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The BC Ale Trail reveals Vancouver Island’s “beer belt”

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Apart from being blessed with natural beauty, agricultural splendor, and some of BC’s spectacular beaches, central Vancouver Island showcases a thriving craft beer culture. A new BC Ale Trail now connects the Cowichan Valley with the city of Nanaimo and the communities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach, offering beer-loving visitors an easy way to tour the area’s best breweries.

“We are proud to be part of this excellent initiative promoting the craft beer movement that has swept the country,” says Karen Elgersma, executive director, Tourism Cowichan. “Our breweries are top-notch and we’re excited to be able to share our best-kept beer secrets with visitors.”

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