The Cowboy Trail

Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0, Canada

AB
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 15 - 22
The Cowboy Trail
Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0, Canada


Duration: 1 day
Group size: 15 - 22

About this trip

A full-day Craft Brewery & Distillery Tour that starts in Calgary and follows the Cowboy Trail through Cochrane, to Turner Valley & Black Diamond.

What’s included

  • Transportation
    Round trip transportation on a comfortable mini-coach (driver gratuities included)
  • Entertainment
    Hilarious entertainment from our drag queen hostess with the mostest
  • Tour, Meal and Tasting
    Tour, meal and flight of beer at Half Hitch Brewing Company
  • Tour and Tasting
    Tour and spirits tasting at Whispering Dutchman Distillery
  • Tour & Tasting
    Prohibition Experience at Eau Claire Distillery with tasting, cocktail, commemorative glass and $5 off coupon
  • Tour & Tasting
    Brewery tour and flight of beer at Hard Know Brewery

Available Packages

Total Price Per Person $199 + gst
Available until 8 days before departure

$199 + gst per person


Minimum 15 participants required to run this tour. You will be notified once the minimum number has been met and the tour is guaranteed.

C$209

Itinerary

THE COWBOY TRAIL
Itinerary

10:00am  Pick up at Chinook LRT Station at the LRT exit Bus Loop, between the Bus Terminal Shelter and the Park and Ride lot.

10:30am  Pick up at Crowfoot LRT Station between the station and the Park and Ride lot 

10:50am  Pick up in Cochrane at the COLT Bus Stop Quarry 8A, outside the Urgent Care Centre

11am - 12pm  Half Hitch Brewery in Cochrane: Select your hearty meal from the Brewz ‘N’ Booze exclusive lunch menu on arrival prior to your Private VIP tour of the brewery. You will then enjoy a tasting flight of beer to accompany your meal, presented by a Half Hitch beer expert. You’ll even have time to purchase some of Half Hitch’s handcrafted ales prior to leaving.

12 pm  Walk to Whispering Dutchman Distillery

12 - 12:45pm  Whispering Dutchman Distillery in Cochrane: Enjoy a Private tour of the Distillery, along with tastings of their handcrafted award-winning Signature Gin and Canadian Vodka, or their superior grapefruit-infused gin and limited-edition blueberry-mint vodka. While you taste, you can shop and if you’re feeling especially daring, take home a bottle of 50 proof Moonshine and find out if it lives up to its name!

12:45 - 1:45pm  Drive to Turner Valley

2:00 - 3:15pm  Eau Claire Distillery in Turner Valley:  Participate in the funny and entertaining Prohibition Experience & travel back in time to the days of Prohibition when the Moral Reform League declared war against the scourge of alcohol. Learn about Alberta’s place in Prohibition history, Turner Valley whisky trading and how Eau Claire Distillery came to be. A guided tasting of Eau Claire Distillery's award-winning spirits and an unmistakably delicious craft cocktail are included in the experience, along with a commemorative glass & a $5 coupon to use in their retail store where locally made whisky, gin, vodka and seasonal offerings are available for sale, along with a wide selection of merchandise, glassware, shirts, hats and cocktail paraphernalia.

3:15 - 3:30pm  Drive to Black Diamond

3:30 - 4:00pm  Black Diamond Main Street:  Explore the boutique stores and gallery on Black Diamond Main Street with everything from artwork and hand-crafted home decor, gifts, specialty clothing and jewelry, and local food producers.

4pm  Drive to Hard Knox Brewery

4:15 - 5:30pm   Hard Knox Brewery in Black Diamond: Experience a behind the scenes VIP brewery tour, followed by a customized flight of beer in their casual cozy Tap Room. There may even be some live entertainment happening in their outdoor Beer Garden, where you can enjoy your favorite drink and get some food from the food hut.  Pick up some of their Tall Boys to go, refill your own growler, or buy one of theirs with over 10 different beers on tap & a cider to choose from.

5:30 - 6:30pm   Drive to Cochrane and drop off at the COLT Bus Stop Quarry 8A, outside the Urgent Care Centre

6:30 - 7:00pm   Drive to Calgary and drop off at Crowfoot LRT 

7:00 - 7:30pm   Drive to Calgary and drop off at Chinook LRT


Your Organizer


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A Balancing Act Discovery Tours
We are a tour operator based out of Cochrane, Alberta, that has been providing customized tours throughout the world for over 12 years. We have recently added Local Brewery and Spirits tours to our long list of customized itineraries.