The Victoria Ale Trail Brewery Passport promotion returns for the month of May, 2022!
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 community. Most of the local breweries and taphouses have outdoor patios where you can soak up the sunshine, and many offer food alongside their delicious craft beer creations.
How do you participate?
- Visit any of the participating breweries or taphouses listed below from May 1-31, 2022 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.
- An overnight vacation for two at Spinnakers Guesthouses. Spinnakers offers the original deluxe Sip & Stay! Enjoy a welcome gift of a beer and chocolate pairing for two and complimentary breakfast for two, PLUS a BC Ale Trail swag pack valued at $200.
Multiple entries encouraged!
Check out the Victoria 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 Victoria Ale Trail.
This is the cradle of the “craft beer revolution” — Victoria is home to 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 Victoria Ale Trail has to offer.
Today, more than a dozen breweries operate in the Greater Victoria area, each with its own unique style and approach, along with several excellent taphouses, quality liquor stores, and numerous restaurants that offer strong beer menus.
Stroll around “Brewery Bay,” a walkable ring of brewpubs and breweries that surrounds the Upper Harbour in downtown Victoria. Take the Victoria Harbour Ferry or the Pickle Pub Crawl or join a bicycle tour with the Pedaler. West Coast Brewery Tours also offers bus tours to help you explore this dynamic beer community. The neighbouring district of Esquimalt is home to two more breweries as well.
Drive or cycle up the Saanich Peninsula to check out four dynamic and very different breweries.
Where can you pick up a Passport?
The Victoria Ale Trail Brewery Passport is available for free at any of the participating businesses, as well as at Destination Greater Victoria Visitor Centre and some local liquor stores.
Participating businesses include:
Category 12 Brewing
Herald Street Brew Works
Île Sauvage Brewing
Millstream Beverage Co.
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub
Twa Dogs Brewery
Vancouver Island Brewing
Whistle Buoy Brewing
Refuge Tap Room
The Drake Eatery
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.