Vancouver Island Ale Trail
Comox Valley is proud to be a part of the BC Ale Trail’s
Vancouver Island Ale Trail II !
Explore British Columbia’s raw wilderness and bounty of craft beer with the BC Ale Trail — the definitive online guide to BC’s dynamic craft beer community. Explore stouts and snow-capped peaks, brown ales and beaches, or bikes and hikes, all leading to some of BC’s best breweries and the super, natural landscapes that surround them.
Begin your craft beer journey at these Comox Valley craft breweries:
Gladstone Brewing Co. is a comfortable, laid-back brewery and tasting room, with a large outdoor patio for the community to relax. With brewing on-site, and a focus on tradition and with a flare for experimentation. Traditional styles are poured alongside experimental small batches.
Forbidden Brewing Co. is a small micro-brewery in Courtenay, BC. Making simple and fantastic brews with sustainability in mind. Tasting lounge where you can explore the limits of honest beer.
The Comox Valley, an agricultural paradise with three breweries that cater to their local crowds: Forbidden Brewing and Gladstone Brewing in Courtenay, and Cumberland Brewing in Cumberland. Throughout the region, visitors will find farmers’ markets, restaurants that celebrate farm (or tide) to table, plus numerous distilleries and wineries that will keep your stomach happy while you explore.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is a short drive from Courtenay, as is Miracle Beach Provincial Park. Nearby is Strathcona Provincial Park, BC’s oldest park dating back to 1911 and one of its largest. Catch a ferry to beautiful, secluded Denman Island and Hornby Island. Or extend your beer travels by taking the Comox ferry to Powell River where you can join the Sunshine Coast Ale Trail.
Arrive Thirsty, Leave Inspired.
Join the wild at heart and explore all that British Columbia’s craft beer wilderness has to offer.
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