Named Canada’s Craft Beer Capital by the travel guide Lonely Planet, Penticton is home to more breweries per capita than any other Canadian city, with eight award-winning breweries to explore.

Step inside a casual tap room and grab a bite at the end of a day; many have picturesque seasonal patio spaces, plus local musicians and performers pop in regularly to enhance the atmosphere.

Self-guided brewery tours are available for delegates, spouses and partners, and off-site gatherings or taproom buy outs can be arranged for socializing or business networking at Neighbourhood Brewing, Slackwater Brewing, Cannery Brewing, and others along Penticton’s Ale Trail. A great team-building option: learn to brew your own beer!

What goes better with beer?

Pizza, nachos, burritos – several brewpubs are known for their unique creations to pair with a local lager or IPA. You’ll find them as you make your way through Penticton’s Beer Blocks along the Penticton Ale Trail.

The abundance of seasonal fruit means you may find a limited release of cherry sour or peach ale, alongside classic porters, wheat beers, saisons, and Hefeweizens. 

Craft Breweries in Penticton

Most breweries are an easy walk from meeting spaces and accommodations; conference attendees can make their way to an end-of-day fuel-free craft beer experience.

Schedule your conference or business meetings at the right time, and your team can celebrate success at the Okanagan Fest of Ale, Penticton Beer Week, or the Penticton Beer Run, or responsibly enjoy a sip outside at select parks and beaches.