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Ontario craft beer is yours to discover

No matter where you go in our beautiful province you’ll find passionate local craft brewers waiting to invite you into their communities, to introduce you to local ingredients, bold, creative new flavours, and to raise a glass to everything Ontario has to offer.

Explore the Trails

The Ontario Craft Beer Trails, developed In collaboration with the Culinary Tourism Alliance, will take you on a beer-filled adventure in every part of the province. Add a trail to your travel plans or make a trail the whole point of your journey.

  • Brewing that’s in touch with Mother Nature awaits you in the Haliburton Highlands, Muskoka and the Ottawa Valley. Enjoy eight breweries that are intertwined with the lakes and rivers of central Northern Ontario.
  • Does anything pair better than a cold beer and cottage country? Break this trail in half with Quayle’s, Flying Monkey, Barnstormer and Red Line one day and Collingwood Brewery, Side Launch Brewing, Thornbury Village Craft Brewery and Maclean’s Ales the next.
  • Lake life meets farm life along this Huron County Craft Brew Trail. Discover an on-farm brewery, a sustainable destination brewery and those who just want to give their patrons a pint of happiness as you cruise the shores of Lake Huron.
  • With so many options in and around Toronto, you won’t finish this trail in a day! Pick 2-3 within walking distance in the East York Region or grab a DD for great brews farther afield.
  • Minutes east of Toronto, you’ll find York Durham Headwaters and wide-open spaces. Discover the breweries along this trail for a little break from the hustle and bustle.
  • Start at Indie Alehouse working South East down to Stone Hooker Brewing in Mississauga or vice versa on this trail! You’ll work your way through High Park, the heart of Kensington Market and along the shores of Lake Ontario.
  • For cutting-edge breweries that take you from city to country, check out the lineup on this passport that brings you through the cities of Hamilton and Burlington as well as Brant County.
  • Plan this trip in advance to hit up loads of great taproom events along the way. Wind down at the Royal City Brewing Co. Beer Hall at the end of the day for hit-the-spot eats inspired by the region’s rich German heritage.
  • Niagara isn’t just wine country! From the Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Benchlands, Niagara is home to some darn good beer too.
  • Work your way from west to east (or east to west) along this trail around Ottawa Valley and the Haliburton Highlands. Want to walk? Calabogie Brewing and Big Rig Brewery are within a six-minute walk of one another. If you have a DD, continue along the Ottawa River for more delicious craft beer!
  • From New Ontario Brewing in North Bay all the way up Highway 11 to Sleeping Giant in Thunder Bay, there is finely crafted Ontario beer all along this trail and getting there is half the adventure.
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    Is there any better way to reconnect with family and friends than over delicious, Ontario craft beer? The answer is a resounding “nope!” Head to these delicious destinations to discover craft brewing inspired by the province’s farmland, wild natural landscape and the people who make Ontario feel like home.
  • Not to be missed, Ontario’s other cottage country is a stunning sight to behold as you eat and drink your way across The Kawarthas, Northumberland and South Eastern Ontario. You can expect great beer, great butter tarts and great beauty.
  • Flanked by Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie, this trail leads you from Sarnia all the way to Windsor with nine different breweries to discover along the way.