Central Vancouver Island Offers a Bounty of Exceptional Experiences!

Kinsol Trestle on the BC Ale Trail

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 of agricultural and culinary opportunities.

Fill Your Passport to Win!

How do you participate?

  1. Visit any of the participating businesses listed below from October 1-30, 2022 and ask for a stamp with purchase.
  2. After collecting six unique stamps — including at least one stamp from each of the three 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.

Multiple entries encouraged!

Photo: Mike Anderson

Great Prizes to be Won!

The Grand Prize is a 3-Night  Central Island Getaway, including one night in each region involved in this promotion:

The Grand Prize package also includes:

  • $100 to spend at a BC Ale Trail brewery
  • a BC Ale Trail swag pack valued at $150

Several other prize packages featuring merchandise or gift cards from the participating businesses 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 businesses:



Ampersand Distilling
Bayview Brewing
Craig Street Brewpub
Merridale Craft Spirits
Red Arrow Brewing
Riot Brewing
Sawmill Taphouse
Small Block Brewing
Stillhead Distillery







Cliffside Brewing Company, Nanaimo, BC




Arbutus Distillery
Cliffside Brewing
Longwood Brewery
Longwood Brewpub
White Sails Brewing
Wolf Brewing







Parksville Qualicum Beach:

Bespoke Spirits
Fern + Cedar Brewing
LoveShack Libations
Misguided Spirits
Mount Arrowsmith Brewing
Rusted Rake Brewing


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