Go on a Kootenay Road Trip throughout the month of February to collect stamps for a chance to win some great prizes.

Throughout February, explore a diverse mix of breweries and taphouses on the Kootenay Rockies West Ale Trail.  

Explore mountain activities, stunning views along rivers and lakes, boutique places to stay, curious attractions, dining, shopping, arts, culture, and heart-racing adventures. Peppered throughout this paradise is a diverse array of creative, entrepreneurial craft breweries and taphouses. Let’s Go!

Kootenay Road Trip Tasting Passport - Backroads Brewing
Collecting a stamp on the Kootenay Road Trip Tasting Passport at Backroads Brewing in Nelson BC.

Fill Your Passport to Win!

How do you participate?

  1. Visit any of the participating businesses listed below from February 1-28, 2023 and ask for a stamp with purchase.
  2. Collect six unique stamps in at least two different communities (Castlegar, Salmo, Kaslo, Nelson, Rossland, or Trail) to receive a branded beer mug (while supplies last).
  3. Hand in the completed passport to be entered in the draw for a chance 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!

Get a branded mug when you complete your passport! (while supplies last)


Great Prizes to be Won!

The Grand Prize is an incredible 4-Night  Travel Package:


  • 1 night at the Surestay By Best Western in Castlegar
  • $25 gift certificate to Castlegar Bowl
  • $25 gift certificate to Tailout Brewing
  • $75 gift certificate to Lion’s Head Pub


  • 1 night at The Flying Steamshovel Inn in Rossland
  • $50 gift certificate to Trail Beer Refinery
  • $50 gift certificate to Rossland Beer Company


  • 1 night at Best Western Plus Baker Street in Nelson
  • $25 gift certificate at each brewery: Nelson Brewing Company (NBC), Torchlight Brewing Co., Backroads Brewing Co. ($75 total)
  • $50 gift certificate both tap houses in Nelson: Mike’s Place Pub and Broken Hill
  • 1 night stay at the Kaslo Motel
  • $50 Angry Hen Brewing (Kaslo)

Additional winners will be chosen and provided some awesome swag from the tourism organizations and participating businesses.



Where can you pick up a Passport?

The Kootenay Road Trip Tasting Passport is available for free at any of the participating businesses:

Angry Hen Brewing
343 Front St, Kaslo

Backroads Brewing
460 Baker St, Nelson 

Broken Hill
479 Baker St, Nelson

Erie Creek Brewing
117 Fourth St, Salmo

Lions Head Smoke & Brew Pub
2629 Broadwater Rd, Robson 

Mike’s Place Pub
422 Vernon St, Nelson

Nelson Brewing Co.
512 Latimer St, Nelson

Rossland Beer Co.
1990F Columbia Ave, Rossland

Tailout Brewing
1810 8th Ave Unit A, Castlegar

Torchlight Brewing Co.
125 Hall St, Nelson

Trail Beer Refinery
1299 Bay Ave, Trail

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