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Can you really take transit to all five Port Coquitlam breweries?

Local breweries are participating in the BC Ale Trail tasting passport program throughout February.

Craft beer enthusiasts are being encouraged to check out five Port Coquitlam breweries this month.

Although every brewery is accessible by vehicle, the idea is to take transit to visit the local businesses — and possibly win great beer-themed prizes along the way.

The North of the Fraser Ale Trail Tasting Passport is one of five special promotions running in Metro Vancouver throughout February in collaboration with West Coast Food and TransLink.

But is getting to Port Coquitlam breweries really an easy task given that its breweries aren't a few blocks from the SkyTrain like many of those in Port Moody?

Even Mariner Brewing, also on the North of the Fraser trail, is just a short walk from Coquitlam Central Station (1100 Lansdowne Dr.).

Well, the answer is, "Yes, you can take transit to get to a Port Coquitlam brewery."

You'll need the TransLink trip planner to plan your route. 

However, the Dine the Line transit itinerary has worked out the distance and stops to make it easy.

Even Brad West, mayor of Port Coquitlam, is behind the beer crawl.

"This is a fun way to explore the craft beer and distillery community in Port Coquitlam," said West, noting that Provincial Spirits is another craft cocktail business that opened recently in the city.

"Our residents have embraced our local craft brewers and distillery, and we're sure this broader audience will enjoy all that our community has to offer."

Get a passport to win prizes

You can pick up a passport at one of the 11 participating breweries in Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Burnaby and New Westminster, and plan your tasting tour using the Dine the Line transit itinerary.

Port Moody breweries have their own passport, called the Port Moody Ale Trail.

After earning six unique stamps along the North of the Fraser Ale Trail, drop off the completed ballot at a participating business to enter to win a staycation prize package and beer themed swag.

The random prize draw will take place following the contest period once all of the completed passports have been collected.

Try out these five PoCo breweries

Those choosing not to consume alcohol can also participate by purchasing swag, food and/or non-alcoholic drinks.

The Port Coquitlam breweries along the North of the Fraser Ale Trail are also accessible by bike along the 25-km Traboulay PoCo Trail that encircles the community.

Here's list of participating establishments (in alphabetical order), along with nearby bus stops and walking time: 

Boardwalk Brewing

  • 2155-575 Seaborne Ave.
  • Stop: Freemont Connector @ Seaborne Pl.
  • Walking: Five minutes

Northpaw Brewing

  • 2150-570 Sherling Pl.
  • Stop: Freemont Connector @ Seaborne Pl.
  • Walking: One minute

Patina Brewing

  • 2332 Marpole Ave.
  • Stop: Wilson Ave. @ Bury Ave.
  • Walking: Two minutes
  • Website:

Taylight Brewing

  • 402-1485 Coast Meridian Rd.
  • Stop: Mary Hill Bypass @ Broadway
  • Walking: Eight minutes

Tinhouse Brewing

  • 2140-550 Sherling Pl.
  • Stop: Freemont Connector @ Seaborne Pl.
  • Walking: Five minutes
  • Website: