VICTORIA, BC – Destination BC and the BC Craft Brewers Guild have announced the upcoming addition of eight new routes to the BC Ale Trail , a set of self-guided tours intended to “help guide visitors and tourists on adventures through craft breweries, delicious local cuisine and some of the province’s most scenic attractions.”
Joining the original seven routes that were launched last year, the eight new treks – with their provided descriptions – include:
- BC’s multicultural craft beer capital, Vancouver, where a diverse range of breweries lie within short walking distance;
- The lush farmland of the Fraser Valley, which is rediscovering its hops industry as it discovers craft beer;
- The Okanagan lakeside cities of Kelowna and Penticton, which get a trail each;
- The rapidly expanding Metro Vancouver suburbs of New West, Delta and Surrey, home to some of BC’s most highly regarded breweries;
- The North Shore, nestled between sea and mountains, where you can ski, kayak and drink fresh beer in the same day;
- The outdoor adventure hub of Squamish, where craft beer slakes the apres thirst of climbers and mountain bikers;
- and the seaside charms and brewery tasting rooms of Cowichan, Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum Beach.
BC Ale Trail tours and associated content are overseen by Joe Wiebe, author of Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to BC Breweries, and other experts and veterans of the local craft beer industry.
For more details, visit the BC Ale Trail website.