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 BrewingGladstone Brewing Company

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.

Ace Brewing CompanyAce Brewing Company

Signature lagers to unique craft varieties by our award winning brewer in Courtenay, BC. Showcasing Canadian Air Force history.

Land & Sea Brewing CompanyLand & Sea Brewing Co.

Land & Sea Brewing Co. creates a welcoming space for our community to gather, sip fresh delicious craft beer, share a tasty bite to eat and relax with friends, family and neighbours.

New Tradition Brewing CompanyNew Tradition Brewing Company

New Tradition Brewing is a unique craft experience. Serving well-balanced craft beers, a selection of Aussie meat pies and grilled sandwiches, and some other snacks. Growler fills are also available. We are also family friendly.

The Comox Valley, an agricultural paradise with five breweries that cater to their local crowds: Gladstone Brewing and Ace Brewing Company in Courtenay, New Tradition Brewing Company and Land & Sea Brewing Co. in Comox, 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 ferry from Little River 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.

Don’t forget to mention and tag BC Ale Trail in your posts @BCAleTrail #ExploreBC #BCCraftBeer #ExploreComoxValley!

BC Ale Trail is a co-production of the BC Craft Brewers Guild and Destination BC with support from BC’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs).


The Growler – Comox Valley Craft Beer Escape article

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