BC Travel Tuesday: Week 2 Howe Sound Inn & Brewing

Comments 158 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last Tuesday I launched a new 10-week series with backyardbc.com 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 http://bit.ly/bctraveltuesday2

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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158 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. ErinTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 2:00pm PDT

    My boyfriend and I would love this.

  2. RenfrewTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 2:02pm PDT

    Beer! After a lovely drive. Perfect.

  3. JennyTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 2:04pm PDT

    beer and hiking. Great combo

  4. RobTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 2:06pm PDT

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

  5. SusanTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 2:11pm PDT

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

  6. RachelTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 2:15pm PDT

    Any contest with beer is great in my book!

  7. JannaTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 2:17pm PDT

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

  8. vanessa paineTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 2:23pm PDT

    Ahh sounds wonderful I need a vacation soo bad

  9. EvTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 2:25pm PDT

    Sounds terrific!

  10. thesehappydaysTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 2:28pm PDT

    I love this backyardbc series! I tweeted: http://twitter.com/thesehappydays/status/60454515643654145

  11. Danielle ScottTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 2:29pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  12. SWTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 2:50pm PDT

    Sounds like an awesome getaway!

  13. phyTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 2:52pm PDT

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

  14. AnneTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 2:56pm PDT

    Sounds like a great getaway.

  15. MayaTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 3:25pm PDT

    This is awesome. Great posts!

  16. BeniTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 3:26pm PDT

    This sounds wonderful!

  17. JessicaTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 3:54pm PDT

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

  18. TeresaTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 4:19pm PDT

    I’d love to go here!

  19. NicoleTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 4:27pm PDT

    THis sounds like an amazing mini getaway

  20. JasonTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 4:31pm PDT

    Looks great! Sign me up.

  21. JeremyTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 4:32pm PDT

    I would definitely enjoy this getaway!

  22. JenTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 4:32pm PDT

    Such a gorgeous area, I would love to visit the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. DavidTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 4:46pm PDT

    I love their brews!

  24. lizTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 4:47pm PDT

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

  25. TeresaTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 4:47pm PDT

    That’s a great contest series!

  26. DarcyTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 4:51pm PDT

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

  27. GeraldTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 4:58pm PDT

    Beer and birding! How great is that!

  28. Lori-Vancouver BCTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 5:10pm PDT

    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. ShanaTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 5:46pm PDT

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

  30. RichardTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 5:52pm PDT

    Brewery tour? Count me in!

  31. LauraTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 6:00pm PDT

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

  32. BradTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 6:04pm PDT

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

  33. LandonTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 6:21pm PDT

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

  34. stacey dempseyTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 6:42pm PDT

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

  35. Serena DeboltTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 6:58pm PDT

    The tour would be fantastic!

  36. MaryanneTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 7:00pm PDT

    This sounds like a much needed getaway!

  37. CherylTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 7:01pm PDT

    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. JeanieTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 7:07pm PDT

    Sounds really nice ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. dyenaTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 7:30pm PDT

    Sounds fantastic!

  40. MaryAnnTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 7:34pm PDT

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

  41. JenniferTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 7:36pm PDT

    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. DonTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 7:40pm PDT

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

  43. Gemma WinterTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 7:41pm PDT

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

  44. lindawwwwTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 7:45pm PDT

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

  45. KatieTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 7:56pm PDT

    Would love to check it out

  46. LoriTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 8:09pm PDT

    Would love to spend more time in that area ๐Ÿ˜€

  47. GazzaTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 8:26pm PDT

    Cheers I would love this!

  48. Tooth FairyTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 8:28pm PDT

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

  49. Tooth FairyTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 8:28pm PDT

    sweetly tweeted it!

  50. MuckymooTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 8:35pm PDT

    The brewery tour would be most interesting. Great contest!

  51. LindaTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 9:16pm PDT

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

  52. SherryTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 9:22pm PDT

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

  53. JasTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 9:36pm PDT

    Wine tour, yum!

  54. VanessaTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 10:43pm PDT

    Oh PLEASE! ME!

  55. BradTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 10:49pm PDT

    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!!

  56. PhoenixTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 11:02pm PDT

    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 ๐Ÿ˜€

  57. Dave K.Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 11:07pm PDT

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

  58. amandaTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 11:55pm PDT

    great program !!

