“Four seasons of fun” is new a collaboration between Castanet and Travel Penticton showcasing what Penticton has to offer all year round. Watch for it every Monday morning.
It may be a little chilly for a mountain hike, but one trail open year-round is the Penticton Ale Trail.
Kim Lawton, the Penticton Ale Trail manager and Cannery Brewing Company marketing director, said the “beautiful thing” about breweries is they’re open all year-round, making them a fun “adventure” for those looking to stay local and stay busy. And with the Penticton Ale Trail, visiting all of Penticton’s breweries has never been more fun!
“You can enjoy breweries all year long,” she said. “All seven breweries (Bad Tattoo, Barley Mill, Cannery Brewing, Highway 97, Neighbourhood, Slackwater and Tin Whistle) are open, which is great. With each brewery you visit, you can grab a passport and enter for a chance to win a quarterly prize pack. It’s about a $500 prize value, which is really cool.”
Those prize packs, she added, are loaded with perks from local businesses. Draws are done quarterly.
“You can just make a goal to visit each of the breweries,” she said. “We do it ongoingly.”
For the first quarter of 2021, the prize includes a night’s stay at the Penticton Ramada, a growler fill at each breweries, and lots of swag.
And with hopes of less restrictions surrounding inter-provincial travel for the summer, be sure to download the BC Ale Trail app, which will give you access to nearly 200 craft breweries across the province.
Visit bcaletrail.ca for more information on the Penticton Ale Trail and BC Ale Trail.
Lawton added breweries are a great place to bring a board game and enjoy a game or two with your social bubble, as many of the breweries in Penticton are family-friendly.