Your Essential Guide to the Sunshine Coast Ale Trail

We love trying beers when we travel, but we also like to balance it out with being active outdoors. We put on some serious pounds when we were trying new beers a few times a week and had a more sedentary life in Atlanta. A couple weeks ago, BC Ale Trail and Sunshine Coast invited us … Continued

Outdoor Activities on The BC Ale Trail

The BC Ale Trail is a great place to sample some delicious ales and lagers, yes, but since you’re also surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery Canada has to offer, odds are you’re going to want to leave those tasting rooms and bar benches once in awhile to soak in all that natural scenery, too. Well, lucky for … Continued

The Ultimate Sunshine Coast BC Road Trip

We started the morning in Portland, OR, but after a flight and ferry ride, we were in our own little slice of paradise. We explored the waters on a kayak, drove through beautiful forests, and ended the day with a beer in hand.   ABOUT BC’S SUNSHINE COAST British Columbia is full of jaw-dropping scenery. … Continued

Breweries, Pubs and Tasting Rooms on the BC Ale Trail

The West Kootenays are a stunning region of eastern British Columbia, cloaked in dense forests, hemmed in by majestic peaks, and ribboned by the dazzling water of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers. Travelers on the BC Ale Trail get to enjoy all of that …along with a few pints of tasty locally-brewed ales and lagers, too. Coming in from the … Continued

Day Two on the BC Ale Trail and Garlic Sriracha Beer Steamed Mussels

Day two began how all days should begin: with fried chicken. River Market in New West is a destination all on it’s own. Fresh bread, craft coffee, homemade soap, produce, and restaurants. It’s a lovely place to get lost in. I impatiently waited outside the doors of Freebird Chicken Shack to get my hands on some of the … Continued

BC Ale Trail Trip and Cheddar Rosemary Beer Scones

I started to fall in love when I saw they’d named their fermenters after the Golden Girls. Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sofia stood in the corner of Steel & Oak Brewing Co., protecting the beer as the yeast began to work it’s magic. The beer, most of which are traditional German lagers, is fantastic. It … Continued

Behind the Scenes on the BC Ale Trail

Let’s go “behind the scenes” as our photo/video team visits breweries in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. A lot of work goes into producing the BC Ale Trail. We start off by researching and consulting with the breweries and local tourism agencies to determine the activities and sites we will feature. Then, we send out our video-photography team … Continued

Squamish Breweries Have All You Need For Apres Adventure

Squamish has come of age in the craft beer world and is now set to become a BC Ale Trail destination. For many people, Squamish has long been a refuelling stop on the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler. But in recent years, this town of around 20,000 people has repositioned itself as an … Continued

BC Ale Trail Expands With Eight New Routes This Summer

Get ready to explore even more of BC’s beer, breweries and beautiful regions and cities: The BC Ale Trail is expanding. Eight new ale trails will launch this summer — bringing the total to 15 — in areas ranging from lakeside towns to the metropolitan big city. The new trails are: BC’s multicultural craft beer capital, Vancouver, where … Continued

100 Breweries in One Year: Nimai Rigby’s challenge

Nimai Rigby spent 2016 touring BC on his own personal ale trail. Rigby, who lives in Coquitlam in BC’s Lower Mainland, set himself the goal of visiting 100 of the province’s breweries within the year, and completed his quest just 11 days before 2017 arrived. But why take the journey, and where did it lead? Just before the … Continued

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