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The town of Smithers in winter.

Smithers Brewing

Brewery

About

When long-time friends Adin Bennett and Blaine Estby followed their dream and opened a brewery in their hometown of Smithers, the aptly named Smithers Brewing quickly made an impact in BC’s northern beer scene. 

Constructed from timber and backed by views of Hudson Bay Mountain, the purpose-built brewery boasts a regular rotation of 10 pours in the tap room, all showcasing the creativity of head brewer Cam McKeigan. Visitors could easily spend an afternoon in the spacious tasting room, sipping West Coast-style craft beers like the popular Flower Power Sour—a bright red, kettle-soured ale flavoured with hibiscus, rosehips, elderflower, and chamomile. 

Smithers Brewing also prides itself on its unique partnerships. Case in point? Four of the brewery’s offerings feature artwork representing the seasons of the Skeena Valley, courtesy of famed local Indigenous artist Roy Henry Vickers.

Photo credit: Destination BC

Location

3832 3 Ave
Smithers, BC
V0J 2N0

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Hours

  • Monday2 – 9 PM
  • Tuesday2 – 10 PM
  • Wednesday2 – 10 PM
  • Thursday1 – 11 PM
  • Friday1 – 11 PM
  • Saturday1 – 11 PM
  • Sunday2 – 9 PM

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About British Columbia

In Canada’s westernmost province, fresh local bounty, talented chefs, and a melting pot of cultures combine to make British Columbia a top culinary destination. It’s a rich tapestry supported by farmers, growers, and producers whose ingredients shape menus in communities along the Pacific Ocean, in the Rocky Mountains, and everywhere in between.

Here, Indigenous cultures who have been nurturing the land for millennia showcase traditional offerings with a modern twist. Other multicultural influences inspire chefs and artisan food producers to blend local ingredients with global flavours. Dishes also vary widely, depending on place, creating distinctive regional dining scenes—from wild salmon sushi in Tofino to down-home guest ranch cooking in the Cariboo to delicate dim sum in Richmond. 

Victoria, the province’s capital, boasts more restaurants per capita than almost anywhere else in Canada, while Vancouver, BC’s most populous city, was recently recognized with several MICHELIN Stars, further elevating the city’s reputation as an international dining destination. Wine touring, spirits, and local beer are hugely popular here, too, in the Fraser Valley near Vancouver, on Vancouver Island, and especially along the Okanagan Valley lakeside, where seasonal pours provide the perfect finish to a day of hiking, biking, and swimming.

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