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BC Travel Tuesday: Week 2 Howe Sound Inn & Brewing

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 2:00pm PDT
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Last Tuesday I launched a new 10-week series with where we’ll be celebrating the best in local travel while offering up weekly giveaways for BC residents.
backyardbc is a new travel website designed specifically for residents of British Columbia. Essentially a “be a tourist in your own backyard” program, participating hotels & resorts offer residents of BC exclusive rates and specials, designed to motivate BCers to travel more within the Province. Each offer has its own unique reservation code, and all bookings are done directly with our hotel and resort partners. Visit backyardbc online, on Twitter, or Facebook and see more of BC!

The winner of “Week 1: Delta Ocean Pointe in Victoria” is Tamara (she has been contacted by email). This week’s featured property is just 45-minutes away from Vancouver along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway. It’s a beautiful local getaway in a tranquil community and this prize would definitely be ideal for beer-lovers. John and I stayed in the quaint, comfortable Inn above the brewery last summer.

Howe Sound Brewing
Photo credit: Howe Sound Brewing on Flickr

Howe Sound Brewery Tour in Squamish, B.C. Howe Sound Brewery Tour in Squamish, B.C.
Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Howe Sound Inn & Brewing
Website, Twitter, Facebook, backyardbc listing
Location: 37801 Cleveland Ave, Squamish, BC
About: Howe Sound Inn & Brewing offers gorgeous views of the Stawamus Chief, Western Canada’s premiere rock climbing venue. They’re a minute’s walk from downtown shops, the local marina and the Squamish Estuary. The estuary offers excellent walking and running trails, and is a site for great birding opportunities all year long. The Inn offers a warm, casual atmosphere, where you can enjoy affordable accommodation, a great meal and a pint of real ale brewed on the premises.
Prize: 2 night stay in the Inn for 2 people plus a brewery tour.
Value: $250

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post and/or post the following on Twitter:

I entered this week’s @backyardbc @miss604 #bctraveltuesday contest #tt

Winners will be announced every Tuesday on the latest BC Travel Tuesday contest post until the 10 weeks are up. Gift certificates for hotel and resort stays will be sent directly to each weekly winner so they can arrange their visit personally with the property. Some restrictions apply, based on availability.

Update The winner is Cliff! Congratulations!

View all posts in the series by following or subscribing to my BCTravelTuesday tag. Open to all residents of BC. Must be 19+ for this contest at the brewery.

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  1. Erin says:

    My boyfriend and I would love this.

  2. Renfrew says:

    Beer! After a lovely drive. Perfect.

  3. Jenny says:

    beer and hiking. Great combo

  4. Rob says:

    Haven’t been here in years, but love the beer!

  5. Susan says:

    Sounds like fun and a trip off of the Island is always good for giving a person perspective!

  6. Rachel says:

    Any contest with beer is great in my book!

  7. Janna says:

    Sounds like a fantastic getaway! And there’s beer!

  8. vanessa paine says:

    Ahh sounds wonderful I need a vacation soo bad

  9. Ev says:

    Sounds terrific!

  10. thesehappydays says:

    I love this backyardbc series! I tweeted:

  11. Danielle Scott says:

    Would love to go!

  12. SW says:

    Sounds like an awesome getaway!

  13. phy says:

    Beer on a patio, can’t go wrong there.

  14. Anne says:

    Sounds like a great getaway.

  15. Maya says:

    This is awesome. Great posts!

  16. Beni says:

    This sounds wonderful!

  17. Jessica says:

    The perfect gift for my boyfriend who has worked so hard to finish his Masters with top marks!

  18. Teresa says:

    I’d love to go here!

  19. Nicole says:

    THis sounds like an amazing mini getaway

  20. Jason says:

    Looks great! Sign me up.

  21. Jeremy says:

    I would definitely enjoy this getaway!

  22. Jen says:

    Such a gorgeous area, I would love to visit the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing πŸ™‚

  23. David says:

    I love their brews!

  24. liz says:

    What a wonderful idea for a weekend retreat away from the kids.

  25. Teresa says:

    That’s a great contest series!

  26. Darcy says:

    This would be a great weekend get a way!
    Love their beer:)

  27. Gerald says:

    Beer and birding! How great is that!

  28. This would be a great prize to celebrate our 20th Anniversary!

    Howe Sound has great beer and I love their big bottles with the closure…not that we’ve ever had any left over till the next day.

    My husband gets one from Santa every year:)

  29. Shana says:

    Would love love love this getaway for my husband and I. With two preschoolers, a getaway and beer sound fantastic!

  30. Richard says:

    Brewery tour? Count me in!

  31. Laura says:

    This would be a great way to celebrate the beginning of spring weather (fingers crossed)

  32. Brad says:

    We’d love to go. Hope they have room for puppy.

  33. Landon says:

    Great contest. I enjoy many of Howe Sound’s beers and would enjoy visiting the brewery/inn!

