Brewing is the spot to hit for craft beers after golf.

    Parksville, Qualicum & Comox Ale Trail

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    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.

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