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 of agricultural and culinary opportunities.
Fill Your Passport to Win!
How do you participate?
- Visit any of the participating businesses listed below from October 1-30, 2022 and ask for a stamp with purchase.
- 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!
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:
- 1-night stay in a premium oceanfront room at the Bayside Oceanfront Resort in Parksville, including a meal at Rusted Rake Brewing.
- 1-night stay at the Coast Bastion hotel in Nanaimo, $75 Visa GC for dinner plus Nanaimo bar socks and a personal tour at the museum or art gallery
- 1-night stay at the Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, a guided Cowichan Winery Tour for two, and dinner for two at The Old Firehouse Wine + Cocktail Bar
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:
Craig Street Brewpub
Merridale Craft Spirits
Red Arrow Brewing
Small Block Brewing
White Sails Brewing
Parksville Qualicum Beach:
Fern + Cedar Brewing
Mount Arrowsmith Brewing
Rusted Rake Brewing