  34. stacey dempsey says:

    oh i used to live in whistler and have alot of friends up that way , would love to visit again

  35. Serena Debolt says:

    The tour would be fantastic!

  36. Maryanne says:

    This sounds like a much needed getaway!

  37. Cheryl says:

    Oh oh oh I am finished school on Wednesday and I love Howe Sound beer! I am a bit of beer geek! I have only been there once and it was only for one beer. This would be an amazing break after a long year of University! Please pick me! I wonder if the King Heffy will be back this summer? I also just read about the Bailout bitter and would love to try it! Cheers! Wish me luck on my last final tomorrow!

  38. Jeanie says:

    Sounds really nice πŸ™‚

  39. dyena says:

    Sounds fantastic!

  40. MaryAnn says:

    What a wonderfull trip, so nice up that way, would be a great weekend to spend with someone special!

  41. Jennifer says:

    My husband just started to brew his own beer, so this would be the perfect place to visit for him…that and the added bonus that his son lives in the area, so we could all have a wicked dinner together.

  42. Don says:

    A nice few days of R&R would be very welcome!

  43. Gemma Winter says:

    Never been on a Brewery tour but always wanted to. The place looks and sounds gorgeous =)

  44. lindawwww says:

    Sounds like a wonderful place to stay. I would love to win this prize.

  45. Katie says:

    Would love to check it out

  46. Lori says:

    Would love to spend more time in that area πŸ˜€

  47. Gazza says:

    Cheers I would love this!

  48. Tooth Fairy says:

    Squamish has sure expanded since old skool days! I would really welcome a sweet local getaway, believe me!! Ò˜º

  49. Muckymoo says:

    The brewery tour would be most interesting. Great contest!

  50. Linda says:

    Haven’t done a brewery tour or stayed at an “inn” yet. This sounds fun.

  51. Sherry says:

    I haven’t been here yet! What a great getaway.

  52. Jas says:

    Wine tour, yum!

  53. Vanessa says:

    Oh PLEASE! ME!

  54. Brad says:

    The place looks beautiful. My wife and I love a good beer, but we can’t afford the beer right now! Hope we can win this one – might even help to keep the romance alive!!

  55. Phoenix says:

    My boyfriend and I would love this! We have been trying to scrounge up money for a cheap spring/summer weekend get a way! Oh and we both love beer πŸ˜€

  56. Dave K. says:

    I’d love to spend some time exploring the Squamish area.

  57. amanda says:

    great program !!

  58. Stephanie A. says:

    This would be great if I could win this!

    What you are doing is a great job with the site! We need more local deals!

  59. Kevin says:

    I hope they have some Winter Ale left!

  60. Susie says:

    It sounds like the ideal weekend getaway. Lovely!

  61. Jim says:

    Staying at a brewery sounds like fun.

  62. Carol says:

    What an interesting package. Great contest.

  63. Mmmm, beer. Sounds like a great getaway!

  64. Linda says:

    This would be awesome!!

  65. Brad2 says:

    Looks like a great place to getaway.

  66. Erin says:

    This is such an awesome contest! I love the 2 areas you’ve chosen so far! And the Howe Sounds Brewery has the BEST burgers!

  67. ashlee says:

    My husband would love this πŸ™‚

  68. Cliff says:

    That would be a great weekend getaway

  69. Brenda says:

    I’m a beer newbie so this would be a great way to learn more

  70. wono99 says:

    great beer, would be a great weekend!

  71. Jennifer M. says:

    The brewery tour is such an awesome bonus!!

  72. Becky says:

    How neat! A great weekend getaway, beer, and outdoor adventures. What else could you ask for?!

  73. Alakitten says:

    Good Prize, can’t lose with beer πŸ˜€

  74. Laura says:

    What a nice getaway!

  75. Lisa says:

    Wow, looks like a beautiful place. My husband and I would love to win this. Thank you.

  76. Kira says:

    Love Squamish and this brew pub when I lived there… I’d love to move back soon πŸ™‚ This would be awesome to win this for a quick trip up!

  77. Ashley says:

    I love this pub! Every summer we stop over after hiking the Chief! I can’t get enough of Howe Sound’s beer. Sounds like an amazing prize!

  78. Chris says:

    This looks amazing!

  79. David D. says:

    Would love this one!

  80. Mae says:

    Such beautiful views from Howe Sound.

  81. Chris says:

    They have beer cheddar soup at the Howe Sound Brewery. I want to go to there.

  82. Rebecca says:

    This would be so great!

  83. Tracy says:

    Awesome, would love to go!

  84. Megan says:

    My friend and I would love this, we need some time away.

  85. Julie says:

    I love beer!!!!

  86. Hanna says:

    howe sound brewery is the best, can’t drive through squish w/o stopping

  87. Lindsay says:

    mmmm beer

  88. RajuS says:

    I’ve never been to Howe Sound!

  89. Linda says:

    this place looks amazing!

  90. Hayley says:

    this sounds so relaxing!

  91. Michelle.M says:

    I’ve never been to Howe Sound! and I love beer!

