The BC Ale Trail invites you to visit these sunny patios at BC Craft Breweries

Summer is here and the time is right for sipping craft beer in the sunshine. The good news for beer lovers is that as part of Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, the provincial government has allowed many breweries to expand outdoor patios or even add new outdoor spaces. This ensures that you can enjoy summer patio season on the BC Ale Trail while staying safely distanced outside. 

Here is a sampling of some of the best patios and picnic areas at craft breweries located all around British Columbia:

Three Ranges Brewing (Valemount)
Picnic tables and other lawn furniture give this patio the feel of a beer garden. Although food isn’t available on site, customers are welcome to bring their own food or grab a wood-fired pizza from Glacier Fire Pizzeria across the street.

Three Ranges Brewing can be found on the Northern BC Ale Trail.

Canoe Brewpub on the BC Ale Trail
Canoe Brewpub’s harbourside patio in Victoria, BC

Canoe Brewpub (Victoria)
Canoe has the best patio in Victoria, if not all of BC, full stop, thanks to its setting next to the Inner Harbour below the new bridge. Add to that food from an excellent kitchen and delicious craft beer brewed on site. 

Canoe Brewpub can be found on the Victoria Ale Trail.

Howe Sound Brewing patio
Howe Sound Brewing on the Squamish Ale Trail

Howe Sound Brewing (Squamish)
The breathtaking backdrop of The Stawamus Chief has made this patio one of the best spots to sip a beer in BC since this brewpub opened in 1996.

Howe Sound Brewing can be found on the Squamish Ale Trail.

Wildeye Brewing (North Vancouver)
In addition to its large indoor tasting room, Wildeye recently opened an outdoor patio with picnic tables, shrubs and even a palm tree. 

Wildeye Brewing can be found on the Vancouver’s North Shore Ale Trail.

Parkside Brewery (Port Moody)
Most of the breweries on Brewers Row in Port Moody have outdoor spaces, but the biggest is the patio at Parkside Brewery. Now this brewery has added a second side patio for ever more outdoor seating.

Parkside Brewery can be found on the Port Moody Ale Trail.

Cannery Brewing (Penticton)
Cannery already had a patio set up, but it recently added The Backyard, a comfortable space behind the brewery that will make you feel right at home.

Cannery Brewing can be found on the Penticton Ale Trail.

Over Time Beer Works on the BC Ale Trail.

Over Time Beer Works (Kimberley)
Over Time took advantage of “time off” during the pandemic to add a comfortable patio beside the brewery, complete with a bocce pit.

Over Time Beer Works can be found on the Kootenay Rockies East Ale Trail.

Canoe Brewpub on the BC Ale Trail
The rooftop patio at Tapworks Brewing in Gibsons, BC

Tapworks Brewing (Gibsons)
Tapworks’ rooftop patio offers a spectacular setting to enjoy food and beer with views of Howe Sound.

Tapworks Brewing can be found on the Sunshine Coast Ale Trail.

Field House Brewing on the BC Ale Trail.
The Beer Lawn at Field House Brewing in Abbotsford, BC

Field House Brewing (Abbotsford)
Field House has a covered patio along with a 3000-square-foot Beer Lawn in front of the brewery.

Field House Brewing can be found on the Fraser Valley Ale Trail.

Dog Mountain Brewing on the BC Ale Trail
The rooftop patio at Dog Mountain Brewing in Port Alberni, BC

Dog Mountain Brewing (Port Alberni)
This brewery, which opened late in 2019, has a rooftop patio with stellar views of the Alberni Inlet.

Dog Mountain Brewing can be found on the Vancouver Island Ale Trail Part 2.

Know before you go

As you start to plan your summer and fall vacations on the BC Ale Trail, make sure to look up important information about the area and check on cancellation policies. Be safe and respectful as you explore our wild backyard.

Some important links:

What’s open in BC (by community)

10 ways to travel safely and responsibly

This summer, explore your local breweries and you’ll find “New Experiences are Brewing Nearby!”

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