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The BC Ale Trail

The BC Ale Trail

Summer is off to a fantastic start here in Whistler. For you craft beer lovers, it’s only getting better. BC brewers have known how to innovate the perfect beer since Canada’s first microbrewery was opened back in 1982. The BC Ale Trail lets you experience an array of world-class breweries combined with the spectacular scenery of BC. Here is how you can enjoy the self-guided tour from Vancouver to Whistler.


You can rest easy in our sister hotel in Vancouver and enjoy the unique city surrounded by beautiful beaches and mountains. The four-day itinerary comprises of multiple stops including Yaletown, Main Street and East Vancouver. You can treat your taste buds to beer from Steamworks Brewpub, Yaletown Brewing Co and Parallel 49 Brewery.


If you travel from Vancouver towards Whistler, halfway along the scenic Sea to Sky highway, you will reach Squamish. Voted as one of the New York Times Top 52 Places to Go, Squamish is a mecca for outdoor culture. You can enjoy everything from hiking to rock climbing to windsurfing and mountain biking. If you’re an outdoor lover, you’ll be pleased to know the 2-day itinerary factors in SUP’ing, and hikes from the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola as well as brewery visits. You can enjoy exceptional craft beers, tasty food options and live music from A-Frame Brewing, Howe Sound Brewing and Backcountry Brewing.


Last but by no means least on the Sea to Sky section of the Ale Trail is Whistler. You probably don’t need to be told twice but summer in Whistler is not to be missed. As well as the sensational mountain views, glorious hikes and unbeatable mountain bike trails, Whistler is home to multiple world-class restaurants. You can explore the picturesque mountain town while revelling in the scenery and cuisine. The Ale Trail itinerary takes you Axe Throwing, up Whistler Mountain with the Peak 2 Peak 360 Experience and to the Audain Art Museum. You can enjoy the finest ales from Whistler’s 2 Function Junction Breweries – Whistler Brewing Co and Coast Mountain Brewing. If you’re in the centre of the village, Brewhouse, located right next to the Olympic Rings, brews their own beer too.

As a bonus, make sure you catch the Outdoor Concert Series, starting July 1st.

Don’t miss out on the best of British Columbia this summer with the Ale Trail. Here at the Listel Hotel Whistler, we are located in the heart of the village, just minutes from the mountains.

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