Explore Flavours & Experiences with Tasting Passports in Five BC Communities and Be Entered to Win EPIC Prizes!
The BC Ale Trail is collaborating with communities around BC on five Tasting Passport contests throughout the month of November. The idea is to collect stamps at breweries (and in some cases other participating businesses) and then enter the completed passport in a draw for a chance to win Grand Prize Weekend Getaways.
Tasting Passport promotions are running in these communities/regions:
Whether you live in or near one of these communities or are looking for a fun reason to travel within the province, these taste explorations are a great way to experience all that these communities have to offer.
See below for full details about all five Tasting Passports.
Epic Views & Craft Brews in Cranbrook & Kimberley
Fuel up at one of the many local participating restaurants. Experience local dining and indulge in craft brews while warming up in one of the many welcoming establishments in Cranbrook and Kimberley.
The Cranbrook & Kimberley Tasting Passport features 15 locations in those two communities, including all four local craft breweries: Encore Brewing and the Heid Out and Fisher Peak Brewing in Cranbrook, and Over Time Beer Works and Grist & Mash Brewing in Kimberley. Once you have collected six unique stamps, hand in the passport at a local Visitor Information Centre to receive a custom 12-oz commemorative beer stein.
The amazing Grand Prize is a 2-night stay at St Eugene Resort & Casino plus:
- a round of golf and a $100 gift card to one of St Eugene Resort & Casino’s restaurants
- Horseback riding adventure with GOT Adventures for 2 (donated)
- River Rafting with Kootenay Rafting Co. for 2
- Bowling at Encore Brewing Co. for 2
Check out this page for more information and the complete list of participating businesses.
Cranbrook and Kimberley can be found on the Kootenay Rockies East Ale Trail.
Central Vancouver Island Has It All
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 the diverse mix of breweries.
The Central Island Tasting Passport features 18 craft breweries located in Chemainus, Duncan, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Cumberland, Courtenay and Comox. Four grand prizes will be awarded — each featuring an overnight package in one of the four regions.
Vancouver’s North Shore is where the metropolis meets BC’s mighty outdoors
It’s the perfect place for outdoor adventures year-round, with easy access to backcountry and jaw-dropping views of the city, sea and mountains. For a tasting adventure, check out the North Shore’s diverse and dynamic community of craft breweries, each with its own distinct style.
November 1 – 30, 2023 (Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week runs November 2-14 with special events every day)
Visit any of the 15 participating businesses and ask for a stamp with purchase. Once you have collected six unique stamps, hand in the passport at one of the participating businesses to receive a free glass (while supplies last) and to be entered in the draw for a chance to win the Grand Prize package. Multiple entries are encouraged!
For more information visit this page: Vancouver’s North Shore Ale Trail Tasting Passport.
Vancouver’s North Shore can be found on the Vancouver’s North Shore Ale Trail.
Langley is one of BC’s freshest and most exciting beer communities
Langley’s craft beer community has boomed over the past few years. You can visit several excellent breweries, including one of North America’s leading brewery training programs at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. There is also a cidery and a distillery, and some beer-focused restaurants. Explore the Langley Ale Trail during November to taste great beer and for a chance to win great prizes!
From November 1-30, 2023, visit any of the 14 participating businesses and ask for a stamp with purchase. Once you have collected six unique stamps, hand in the passport to be entered in the draw for a chance to win the Grand Prize package!
Langley can be found on the Langley Ale Trail.
Brewers Row Beckons
With six different breweries located on a two-block stretch, Port Moody is a must-visit destination for every beer lover. It might only take you five minutes to stroll Brewers Row from end to end, but then again, you’ll be making plenty of stops along the way.
From November 1-30, 2023, visit all six of the participating breweries and ask for a stamp when you buy beer (a sample flight, pint, or packaged product to go). Once you have collected stamps from each location, hand in the passport to be entered in the draw for a chance to win the Grand Prize package. For more information check out this page.
Port Moody can be found on the Port Moody Ale Trail.