  59. Stephanie A.Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 12:44am PDT

    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!

  60. KevinWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 1:26am PDT

    I hope they have some Winter Ale left!

  61. SusieWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 6:52am PDT

    It sounds like the ideal weekend getaway. Lovely!

  62. JimWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 7:44am PDT

    Staying at a brewery sounds like fun.

  63. CarolWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 7:45am PDT

    What an interesting package. Great contest.

  64. Kristi FergusonWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 8:22am PDT

    Mmmm, beer. Sounds like a great getaway!

  65. LindaWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 8:27am PDT

    This would be awesome!!

  66. Brad2Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 8:55am PDT

    Looks like a great place to getaway.

  67. ErinWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 8:59am PDT

    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!

  68. Sandra SWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 9:26am PDT

    Nice!! http://twitter.com/#!/Sandra516/status/60740887675801600

  69. ashleeWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 9:37am PDT

    My husband would love this ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. CliffWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 9:47am PDT

    That would be a great weekend getaway

  71. BrendaWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 9:53am PDT

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

  72. wono99Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 10:30am PDT

    great beer, would be a great weekend!

  73. Jennifer M.Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 10:36am PDT

    The brewery tour is such an awesome bonus!!

  74. BeckyWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 10:52am PDT

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

  75. AlakittenWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 11:14am PDT

    Good Prize, can’t lose with beer ๐Ÿ˜€

  76. LauraWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 11:30am PDT

    What a nice getaway!

  77. LisaWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 11:49am PDT

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

  78. KiraWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 11:59am PDT

    Love Squamish and this brew pub when I lived there… I’d love to move back soon ๐Ÿ™‚ This would be awesome to win this for a quick trip up!

  79. AshleyWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 1:05pm PDT

    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!

  80. ChrisWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 1:09pm PDT

    This looks amazing!

  81. David D.Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 1:42pm PDT

    Would love this one!

  82. MaeWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 1:59pm PDT

    Such beautiful views from Howe Sound.

  83. ChrisWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 5:59pm PDT

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

  84. RebeccaWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 6:14pm PDT

    This would be so great!

  85. TracyWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 6:53pm PDT

    Awesome, would love to go!

  86. MeganWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 6:59pm PDT

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

  87. JulieWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 8:11pm PDT

    I love beer!!!!

  88. HannaWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 9:15pm PDT

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

  89. LindsayWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 9:42pm PDT

    mmmm beer

  90. RajuSWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 11:27pm PDT

    I’ve never been to Howe Sound!

  91. LindaThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 8:09am PDT

    this place looks amazing!

  92. HayleyThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 9:05am PDT

    this sounds so relaxing!

  93. Michelle.MThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 10:17am PDT

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

  94. MeghanThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 10:37am PDT

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

  95. EmmaThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 10:43am PDT

    This would be so nice!

  96. RaiaThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 11:07am PDT

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

  97. BrendaThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 11:26am PDT

    Wow this looks awesome!

  98. RobinThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 11:52am PDT

    Love the pub, would love to try the restaurant!

  99. RichThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 12:25pm PDT

    MMMMMM BEER, looks great!

  100. IainThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 1:33pm PDT

    Nothing says romance like beer.

  101. YutakaThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 2:11pm PDT

    a beer getaway! how awesome is that?!

  102. T. KingThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 3:04pm PDT

    a beer getaway sounds fabulous!

  103. KristenThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 3:44pm PDT

    sounds amazing!

  104. MaggieThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 4:01pm PDT

    Sounds like a perfect getaway!

  105. SitaThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 4:12pm PDT

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

  106. GregThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 4:26pm PDT

    brewery + inn = good!

  107. AbigailThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 6:17pm PDT

    mmm yummy!

  108. Michelle WilliamsonThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 6:37pm PDT

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

  109. ManuelThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 10:25pm PDT

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

  110. LucywogThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 11:23pm PDT

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

  111. Emily HFriday, April 22nd, 2011 — 11:50am PDT

    Ohhh!!! Sounds like fun!

  112. TiffanyFriday, April 22nd, 2011 — 1:35pm PDT

    Sounds like a fun weekend getaway.