  92. Meghan says:

    This would be a welcome retreat–great way to experience Squamish and Howe Sound Brewing!

  93. Emma says:

    This would be so nice!

  94. Raia says:

    Howe Sound looks beautiful, I love the idea of the brewery downstairs!

  95. Brenda says:

    Wow this looks awesome!

  96. Robin says:

    Love the pub, would love to try the restaurant!

  97. Rich says:

    MMMMMM BEER, looks great!

  98. Iain says:

    Nothing says romance like beer.

  99. Yutaka says:

    a beer getaway! how awesome is that?!

  100. T. King says:

    a beer getaway sounds fabulous!

  101. Kristen says:

    sounds amazing!

  102. Maggie says:

    Sounds like a perfect getaway!

  103. Sita says:

    Oh this would be so nice, my friend stopped here on her way back from Whistler and raved about the beer and food choices!!

  104. Greg says:

    brewery + inn = good!

  105. Abigail says:

    mmm yummy!

  106. Michelle Williamson says:

    I’m new to BC, so this would be perfect for me!

  107. Manuel says:

    can’t think of much better prize than a stay in a hotel and beer!!

  108. Lucywog says:

    Love the beer, love the inn. Pick me, pick me!

  109. Emily H says:

    Ohhh!!! Sounds like fun!

  110. Tiffany says:

    Sounds like a fun weekend getaway.

  111. Debra says:

    Sounds wonderful πŸ™‚

  112. Brandi says:

    Looks like fun!!

  113. Katie says:

    Great contest! I love staycations – we did one in Whistler recently and had a blast.

  114. Derek says:

    Would love this. Count me in!

  115. Alice says:

    Great opportunity to see how great BC is and taste why our beers are getting to be well known!

  116. Caroline says:

    I would love to win this as I have never explored Squamish.

  117. Romey says:

    Pick me! Pick me! πŸ™‚

  118. Gina says:

    I’m impressed by what I’ve read about Howe Sound’s conservancy efforts!

  119. Sunshine G says:

    So much beer, so little time!

  120. Andrea says:

    Howe Sound Brewery is fantastic!

  121. Andrea says:

    Howe Sound Brewery is fantastic!

  122. Brianna says:

    Great contest! Fingers crossed! Thank You!

  123. kickpleat says:

    I love local beers and would love to visit their brewery!!

  124. Martha says:

    sounds fun!!

  125. Rasna says:

    would love to this – sounds fantastic!

  126. Elie says:

    yes beer!

  127. Susan says:

    Yay! I love exploring my own backyard!

  128. AJ says:

    My partner and live in Vancouver and are looking for more ways to eco-travel! Yay for traveling local!!

  129. Rachael says:

    Love the Howe Sound Brewery.

  130. Mav says:

    Thinking this could be it!

  131. Heather says:

    I would love this getaway!

  132. Selma says:

    Amazing Beer and Location! This province has so much too offer.

  133. Fila says:

    I wan’t to go!:)

  134. Fiona T says:

    Wow, this looks great!

  135. Rachel says:

    I would love to celebrate my birthday there! Please. πŸ˜‰

  136. Andrea says:

    I’d love to go here with my bf! Then we could rate the restaurant on our food blog πŸ™‚

  137. Chris says:

    Count me in!

  138. Hilary says:

    Love Howe Sound Brewing! The food and the beer are amazing. It’s worth the drive to Squamish for sure.

  139. Selina says:

    I would love to go!!

  140. Kathy says:

    I need a Staycation!

  141. cole says:

    sounds great, would love to go!

  142. Jocelyn says:

    An HSB Hefeweizen would’ve been brilliant with the Easter ham! Now you’ve gone and got me all dreaming of beer-and-food pairings…

  143. Kelly says:

    it would be great for a lil staycation

  144. Tom says:

    This looks great.

  145. Nathan says:

    Wooo! Look at all of these people interested in beer and the Howe Sound Inn/ Brewery! If anyone has anymore questions please feel free to contact me anytime. Nothing we like more then people coming up for a visit/tasting/tour. πŸ™‚

    Good luck to everyone in the contest.

    Nathan Rayment
    Howe Sound Brewing Co.

  146. Julia says:

    Would love to win a tasting a tour!

  147. Tracey Flattes says:

    Didn’t win last week’s, so let’s try again this week!

  148. Richie says:

    love my beer!

  149. Ella says:

    My husband would love this – and I would love to surprise him with the trip away!

  150. Curtis says:

    lovely πŸ™‚

  151. Laura says:

    This would be great! A perfect getaway for my hard working hubby!

  152. Maria K says:

    Nice getaway close to home. I’d love the inn and my boyfriend would love the beer.

  153. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

    This contest is now closed. Please check out this week’s getaway giveaway.

  154. Mary says:

    ive never done a tour of a brewery before

  155. Chantelle R says:

    Would love to go!

  156. This would be a great little get away for my wife and I. Fingers crossed!

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