Ale Trails – Season 1: Episode 1 – Northern BC

‘Ale Trails’ is a doc style mini-series looking at the intersection between mountain biking and local craft breweries, and how both work to support and enhance their community.

Join us, as we explore the wilds of Northern BC, showcasing the uniqueness of Prince George, Terrace and Smithers, and meeting the proud, passionate locals who call these tight-knit communities home.



Prince George. The largest city in Northern BC has a blossoming craft beer and mountain bike scene. Between its two breweries, Trench Brewing and Distilling and CrossRoads Brewing and Distilling, and the constantly expanding Pidherny trail network, there’s enough variety to keep any seasoned rider and craft beer aficionado occupied.

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Exploring the intricate trail networks of Prince George, BC.

Smithers, nestled in the Bulkley Valley, is driven by a passionate population. Its trail system, grown from hardcore locals in the ’90s has evolved into a modern network of sustainable all-mountain trails. Its breweries, Smithers Brewing Company and Bulkley Valley Brewing, will greet you with the warm atmosphere of the North, and flavours to keep your thirst well and truly quenched.

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Smithers Brewery is the perfect place to rest after a day out on your bike.

Terrace has a history of being a very technical location but, over recent years, has utilized grants to expand and create new, mixed ability trails that allow every ability of rider to have fun. Home to Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse, the Terrace craft beer scene brings a variety of beer styles and flavours into what has typically been a very Lager-based town.

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Terrace’s mountain biking trails have something for every level of rider.

‘Ale Trails’ is a collaboration between Mountain Biking BC and the BC Ale Trail, and produced by adventure filmmakers, Ben Haggar and Mike Gamble / Cold Salt Collective.



Members of the BC Ale Trail are committed to ensuring their beers are promoted and enjoyed responsibly, by those adults who choose to consume them, for the continued prosperity of the craft beer industry in British Columbia. No one should drink alcohol, even in moderation, before operating a motor vehicle or engaging in other activities that involve attention and skill or physical risk.


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