Sip your way along the Kelowna and West Kelowna Ale Trail in May for a chance to win the ultimate beer-themed Weekend Getaway!

Our popular Tasting Passport promotion returns for the month of May.

Pick up a Tasting Passport at one the participating locations (see below) and each time you visit a new location to buy a pint, some food, non-alcoholic beverage, swag, and/or beer to-go, ask for a stamp. Collect six unique stamps and be entered to win our ultimate beer-themed Weekend Getaway to Victoria.

Kelowna’s craft beer scene is a fun place to explore with a dynamic range of breweries, brewpubs, liquor stores and tap houses located in several neighbourhoods spread throughout the Kelowna and West Kelowna Ale Trail.

Rustic Reel Brewing - BC Ale Trail - Kelowna
Rustic Reel Brewing in Kelowna,BC

Fill Your Passport to Win!


How do you participate?

  1. Visit any of the participating locations listed below throughout the month of May and ask for a stamp.
  2. Once you have collected six unique stamps — including at least two from each region — hand it in at one of the participating businesses to be entered in a draw for a chance to win The Ultimate Beer-Themed Weekend Getaway to Victoria or from a selection of brewery prize packs.

Note: If you aren’t able to fill your passport by the end of May, you can still enter it for a chance to win one of the secondary prizes. Drop it off at your last stop by June 1. 

Multiple entries encouraged!

The Ultimate Beer-Themed Weekend Getaway to Victoria includes:

  • Two-night stay for two at Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub’s Guesthouses. Enjoy a welcome gift of a beer-and-chocolate pairing for two and a complimentary breakfast for two.
  • Two free passes on the Victoria Harbour Ferries’ Pickle Pub Tour
  • More prizes to be announced
Several other prize packages featuring BC Ale Trail swag, merchandise or gift cards from the participating breweries, will also be awarded. *Transportation from Victoria to Kelowna not included.

The winner of the Grand Prize is: Brandon Stone.


two people walk along the waterfront in Kelowna, BC
Kelowna Waterfront

Check out the Kelowna and West Kelowna Ale Trail for inspiration for fun ways to explore the craft beer scene locally.

Our handy four-day itinerary suggests a variety of ways to explore the Kelowna and West Kelowna Ale Trail during the tasting passport promotion.

As the largest city in the Okanagan Valley and the third largest in British Columbia, Kelowna rewards every type of traveller. This lakeside city is well known for its many beaches, golf courses and restaurants, and of course wine is a big deal here with more than 40 wineries within a 20-minute drive.

Craft beer lovers have many reasons to be excited, too. Historically, Tree Brewing was the trailblazer here (c. 1996), and while its original plant is gone now, the waterfront Kelowna Beer Institute grew out of the Tree brand. Plus, Tree’s legacy has led to a whole forest of new breweries sprouting in the North End Brewery District. Currently, there are seven breweries within walking distance there.

Bowling at Freddy's Brewpub in Kelowna, BC
Freddy’s Brewpub in Kelowna, BC

Like to bowl while sipping craft beer? There are actually two different breweries in Kelowna where you can try to bag a turkey (three strikes in a row): the recently renovated Freddy’s Brewpub and BNA Brewing, which is based in a gorgeous, historic building in the downtown Cultural District.

Kelowna’s craft beer revolution has spread far beyond the central city, including brewery bubbles in the northeast part of the city as you head towards the airport and down south along the lakeshore to the Mission District.

Lakesider Brewing, Kelowna - BC Ale Trail
Lakesider Brewing, in West Kelowna, BC

Check out the growing craft beer community across the floating bridge in West Kelowna. Lakesider Brewing, is smack dab in the middle of wine country on Boucherie Bench overlooking Okanagan Lake, and here the focus is on crowd-pleasing classic craft beer styles. The newest brewery to open on the west side is The Hatching Post, a Wild West-themed spot with 14 taps of small-batch, carefully crafted, tank-to-tap beers — all made on site in the brewery that is playfully located in the Mortuary according to the sign above the door — along with two cider taps and a fine selection of handcrafted cocktails. Pair that with real-deal, authentic Texas-style BBQ and you have something truly unique in the Okanagan Valley. 

West Kelowna has plenty of opportunities for hiking, beaches, swimming, golf and even dog-friendly beaches along the shores of Okanagan Lake.

the tasting room at The Hatching Post - BC Ale Trail
The Hatching Post in West Kelowna, BC (provided by brewery)

Cove Lakeside Resort - supplied
The Cove Lakeside Resort in West Kelowna, BC

Accommodation Discounts in Kelowna and West Kelowna

There are plenty of great hotels and other accommodation options in the Kelowna area. Check out this page for information on Packages & Promotions that are currently available.

Where can you pick up a Passport?

The Kelowna and West Kelowna Ale Trail Tasting Passport is available for free at any of the participating businesses, as well as at local tourism Visitor Centres and some hotels.

Here is the full distribution list:

Central Kelowna
BNA Brewing
1250 Ellis St
Jackknife Brewing
727 Baillie Ave
Kelowna Beer Institute
1346 Water St
Kettle River Brewing
731 Baillie Ave
Railside Brewing
1186 High Rd
Rustic Reel Brewing
760 Vaughan Ave
Unleashed Brewing
880 Clement Ave #207
Urban Liquor
1191 Gordon Dr
Vice & Virtue Brewing
1033 Richter St


Barn Owl Brewing
102 – 4629 Lakeshore Rd
Copper Brewing
1851 Kirschner Rd #102
Freddy’s Brewpub
948 McCurdy Rd #124
Grey Fox Brewing (gluten free)
105 – 310 Hiram Walker Court
The Hatching Post
2850 Boucherie Rd, West Kelowna
Kelowna Brewing Co.
975 Academy Way #122
Lakesider Brewing
835 Anders Rd, West Kelowna
101 – 1851 Kirschner Rd
Public Liquor
1750 Pier Mac Way #301
Shore Line Brewing
3477 Lakeshore Rd #116
Wild Ambition Brewing
1 – 3314 Appaloosa Rd


The BC Ale Trail app is a useful map and informational tool for exploring local breweries. Collect points at each brewery you visit and redeem them for rewards.

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