  113. DebraFriday, April 22nd, 2011 — 7:10pm PDT

    Sounds wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

  114. BrandiFriday, April 22nd, 2011 — 11:32pm PDT

    Looks like fun!!

  115. KatieSaturday, April 23rd, 2011 — 8:38am PDT

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

  116. DerekSaturday, April 23rd, 2011 — 8:44am PDT

    Would love this. Count me in!

  117. AliceSaturday, April 23rd, 2011 — 1:25pm PDT

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

  118. CarolineSaturday, April 23rd, 2011 — 4:16pm PDT

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

  119. RomeySaturday, April 23rd, 2011 — 4:56pm PDT

    Pick me! Pick me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  120. GinaSaturday, April 23rd, 2011 — 8:21pm PDT

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

  121. Sunshine GSaturday, April 23rd, 2011 — 9:50pm PDT

    So much beer, so little time!

  122. AndreaSunday, April 24th, 2011 — 7:44am PDT

    Howe Sound Brewery is fantastic!

  123. AndreaSunday, April 24th, 2011 — 7:44am PDT

    Howe Sound Brewery is fantastic!

  124. BriannaSunday, April 24th, 2011 — 8:56am PDT

    Great contest! Fingers crossed! Thank You!

  125. kickpleatSunday, April 24th, 2011 — 1:08pm PDT

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

  126. MarthaSunday, April 24th, 2011 — 4:59pm PDT

    sounds fun!!

  127. RasnaSunday, April 24th, 2011 — 6:13pm PDT

    would love to this – sounds fantastic!

  128. ElieSunday, April 24th, 2011 — 10:03pm PDT

    yes beer!

  129. SusanMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 9:42am PDT

    Yay! I love exploring my own backyard!

  130. AJMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 10:19am PDT

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

  131. RachaelMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 10:29am PDT

    Love the Howe Sound Brewery.

  132. MavMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 11:34am PDT

    Thinking this could be it!

  133. HeatherMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 12:06pm PDT

    I would love this getaway!

  134. SelmaMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 2:30pm PDT

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

  135. FilaMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 4:46pm PDT

    I wan’t to go!:)

  136. Fiona TMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 4:54pm PDT

    Wow, this looks great!

  137. RachelMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 5:19pm PDT

    I would love to celebrate my birthday there! Please. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  138. AndreaMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 5:28pm PDT

    I’d love to go here with my bf! Then we could rate the restaurant on our food blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  139. ChrisMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 8:53pm PDT

    Count me in!

  140. HilaryMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 9:09pm PDT

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

  141. SelinaMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 9:37pm PDT

    I would love to go!!

  142. KathyMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 10:11pm PDT

    I need a Staycation!

  143. coleMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 10:49pm PDT

    sounds great, would love to go!

  144. JocelynMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 11:09pm PDT

    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…

  145. KellyTuesday, April 26th, 2011 — 3:57am PDT

    it would be great for a lil staycation

  146. TomTuesday, April 26th, 2011 — 10:36am PDT

    This looks great.

  147. NathanTuesday, April 26th, 2011 — 11:27am PDT

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good luck to everyone in the contest.

    Nathan Rayment
    Howe Sound Brewing Co.
    [email protected].

  148. JuliaTuesday, April 26th, 2011 — 11:46am PDT

    Would love to win a tasting a tour!

  149. Tracey FlattesTuesday, April 26th, 2011 — 11:46am PDT

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

  150. RichieTuesday, April 26th, 2011 — 12:05pm PDT

    love my beer!

  151. EllaTuesday, April 26th, 2011 — 12:48pm PDT

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

  152. CurtisTuesday, April 26th, 2011 — 12:48pm PDT

    lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  153. LauraTuesday, April 26th, 2011 — 1:16pm PDT

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

  154. Maria KTuesday, April 26th, 2011 — 3:36pm PDT

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

  155. Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 Rebecca BollwittTuesday, April 26th, 2011 — 4:32pm PDT

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

  156. MaryWednesday, April 27th, 2011 — 3:06pm PDT

    ive never done a tour of a brewery before

  157. Chantelle RSaturday, April 30th, 2011 — 9:26pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  158. Duncan StephenMonday, May 9th, 2011 — 11:13pm PDT

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

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