Born from an organic blueberry farm that borders the beautiful Puntledge River, and fostered by a couple who have spent time in the high Arctic, Raven’s Moon has established itself as an unlikely powerhouse in the cider business. Over 15 years in the business, the brand has become a local favourite and even added a line of organic “artisan” ciders.
In the farm community of Black Creek in the shadow of Mount Washington, Coastal Black is more than apples. The sprawling former cattle farm features hundreds of acres of blueberries, corn, squash and pumpkins plus 50 colonies of bees. And yes, they have apples. Lots of them. A beautiful tasting room features crisp and dry apple ciders, and when you’re tired of cider they have some impressive wine offerings as a dessert.
Fossil Beach Farm
Part of a proper cider tour involves panoramic views, and Fossil Beach Farm beats everyone in that department. Nestled on a point on famously beautiful Hornby Island, this spot makes “farm-based craft ciders.” The apples come from both an on-site orchard planted way back in 1921, and from around B.C. Specializing in local Pacific Northwest varieties, Fossil Beach prides itself on experimentation. The best part? You can only get it if you go there, and there is pretty darn special.