Sip your way along the Greater Victoria Ale Trail in May for a chance to win the ultimate beer-themed Weekend Getaway to Kelowna!

Our popular Tasting Passport promotion returns for the month of May.

Pick up a Tasting Passport at one the participating locations (see below) and each time you visit a new location to buy a pint, some food, non-alcoholic beverage, swag, and/or beer to-go, ask for a stamp. Collect six unique stamps and be entered to win our ultimate beer-themed Weekend Getaway to Kelowna.

What could be better than spring in Victoria? The warm weather and fragrant blossoms make it the perfect time to get out and explore the city’s amazing craft beer & cider community. Most of the local breweries and cideries have outdoor patios where you can soak up the sunshine, and many offer food alongside their delicious craft beer creations.

Philips Brewing - BC Ale Trail
If you visit Phillips Brewing to stamp your passport you might get to meet this fine fellow or another member of their friendly staff.

How do you participate?

  • Visit any of the 23 participating businesses listed below and ask for a stamp.
  • 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.
  • Bonus: Visit at least one of the breweries in Sooke or the Southern Gulf Islands to get a bonus stamp for a chance to win a special prize.

Win the ultimate beer-themed Weekend Getaway to Kelowna!

The prize package includes:

Multiple entries encouraged!

Note: If you aren’t able to fill your passport by the end of May, you can still enter it for a chance to win one of the secondary prizes.


Check out the Greater Victoria Ale Trail for inspiration for fun ways to explore the craft beer scene locally.

Our handy itinerary suggests a variety of ways to explore the Greater Victoria Ale Trail during the tasting passport promotion.

This is the cradle of the “craft beer revolution” — Victoria is home to Spinnakers, Canada’s first brewpub, and some of British Columbia’s most popular breweries. Visionary trailblazers nurtured craft beer here alongside the local food movement, and today BC’s capital city is home to some of the country’s best restaurants and breweries. Sip, savour, experience and explore everything the Greater Victoria Ale Trail has to offer.

Today, more than 20 breweries and cideries operate in the Greater Victoria area, each with its own unique style and approach, along with several excellent tap houses, quality liquor stores, and numerous restaurants that offer strong beer menus.

Île Sauvage Brewing - BC Ale Trail
Île Sauvage Brewing in Victoria, BC

Stroll around “Brewery Bay,” a walkable ring of brewpubs and breweries that surrounds the Upper Harbour in downtown Victoria.

Vancouver Island Brewing - BC Ale Trail
Collect a stamp at Vancouver Island Brewing in Victoria, BC.

Take the Victoria Harbour Ferry’s Pickle Pub Crawl or join a bicycle tour with the Pedaler. The neighbouring district of Esquimalt is home to two more breweries: Driftwood Brewery and Lighthouse Brewing. Both have tasting rooms — in fact, Lighthouse’s tasting room was just renovated

Small Gods Brewing - Sidney
Small Gods Brewing in Sidney, BC

Drive or cycle up the Saanich Peninsula to check out five dynamic and very different breweries, including two on the same street in Sidney: Beacon Brewing and Small Gods Brewing.

Mayne Island Brewing on the BC Ale Trail
Mayne Island Brewing

We recently expanded the Greater Victoria Ale Trail to include two breweries on the Southern Gulf Islands: Mayne Island Brewing and Salt Spring Brewing. Learn more about the Southern Gulf Islands here.

The seaside village of Sooke is home to three breweries of its own: Bad Dog Brewing, Sooke Brewing, and Sooke Oceanside Brewery.  Another relatively new brewery is Mile Zero Brewing, located in Metchosin, about halfway between Victoria and Sooke.

Junction Orchard & Cidery, Victoria, BC
Junction Orchard & Cidery, Victoria, BC

Where can you pick up a Passport?

The Greater Victoria Ale Trail Tasting Passport is available for free at any of the participating businesses:

Greater Victoria
4 Mile Brewpub
Beacon Brewing
Category 12 Brewing
CRAFT Victoria Harbour
Driftwood Brewery
Herald Street Brew Works
Howl Brewing
Hoyne Brewing
Île Sauvage Brewing
Junction Orchard & Cidery
Lighthouse Brewing
Mile Zero Brewing
Phillips Brewing
Small Gods Brewing
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub
Twa Dogs Brewery
Vancouver Island Brewing
Whistle Buoy Brewing
Sooke & the Southern Gulf Islands
Bad Dog Brewing
Sooke Brewing
Sooke Oceanside Brewery
Mayne Island Brewing
Salt Spring Brewing

At the end of the promotion, hand in your passport at any of these locations.

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.

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