Take a Self-Guided Port Moody Brewery Tour

Moody Ales in Port Moody

Moody Ales. Photo: BC Ale Trail

Did you know that the Vancouver area is home to several dozen craft breweries? Head to Murray Street in Port Moody to visit the Brewer’s Row area. Yellow Dog Brewing Co. opened their tasting room here in 2014 and since then the region has developed into a craft beer mecca. Use our step-by-step guide to spend an afternoon walking or biking between tasting rooms. Our 1.7-kilometre long route visits six different breweries on or near Brewer’s Row. And it starts at the Moody Centre Skytrain Station on the Evergreen Line so you can go car-free.

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Take a Self-Guided Port Moody Brewery Tour

French Canadian Fest brings back Diner en Plaid

Plaid is everywhere during the Festival du Bois |Photo courtesy of Festival du Bois website

Plaid is everywhere during the Festival du Bois |Photo courtesy of Festival du Bois website

It’s like Dîner en Blanc–only much more colourful. And significantly less formal. In fact, there could be arm wrestling.

Dîner en Plaid is back on February 17 as part of the lead-up to the French Canadian Festival du Bois, which happens in the suburban Vancouver community of Maillardville from February 26 to March 1, primarily at Mackin Park in Coquitlam.

Produced by the Société francophone de Maillardville, Festival du Bois is the largest francophone event west of the Rockies. Last year, it held the first Dîner en Plaid, a tongue-in-cheek nod to Dîner en Blanc, the elegant event that originated in France in which thousands of people dressed entirely in white converge on a secret location.

With Dîner en Plaid, the dress code isn’t as refined: just grab some kind of plaid. The colourful flannel honours the lumberjack heritage of Maillardville and celebrate its French-Canadian pioneering history. (The “bois” in Festival du Bois means “wood”.)

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French Canadian Fest brings back Diner en Plaid