Springtime is beer time! There are more than 15 BC Ale Trail breweries, as well as great pubs and specialty liquor stores spread throughout Kelowna and West Kelowna. Many of them are only a year or two old — so it’s the perfect time to check them out or get reacquainted with one of your favourites.
Fill Your Passport to Win!
How do you participate?
- Visit any of the participating breweries or liquor stores listed below from April 15 – May 16 and ask for a stamp when you buy beer (a sample flight, pint, or packaged product to go).
- Once you have collected six unique stamps, hand in the completed passport at one of the participating businesses to be entered in a draw for a chance to win a brewery prize pack or the Grand Prize package: a two-day getaway to visit Kamloops and Salmon Arm on the Southern Interior Ale Trail!
Multiple entries encouraged!
Great Prizes to be Won!
Prizes include a Grand Prize Getaway to Kamloops and Salmon Arm plus several smaller packages
Grand Prize package:
- $250 gift card for the Prestige Kamloops Hotel
- $250 gift card for the Prestige HarbourFront Resort in Salmon Arm
- 2 x 2-hour SUP rentals with Paddle Surfit
- $100 gift card for the Noble Pig Brewhouse
- $100 gift card for the Barley Station Brewpub
- $100 gift card to Demille’s Farm Market
- $100 to spend at a BC Ale Trail brewery
- BC Ale Trail swag pack valued at $200
Several other prize packages featuring BC Ale Trail swag, merchandise from the participating breweries, and gift cards to local liquor stores and taphouses will also be awarded. We will collect all the completed passports and then draw random winners following the end of the promotion period.
Check out the Kelowna and West Kelowna Ale Trail for inspiration for fun ways to explore the craft beer scene locally.
Our handy four-day itinerary suggests a variety of ways to explore the Kelowna and West Kelowna Ale Trail.
As the largest city in the Okanagan Valley and the third largest in British Columbia, Kelowna rewards every type of traveller. This lakeside city is well known for its many beaches, golf courses and restaurants, and of course wine is a big deal here with more than 40 wineries within a 20-minute drive.
Craft beer lovers have many reasons to be excited, too. Historically, Tree Brewing was the trailblazer here (c. 1996), and while its original plant is gone now, the waterfront Kelowna Beer Institute grew out of the Tree brand. Plus, Tree’s legacy has led to a whole forest of new breweries sprouting in the North End Brewery District. Currently, there are seven breweries within walking distance there, along with the Welton Arms, a pub featuring British-style ales brewed locally along with food prepared on site.
Like to bowl while sipping craft beer? There are actually two different breweries in Kelowna where you can try to bag a turkey (three strikes in a row): the recently renovated Freddy’s Brewpub and BNA Brewing, which is based in a gorgeous, historic building in the downtown Cultural District.
Kelowna’s craft beer revolution has spread far beyond the central city, including brewery bubbles in the northeast part of the city as you head towards the airport and down south along the lakeshore to the Mission District.
Check out the growing craft beer community across the floating bridge in West Kelowna. The newest brewery, Lakesider Brewing, is smack dab in the middle of wine country on Boucherie Bench overlooking Okanagan Lake, and here the focus is on crowd-pleasing classic craft beer styles. Established in 2017, Kind Brewing is bringing all kinds of craft beer styles to the Okanagan Valley, including German-style dunkelweizen, Belgian-style witbier, North American hazy IPAs, and English-style brown ales. The team at Kind has the perfect pairings to go with those delicious beers, too: barbecued ribs and burgers straight from the smoker, as well as house-made pizzas.
West Kelowna has plenty of opportunities for hiking, beaches, swimming, golf and even dog-friendly beaches along the shores of Okanagan Lake.
Accommodation Discounts in Kelowna and West Kelowna
There are plenty of great hotels and other accommodation options in the Kelowna area. Check out this page for information on Packages & Promotions that are currently available.
Where can you pick up a Passport?
The Kelowna and West Kelowna Brewery Passport is available for free at any of the participating businesses, as well as at local tourism Visitor Centres and some hotels.
Here is the full distribution list:
Barn Owl Brewing
102 – 4629 Lakeshore Rd
1250 Ellis St
1851 Kirschner Rd #102
948 McCurdy Rd #124
727 Baillie Ave
Kelowna Beer Institute
1346 Water St
975 Academy Way #122
Kettle River Brewing
731 Baillie Ave
2405 Main St, West Kelowna
835 Anders Rd, West Kelowna
The Office Brewery
890 Clement Ave #301
1750 Pier Mac Way #301
Red Bird Brewing
1086 Richter St
Rustic Reel Brewing
760 Vaughan Ave
Shore Line Brewing
3477 Lakeshore Rd #116
880 Clement Ave #207
Urban Liquor Clement
1191 Gordon Dr
Vice & Virtue Brewing
1033 Richter St
The Welton Arms
890 Clement Ave
The BC Ale Trail app is a useful map and informational tool for exploring local breweries. Collect points at each brewery you visit and redeem them for rewards.