With indoor dining closed until further notice, you’re going to want to scope out craft brewery patios on the BC Ale Trail (some of which are brand new) to quench your thirst.

The weather’s warming up across the province and indoor tasting rooms are still closed for the time being. Luckily, many craft breweries have excellent patios for all your flight and pint enjoyment needs — and many are now heated, covered and/or are dog friendly. You’re bound to find one in your own community to enjoy while we all stay close to home. We’ve highlighted one from each Ale Trail below, so read on and take note!

Fraser Valley – Smuggler’s Trail Caskworks

The patio at Smuggler Trail Caskworks is perfect rain or shine. Fully covered, dog-friendly, and complete with heaters and a fireplace, you can’t go wrong.

Kamloops – Noble Pig Brewhouse

Fun Fact: The Noble Pig Brewhouse patio is built atop what was once an outdoor pool. Look closely and you will see that the bench seating around the outer edge is actually the original pool’s rim. The pool was filled in to make the floor of the patio and then the hop-covered pergola was built on top, but you can still see the blue paint and tiling on the underside of the seating.

Kelowna Beer Institute - craft brewery patios
The patio at Kelowna Beer Institute offers lots of room for outdoor sipping.

Kelowna – Kelowna Beer Institute

The recent patio extension at Kelowna Beer Institute is roomy, adding space for seven picnic tables, complete with umbrellas and dog-friendly. They also have a rooftop patio that is covered with heaters, and a lake-view patio with heaters that’s dog friendly.  Just in time for sunny spring days!

Mt. Begbie Brewing - craft brewery patios
Mt. Begbie is open 12pm-8pm, Thursday to Sunday and offers $2 off all Growler Fills on Thursdays!

Kootenay Rockies East – Mt. Begbie Brewing

If you’re a Revelstoke local, look no further than Mt. Begbie Brewing for your patio needs. Offering umbrellas, it’s dog-friendly and promises some of the best views of any patio on the BC Ale Trail.  It’s settled amidst the rugged mountainous beauty for a delicious bevy or lunch.

Angry Hen Brewing in Kaslo on the Kootenay Rockies West Ale Trail.

Kootenay Rockies West – Angry Hen Brewing

After a few days of maintenance and cleaning, Angry Hen Brewing is excited to welcome Kaslo locals back to their fabulous patio. They have shiny new taps, a new point of sale system, and a cosy setup featuring plenty of heaters and barriers for social distancing. Also dog-friendly!

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Maple Meadows Brewing in Maple Ridge, BC

Maple Ridge – Maple Meadows Brewing

Maple Meadows Brewing has a sleek new patio set up, ready to roll and it’s dog-friendly! Locals, dress warmly if needed, bask in the sun when you can, and get ready to claim your spot at Maple Ridge’s oldest microbrewery.

Barnside Brewing in Delta is a farm-based brewery.

New West, Delta, Surrey &  Richmond – Barnside Brewing

Farm-based, Barnside Brewing has loads of outdoor seating on its dog-friendly lawn and tented patio (tent comes down when weather permits).

Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse - craft brewery patios
Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse in Terrace, BC

Northern BC – Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse

Terrace locals, rejoice! Nestled among beautiful mountain peaks and raging rivers, Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse has a great patio set up for you to unwind on. They do have heaters but recommend you bring your own blanket as spring can still be a bit chilly.

Penticton – Barley Mill Brew Pub & Bistro

The Tudor-style design of the Barley Mill Brew Pub & Bistro stands out in Penticton. And their patio? Absolute perfection for soaking up that Penticton sunshine and nursing a delicious burger alongside a wonderful flight or pint.

The Bakery Brewing - craft brewery patios
The Bakery Brewing in Port Moody, BC

Port Moody – The Bakery Brewing

The Bakery Brewing’s patio is perfect for sipping their creative sours (or anything they make, really). With lovely patio lights and umbrellas, Port Moody locals are sure to be satisfied. You’re welcome to bring your furkid along as it’s dog-friendly.

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A-Frame Brewing in Squamish, BC

Squamish – A-FRAME Brewing

In Squamish, A-FRAME Brewing’s patio is always a win-win. Soak up mountain views, grab some tacos, and enjoy some of their core beers or rotating taps. They’ve even got a propane fire pit to keep you toasty when you need it. Don’t leave the furkid at home, it’s dog-friendly.

Sunshine Coast – Persephone

Persephone Brewing in Gibsons is spoiled with their serene outdoor space on The Beer Farm. Lots of space for your family (dogs included). They’ve also got a stellar food menu featuring local providers.

Faculty Brewing - BC Ale Trail
Faculty Brewing in Vancouver, BC

Vancouver – Brewery Creek – Faculty Brewing

Faculty Brewing now has two dog-friendly patios open for Vancouver locals to choose from. Between “Experimental Beer Thursday,” food truck features, and kombucha cocktails, there’s bound to be something new to try on the patio.


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Superflux Beer Co in Vancouver, BC

Vancouver – Yeast Vancouver – Superflux Beer Co.

Superflux Beer Co. has just installed a brand patio to make the most out of one of Vancouver’s busiest industrial streets! With 30 seats up for grabs, rain or shine, it’s just the place to sip on a pint of one of their new releases. Dogs welcome!


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Vancouver Island Part 1 – Riot Brewing

Chemainus locals are in for a treat with Riot Brewing’s patio. With sunshine that hits just right and the cheery backdrop of their red walls, it’s an excellent spot to soak up spring and enjoy a cold brew with your core bubble or your furkid.

Vancouver Island Part 2 – Beach Fire Brewing

In Campbell River, Beach Fire Brewing has TWO patios for locals to choose from. The one in the back is covered by tents and complete with patio heaters and clean blankets, while the one out front is also covered, dog-friendly and looks out onto 11th Ave. The perfect spot(s) for enjoying their delicious bites and brews before heading out to a literal beach fire.

Vancouver’s North Shore – North Point Brewing

North Point Brewing‘s adorable dog-friendly patio in the Shipyard District is full of a springtime atmosphere. Complete with spacious picnic tables and plastic dividers, it’s an excellent spot for locals to hang out with their core bubble.

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Howl Brewing in North Saanich, BC

Victoria – Howl Brewing

Howl Brewing is a perfect space to hydrate after exploring the Saanich peninsula (especially via bike). Rain or shine, locals can enjoy this micro brewery’s airy outdoor space and their beers, which often feature local ingredients like rhubarb, berries, and plums.  

Whistler – Coast Mountain 

The dog-friendly patio at Coast Mountain Brewing offers glimpses of the local mountains to enjoy along with the delicious range of beers on tap.

Support Local, Stay Local:

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions: Like you, we’re passionate about exploring BC on the #BCAleTrail. But now is the time to stay local and support local businesses with just your immediate household or core bubble.⁠ We want to welcome you as soon as we can. Due to travel restrictions in B.C. effective April 23, 2021, people are not allowed to travel outside of their regional zone until May 25, 2021. To learn more about British Columbia’s travel restrictions, essential travel inclusions, and identify which health area you currently
reside in visit www.gov.bc.ca/covidtravel.

BC’s breweries are strictly adhering to recommended COVID-19 safety protocols to keep both guests and staff safe. They are ready to welcome you for on-site patio tasting or pick up your favourites to go.

For now, please remember to stick close to home and be a Considerate Craft Beer Consumer. Let us each do our part now, so we can explore BC again, soon. We’re all in this together.

This spring, explore your local breweries. New Experiences are Brewing Nearby!

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