Craft Beer, Wine, Cider & Spirits
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We want to guide you through the interesting world of wine, cider, beer, spirits, and how they work with food. We provide entertaining and informative training, presentations, and teachings catered to your group, interests, tastes, and location. Consider us for corporate team building, private tasting events, staff training for producers, hotels/resorts, restaurants, and retail, and any number of presentations for festivals, events, or conferences.
Free Tour & Tasting (reservations recommended)
Our doors, to our new Sidney waterfront distillery, opened to the public May 2016. Our tour and tastings guide you through the entire distillation process and around two gleaming copper pot stills. From selecting the botanicals, to the blending and bottling, to the hand-numbering of each small batch, each step is a labour of love. Come for an intimate look in one of BC’s finest artisan distilleries. Following a tour, visitors are invited to taste all our premium spirits neat (including our award winning Victoria Gin).
West Coast Brewery Tours
20% Off Group Bookings or $10 Off per Individual BookingExperience craft beer at its very best! Join West Coast Brewery Tours for a unique behind the scenes look into Victoria’s finest craft breweries. Enjoy full transportation while touring local breweries, with plenty of delicious craft beer samples at each brewery! This is the perfect tour to meet fellow beer lovers, make new friends and discover the art of craft beer from the best brewers in the business…oh, and did we mention you get to drink fresh locally-crafted beer?!
10% Off Food and non-alcoholic beverages
Victoria’s Brewpub and best rated patio. Enjoy Handcrafted beer, locally sourced food and live music. With a pub, a lounge, a dining room, patios, knowledgeable staff and free parking, it’s a perfect place to share good times with friends and family of all ages! The timeless waterfront location, soaring timber frame and rustic brick architecture at CANOE create a vibrant and versatile atmosphere for gatherings large or small.
The Rolling Barrel
Operating in the downtown core The Rolling Barrel offers a group pedal pub crawl for up to 15 people. They stop and visit 3 or 4 popular pubs over a 2-hour tour. Each stop provides a special offer for The Rolling Barrel guests. To keep the good times going between stops passengers dance to the music, take photos and have fun playing games the staff provide. To comply with local regulations no drinks will be served during Barrel tours, other than water.
Island Time Tours
We specialize in custom tours for 4 passengers to hundreds, showcasing the beautiful Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands. Year round service. Everything from private 1.5 hour long city tours to perhaps a visit to the spectacular Butchart Gardens any time of day or season. We offer day tours departing daily, Thursday, Friday and Saturday to our wine country and Saltspring Island. Reservations recommended. Convention pre & post tours, yes we can!
*Discounted tours are as follows:
$5 off Butchart Gardens tour shuttle;
$3 off city tours;
$20 off Cowichan wine tours;
$20 off Salt Spring Island tours (min 4 people).
Canadian Craft Tours
Daily wine tours from downtown Victoria. Join us for 3-4 of the wineries in the Cowichan Valley and along the peninsula. Your premium Bus Tour includes: Round trip transportation from Downtown Victoria, wine geek tour guide, wine samples at all locations, handheld wine guide to help you remember the grapes you loved the most.
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Free Short Flight
Sea Cider is a farm-based cidery located on the Saanich Peninsula just minutes from Victoria, on Vancouver Island. Our ten acre farm is home to over 1,300 apple trees, made up of over 50 varieties of heritage apples. Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse has also become one of the top agri-tourism attractions in Victoria and Vancouver Island. Relax at our ciderhouse, and drink in the panoramic water views overlooking our orchard across the Haro Straight to James Island.