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Northern British Columbia

Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries

Brewery (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Brewery (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

There may only be a few Northern BC breweries, but the ones that do exist are big on variety and taste. 

The Wheelhouse Brewing Company is a local craft brewery in Prince Rupert that opened its doors in 2013. Sample the tasty selection of their three beers in their tasting room which is located right on the water. On the commercial brewery side, choose from 17 different beers made by Pacific West Brewing (Prince George), whose long history of brewing dates back to 1957.

Wheelhouse Brewing Co.

The Wheelhouse Brewing Company is the vision of three friends from Prince Rupert who love sampling and making a variety of beers and wanted to share that love with the people they live with. The town has embraced the brewery and many of their three beers can be found at most setablishments around town.

Pacific West Brewing

Pacific West Brewing's wide selection of beers include an amber ale that previously won gold at the "Oscars of the Brewing Industry" – the Brewing Industry International Awards. While tours aren't available, head to one of the region's pubs to pair a beer with local west coast seafood or wild game like venison and bison.

Practical Points

  • The legal drinking age in BC is 19. Two pieces of valid I.D. are required as proof of age.

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