There is a different attraction here for every visitor, whether it’s an outdoor adventure, a farmyard experience, or an urban exploration.
From Kamloops across to Salmon Arm and then down to Vernon, the six craft breweries on this triangular ale trail reflect the geographic diversity of the region with their own individual approaches. Once you find yourself caught in the grasp of this “Beer Triangle” you might just never want to leave!
The rolling hills and fragrant sagebrush of Kamloops invite a sense of improvised adventure for families, urban and outdoor adventurers. After you’ve explored the outdoors, indulge in a craft beer at Red Collar Brewing or Iron Road Brewing, or dive into a scratch kitchen meal paired with a brew at the Noble Pig Brewhouse or Bright Eye Brewing.
Nearby at Crannóg Ales, you can visit a certified organic, farm-based brewery where hops grown on-site are used to make each batch of beer, and where the spent grains left over from the brewing process are used to feed the farm animals.
Follow the Trans-Canada Highway east along the shores of sparkling Shuswap Lake to your next stop in Salmon Arm: the Barley Station, a popular roadside brewpub with delicious food and beer that makes it one of the best highway rest stops you’ll ever come across.
Last but not least, Vernon is a small city that packs a big punch when it comes to things to see and do: its small-town vibe is melded with world-class amenities, giving it a distinct charm that is well reflected in its popular and attractive downtown brewpub, Marten Brewing.
Thinking about visiting this region in the winter? Check out the Kamloops, Shuswap & Vernon Winter Ale Trail.
Grab breakfast from The Art We Are Café. They are home to a variety of gluten free and vegan options.
Grab a bike and ride one of BC's largest municipal bike parks. If you don’t have your own bike, rent from one of our local bike shops.
All Aboard for creative craft beer and delicious food.
Stroll or shop around and discover back alley art murals, or take a walking tour of historic buildings or public art.
The marriage between beautiful food and unique beer.
The Commodore has one of the most varied and creative menus in Kamloops—but, they're not only focused on the food. They host a wide variety of musical acts and events - from late night DJ sets to acoustic and jazz ensembles.
We have the largest craft beer section in Kamloops and pride ourselves in keeping it up to date with latest one-time buys and seasonal beer. Our great staff are more than willing to assist you with your choices.
Be sure to browse Kamloops’ event calendar when you’re in town for live music, markets, walking tours and more!
18 taps of rotating craft beer and cider alongside breakfast, lunch, appies, dinner and late night options!
Tee up and swing your clubs on this remarkable golf course, rated #1 Public Course in BC by Canadian Golf Magazine.
This bright, welcoming tasting room will lure you in; the beers and food will keep you coming back.
Kamloops’ downtown brewery is a gathering place for beer lovers.
Drive to Chase
Get the adrenaline going for the day, stop in at Treetop Flyers in Chase for your swoop through the sky. We recommend you try the “Screaming Eagle Swing.”
Canada’s first certified organic on-farm brewery.
Take a stroll on the longest curved inland wharf in North America in Salmon Arm.
This popular brewpub is much more than just another roadside attraction.
Grab a coffee before heading to Vernon—and take a scenic stopover in Sicamous.
A dozen ways to get on the water—choose from canoes, kayaks, sea-doos, fishing boats, stand up paddle boards, or even a double decker pontoon boat! Shuswap Lake is not to be missed.
Drive to Vernon
Fuel up at EATology. Their fresh, homemade hearty breakfasts are cherished by locals.
Grab your bike rental from Sun Country Cycle, or just your hiking shoes, and hit the trails. We recommend Kalamalka Lake Provincial Parks.
Grab an iced coffee or nitro-brew at Ratio Coffee and Pastry before your next stop.
Beach yourself, or get in and swim in the colourful water. At different times of the year the colour of the lake will range from teal and cyan to indigo. Look for the Kalavida Surf Shop for SUP rentals and more.
Enjoy lunch on the lake side patio at Alexander Pub’s.
Craft beer and barbecue are on the menu at this beautifully converted venue in downtown Vernon.
Be sure to browse Vernon’s event calendar when you’re in town for live music, markets, walking tours and more!
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The Shuswap boasts a small town feel and big country activities; and this may be the finest place to get back to getting down-to-earth.
The Shuswap is a region comprised of communities centered around Shuswap Lake, just north of the Thompson-Okanagan region, near the centre of BC’s interior.
Our region is the home of the world-renowned Shuswap Lake and is one of Canada’s premier warm water destinations. Our mild weather, varied geography (alpine meadows, warm lakes, desert-like rolling, arid hills, enchanting forests) and four-seasons ensure that there are a variety of new adventures and experiences to be found.
Kamloops is more than a city, it’s a state of mind. It’s a small-town kind of friendly with metropolitan flavours on the side. Far from the hustle and bustle, it’s a place where you skip the crowds, stretch your legs and expand your horizons. Resting on the shores of two picturesque rivers, the landscapes invite a sense of improvised adventure.
Be amazed by twisty single-track bike trails and winding walkways. Tee off on award-winning golf courses. Cast a line on trophy stillwater. Poke around local shops and boutiques. Engage with the vibrant arts and culture scene. Sample an assortment of food that promises to satisfy and satiate even the most discerning of palates. Indulge in a burgeoning bevy of wineries, craft breweries, restaurants and cafés that are overflowing with culinary enthusiasm and intensity.
A four-season playground where adventure awaits around every corner. In the Spring, hike, bike and adventure through fields and valleys bursting with blooms. Summer is all about our warm-water lakes – swimming, boating, SUP and more have visitors returning again and again. In Fall, experience a harvest season second to none, with all the beauty and bounty you can expect of the season. And in Winter, take home tales of champagne powder snow and horse-drawn sleighs.
Vernon is magical in any season; you’re invited in every season.