Category: Vancouver Island

Farm to Table Beer & Bites in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Vancouver Island is a bounty for diverse and unique crops. Stop by any of the numerous bustling farmers’ markets and you’ll find a plethora of hard-to-find Canadian ingredients like olives, figs, kiwis, hazelnuts, chanterelles, and even the decadent truffle. Not to mention the more obvious market favourites such as berries, greens, grains, and fruit. It’s … Continued

Central Island Tasting Passport

Central Vancouver Island Offers a Bounty of Exceptional Experiences! Throughout October, explore a diverse mix of breweries, distilleries, and tap houses in the Central Vancouver Island region.   From the Cowichan Valley through Nanaimo to Parksville Qualicum Beach, experience spectacular beaches, hiking, mountain biking trails, and coastal paddling, as well as urban activities and an abundance … Continued

Embracing Juneuary: Craft beer, surf, and van camping in Tofino

Is there anything more iconic than van-dwelling, craft beer-sipping, and surfing in Tofino?  BC’s surf capital isn’t exactly a secret. But, no matter how many times you explore the area in and around Tofino, there’s a chance to discover something new. Whether it’s an undiscovered-by-you view spot or a friendly face you meet along the … Continued

 Cascadian Beer Podcast: Ace Brewing

In this episode, Aaron visits Ace Brewing in Courtenay, BC. Breweries can be a strong focal point for any community. Many of them align their name with the characteristics or features of their surroundings. Ace Brewing opened its doors in 2019, and is proud of its vintage aviation theme, reflecting the history of the Comox … Continued

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