Central Vancouver Island Offers a Bounty of Exceptional Experiences!

Swinging with a view on Vancouver Island

Throughout November, explore a diverse mix of breweries in the Central Vancouver Island region.  

From Cowichan through Nanaimo and Parksville Qualicum Beach to the Comox Valley, Central Vancouver Island offers a variety of exceptional experiences, including spectacular beaches, hiking and mountain biking trails, and coastal paddling. During November, explore the region and its diverse mix of breweries.

Wolf Brewing Company - Nanaimo - BC Ale Trail
Wolf Brewing Company in Nanaimo, BC

Fill Your Passport to Win!

How do you participate?

  1. Visit any of the participating businesses listed below from November 1-30, 2023 and ask for a stamp with purchase.
  2. After collecting six unique stamps — including at least one stamp from each of the four regions —  hand in the completed passport to be entered to win the Grand Prize package.

The random prize draw will take place following the contest period once all of the completed passports have been collected.

If you can’t get a stamp from each region, don’t worry: you can still enter to win a secondary prize from one of the breweries.

Multiple entries encouraged!

Mountain Biking in Cumberland (photo: Jarrett Lindal/Experience Comox Valley)

Great Prizes to be Won!

Four Grand Prizes will be awarded, each featuring an overnight package in one of the four regions:

Comox Valley

– 1-night stay (winner’s choice) at one of the Bayview Hotel, Old House Hotel & Spa, Best Western or new Holiday Inn Express, plus $50 at Avenue Bistro (in Comox) and $25 to a local brewery.


– 1-night stay (winner’s choice) at one of: Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, Cowichan River Lodge, Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn, or Villa Eyrie Resort (subject to availability)
– 2 passes to Malahat Skywalk
– $75 gift certificate to Craig Street Brewing


– 1-night stay at the Inn on Long Lake and a gift card to a brewery

Parksville Qualicum Beach

– 2-night stay at the Oceanside Village Resort in Parksville (valid for mid-week Sunday – Thursday and subject to availability) plus a $40 GC from Mount Arrowsmith Brewing & a $40 GC to Fern + Cedar Brewing

Several other prize packages featuring merchandise or gift cards from the participating breweries will also be awarded.

Where can you pick up a Passport?

The Central Island Tasting Passport is available for free at any of the participating breweries:


Bayview Brewing

Craig Street Brew Pub

Red Arrow Brewing

Riot Brewing

Small Block Brewing

Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre, Ladysmith Visitor Centre and Chemainus Visitor Centre


Longwood Brewery

Longwood Brew Pub

White Sails Brewing

Wolf Brewing

Parksville Qualicum Beach:

Fern + Cedar Brewing

LoveShack Libations

Mount Arrowsmith Brewing

Rusted Rake Brewing

Comox Valley

Ace Brewing

Cumberland Brewing

Gladstone Brewing

Land & Sea Brewing

RAD Brewing Co.

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