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Top brewery tours and trails in Ontario

A bartender walks past a freshly poured glass of craft beer.

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Here’s a list of toast-worthy brewery tours and trails on tap that are great for couples, groups of friends or solo travellers looking for a fun day trip.

All you need to do is decide whether to go all-in on a fully guided trip with a specialized tour company or draw straws for the designated driver on a self-guided adventure.

Guided brewery tours

The Beer Bus

Explore the amazing flavours of handcrafted beer on an all-inclusive brewery tour in and around Toronto, Collingwood and The Blue Mountains and in the Niagara Region.

Book a public tour or customize a private event for your group. Mash-up tours include winery, cidery and even distillery visits.

Tours go well beyond just door-to-door transportation in a comfortable bus. You’ll also get essential facts, fun backstories and onboard snacks and refreshments. Guides are all Cicerone Certified, which means they have professional knowledge, experience and skills relating to beer.

Blue Mountain & Collingwood Adventure Tours

Set out on an all-inclusive adult outing to explore beer, wine and cider in The Blue Mountain and Collingwood Area.

Choose from one of the curated packages or customize a private tour. In addition to discovering some of the local beverages, enjoy outdoor activities along the way, from hiking to waterfalls to snowshoeing in the winter.

Trips include transportation and a local tour guide.

Ride the Bine

Owners and Norfolk locals, Amanda and Susan share their passion for Ontario’s beer, wine and cider.

Guided beverage tours are offered throughout Southwestern Ontario, including in and around Norfolk County, London, Chatham-Kent and Huron and Lambton. Travel in the comfort of a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter complete with complimentary snacks and water.

In addition, Ride the Bine offers self-guided walking tours in Port Dover that will treat you to tasty local drinks and bites and arm you with a map and tote.

Brew Donkey Tours

Best described as a field trip for adults, Brew Donkey Tours are Ontario’s beer tour trendsetters, with guided tours of local breweries in the Ottawa region.

A wide variety of city excursions are scheduled or you’re welcome to book a private tour and customize your route. 

The public tours run every day from May to September. For the rest of the year, they operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Canadian Craft Tours

Canadian Craft Tours is a company of craft beer fanatics. Their carefully curated experiences cater to both seasoned connoisseurs and casual beer lovers.

The popular Toronto Brewery Tour visits multiple iconic breweries located in Toronto's West End, the Junction and the East End. Or enjoy cityscapes, waterways and craft beer on the Toronto Craft Beer Boat Tour, offered seasonally from May through September. Along with craft beer tasting, the tour includes a stop at the Toronto Island Upper Marina Dock restaurant and bar and the Island Cafe.

Mash-up tours include trips to wineries and distilleries in Beamsville or excursions that celebrate grapes, apples and hops in The Blue Mountain and Collingwood.

Rolling Hops Beer Tours

Rolling Hops Beer Tours provide guests with unique craft beer experiences in hidden gem neighbourhoods of Toronto.

Take a walking tour to visit breweries in the historical neighbourhoods of The Junction or Leslieville in the East End to enjoy craft beer samples and behind-the-scenes experiences.

Brew Bus

With a goal to introduce you to new breweries and wineries you may not have known about, Brew Bus is your ticket to finding new favourite flavours.

Based in Kingston and Newmarket, The Brew Bus organizes full-day brewery tours across the Greater Toronto Area as well as to great craft breweries in Muskoka, The Blue Mountains area, Guelph and Bobcaygeon.  

The Beer Tour Co.

Explore Ontario’s beer belt and beyond on a public or private brewery tour.

The Beer Tour Co. visit the best craft breweries and cider houses in Hamilton, Burlington, the County of Brant, Guelph, Kitchener and Waterloo and Niagara.

Pick up locations for the public tours include Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Cambridge. Private tours can be customized with other destinations and pick up locations.

Niagara Craft Brewery Tours

What started as personalized tours to local craft breweries and cideries in the Niagara Region has expanded to customizable brewery tours and excursions to a variety of destinations in Ontario.

New locations include Hamilton, London, Guelph, Collingwood and Muskoka.

Good Time Tours Co.

Based out of Kingston, guided tours explore the exceptional craft brewing scene in Kingston and Prince Edward County.

Choose from full-service brewery and winery tour package or book a private experience.

Self-guided brewery trails

Niagara Ale Trail

In the heart of wine country, the Niagara ale trail is a beacon for beer lovers with featured flavours, seasonal menus and brewery tours.

Map your journey to discover over 25 craft breweries as well as cideries and other craft beverage makers from the Niagara Benchlands to St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

And make it an overnight getaway with several participating accommodations along the trail.

Cottage Country Beer Trail

Nothing says cottage vibe quite like lounging on the dock with a cold one. The pristine wilderness and picturesque lakes of Muskoka, Ontario’s iconic cottage country, have inspired local brewers to create flavours that embody the ultimate spirit of chill.

Plan your refreshing route to over ten regional breweries using these beer-inspired itineraries.

True Brew Path

Explore new flavours and favourite beverages at craft breweries, cideries and wineries throughout Hamilton, Halton and Brant.

Cheers to the Coast Trail

Head to the shores of Lake Huron and Lambton County to discover an emerging culinary scene, including craft brewed beer, hard ciders, wine and mead.

Uxbridge Beer and Cider Trail

Know as the Trail Capital of Canada, Uxbridge is home to an impressive network of hiking, walking, cycling and cross-country skiing trails. And now add to that, a tasty craft beer and cider route, a perfect way to celebrate a day on the trails.

Build your Ontario Craft Brewers Trail

Developed in partnership with Ontario Culinary Tourism, Ontario Craft Brewers provides a selection of amazing beer-filled destinations and itineraries from across the province to inspire your next “beer-cation”.

Last updated: February 17, 2024

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