Cheers! The Much Anticipated North of the Fraser Ale Trail has launched.

The BC Ale Trail Launches New Ale Trail
North of the Fraser

New ale trail features self-guided itinerary encourages beer lovers to visit 11 breweries from New Westminster, Burnaby, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam

The BC Ale Trail launches a new lower mainland Ale Trail on Thursday, October 28th featuring 11 breweries showcased in a curated itinerary to help beer lovers explore four communities north of the Fraser River.

Dubbed North of the Fraser Ale Trail, the four communities of New Westminster, Burnaby, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam are aligned in many ways — not just by geography, but also by their bustling craft breweries.

“We’re really excited to bring these communities together on the BC Ale Trail,” said Monica Frost, BC Ale Trail Project Lead. “Creating the North of the Fraser Ale Trail was a natural next step and brings nine established breweries onboard in a new way. We hope beer lovers spend a day or a weekend exploring the breweries, restaurants and other activities these vibrant cities have to offer.”

The BC Ale Trail is part of Destination BC’s Co-Op Marketing Program and the North of the Fraser Ale Trail brings together Tourism New Westminster, Tourism Burnaby, Tourism Coquitlam and City of Port Coquitlam to feature some of the province’s best known breweries, including the Belgian-themed Dageraad Brewing in Burnaby; New Westminster’s Steel & Oak Brewing; and Steamworks Brewery, an expanded production facility in Burnaby that grew out of the Steamworks Brewpub in downtown Vancouver.

Though the beer scene in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam is of a much more recent vintage — all six of the breweries in those cities have opened in the past four years, most recently Boardwalk Brewing in July. In fact, Coquitlam’s only brewery (so far) is Mariner Brewing, which was named after NASA’s Mariner Space Program, as well as the nearby street of the same name.

Those traveling the North of the Fraser Ale Trail will be able to visit these 11 breweries in a curated itinerary:

Another Beer Company (New Westminster)
Steel & Oak (New Westminster)
Dageraad Brewing (Burnaby)
Steamworks William Street Brewery & Taproom (Burnaby)
Studio Brewing (Burnaby)
Mariner Brewing (Coquitlam)
Boardwalk Brewing (Port Coquitlam)
Northpaw Brewing Co. (Port Coquitlam)
Patina Brewing (Port Coquitlam)
Taylight Brewing (Port Coquitlam)
Tinhouse Brewing (Port Coquitlam)

The North of the Fraser Ale Trail is just east of the Yeast Vancouver Ale Trail which comprises 14 different breweries, including R&B Brewing Co., which was recently voted winner of the 2021 BC Ale Trail Best Brewery Experience Award.

Learn more about the North of the Fraser Ale Trail by visiting

About the BC Ale Trail

The BC Ale Trail is brought to you in partnership by Destination British Columbia and the BC Craft Brewers Guild. A BC Ale Trail is a series of self-guided itineraries highlighting local craft brewery destinations and the super, natural landscapes that surround them. Explore over 180 breweries across 21 Ale Trails in five regions around the province. New experiences are brewing nearby. For more information, please visit

Media release and image provided by Lesley Chang, Beattie Tartan.

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