A visit to Squamish is not complete without a trip to one of our local brewpubs, cidery, or other craft beverage makers.
With a variety of small boutique producers, Squamish is quickly becoming well-known in the beverage scene. When you visit, think like a local and appreciate the finer things in life. We start our day with quality coffee to fuel our adventures, break for a sugar fix to give us a boost, and later gather with friends and family to recount our tales and connect with our community.
If this sounds like your kind of scene, sample your way through good times and great bevies on the Craft Tasting Trail.
Where to go
Grab a map (new map coming soon!) and join us on a self-guided tour of Squamish’s finest beverage producers. Pick up a passport at the Visitor Centre to up the ante and earn a prize with 3 stamps or more. See below for details to sample your way throughout your stay.
A-FRAME Brewing Co.
A-FRAME is bringing BC lake #CabinVibes to Sea to Sky Country one pint at a time. Taste a flight and fill up a growler with one of their full-flavoured beers, created using modern techniques and traditional ingredients. The company is spearheaded by a family and team that is passionate about community, supporting local, getting involved, and slowing it down for a good beer.
Enjoy the lively tasting room with a full menu service and fill up a growler or two from a wide selection of craft brews. Be sure to check out their retail store with a massive selection of cans along with branded merchandise and beer-infused hot sauce.
Howe Sound Brewing Co.
Howe Sound pioneered Squamish's beer scene in 1996 and is still going strong two decades later. Come for the award-winning handcrafted ales and lagers; stay for the extensive menu and sunny patio. This is a brewery that loves connecting people over quality craft beer and has a passion for adventure in the Sea to Sky.
A locally born, unique craft cidery in downtown Squamish, Cliffside Cider serves up a variety of cider blends and craft cocktails. Discover this hidden gem in Downtown Squamish with its charming tasting room that includes a small patio, bar and table seating.
Serving up Old World and New World Apple Ciders alongside artisan seasonal features, Geo Ciders are all crafted in house, utilizing the best locally sourced ingredients. Grab some eats from the on-site Luz Taco truck as you savour the crisp flavours of these natural, gluten-free ciders.
Boozewitch Shrubs By Brujera
Boozewitch Shrubs are 'drinking vinegars' that add flavour and depth to cocktails, mocktails and food recipes. Pick up a variety of flavours at Cordelia's Locket.
Sunflower Bakery & Café
Famed for their fun, themed donuts, this downtown bakery & café offers Parallel 49 coffees as well as fresh bread, pastries, pies, sausage rolls, soup, sandwiches and salads. A perfect stop when you're exploring the tasting trail.
Fox & Oak
This community coffee and bakehouse features naturally-leavened brioche donuts and a rotating list of multiple coffee roasts that showcase changing regions, styles, and seasons.
Squamish's only small-batch craft distillery, Raincity Distillery embodies the spirit of Squamish with locally-sourced ingredients. Discover their beautiful collection of gins and vodka made from a masterfully distilled and fermented process, giving each a premium and distinct flavour.
Craft Tasting Trail Map
Plot your visits with our handy Craft Tasting Trail map.
NEW MAP COMING SOON!
Craft Tasting Trail Passport Program
Pick up a passport and join in the fun! The Craft Tasting Trail Passport program is a great way to explore our beverage scene and discover new favourites. No purchase is required but having fun and staying safe are a must, so be sure you make a plan.
Passports are available from the Squamish Adventure Centre or at any of the participating makers. Collect stamps from each location throughout your stay and receive one of the following prizes from the Visitor Centre*:
Got 3-5 stamps? Claim your #ExploreSquamish mini carabiner
Got 6-9 stamps? Claim your branded bottle opener
Got 10 or more? Claim your coveted branded camping mug and a hearty congratulations!
*One passport and one prize per person*
Explore the BC Ale Trail
An array of world-class breweries in Squamish and throughout British Columbia are waiting to be discovered amid spectacular wilderness and scenery, along with a wide range of outdoor activities and urban experiences. Arrive thirsty, and leave inspired.