Inn at Laurel Point Hotel Gardens

Want to taste some of Canada’s finest beer? Looks like you’ll have to get outside and drink your way around Victoria to sip, savour, experience and explore everything the area has to offer. Pit stop at some of our best breweries whilst getting the lay of the land on the BC Ale Trail.

Ale trails are self-guided tours that showcase local craft breweries and the awesome landscapes that surround them. If you’re willing to adventure further into the wild beauty of the Pacific Northwest, you can pick from twenty-five trails within British Columbia. Outdoor activities, sightseeing, and urban experiences will help you learn more about each destination. Each trail has a curated itinerary that’ll help you see the province quickly and thoroughly, and still leave you plenty of time to sit back with a cold glass and enjoy spectacular ocean and mountain views within the city limits.

There are thirteen craft breweries in and around the heart of Victoria dedicated to brewing high-quality beer and the BC Ale Trail doesn’t miss a single one. While you’re in town, we suggest grabbing a seat on the patio at Canoe Brewpub for a drink in the sun before walking over to Phillips Malting Co. to spy on their brew masters in action. Or, walk over the Johnson St. Bridge and have dinner at Spinnakers Pub as the sun sets on your view of the inner harbour.

With many other spirit-centric events happening all summer long, and unique restaurants with incredible menus built to accentuate this fast-growing component of Victoria’s distinctive culture, you’ll definitely arrive thirsty, and leave inspired.


Victoria is the cradle of the “craft beer revolution,” boasting Canada’s first brewpub
and some of British Columbia’s most popular breweries.



Drive, walk, or cycle.



Victoria & Saanichton



3 Days



Canoe Brewpub

Swans Brewery & Pub

Category 12 Brewing

Phillips Brewing & Malting Co

Driftwood Brewery

Vancouver Island Brewing

Lighthouse Brewing Company

Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub

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