Vancouver Hosts Canada’s Premier Citywide Gin Celebration

From AUG  12th– 26th 

Do you love gin? YVR hosts the summer edition of Gin-A-Palooza – Canada’s first-ever, citywide Gincentric Celebration!

For two weeks, Vancouverites have the opportunity to navigate the city’s streets visiting participating venues. Please your palates with 30 signature ginspired cocktails; learn fact from fiction about this classic spirit; and, participate in ongoing digital contests.

gin a palooza cocktail chartreuse milkshake at uva photo credit issha marie

They’ve paired 10 of YVR’s most sought-after Gin brands with the city’s most popular venues, and shaken up 30 signature, never-before-tasted, Gin cocktails that were crafted by some of Vancouver’s top, award-winning Bartenders!

10 of YVR’s Most Popular Cocktail Venues

gin a palooza cocktail the butchart fizz cocktail at the keefer bar

Wednesday, August 12th – Wednesday, August 25th 2015

The GRAND PALOOZA finale will be held August26th at Blacktail Restaurant + Lounge 

 FREE to participate.  Price of cocktails vary.

All you have to do is pick-up your FREE G-PASS at any participating venue and start the tour.

Just follow our HOW-TO-PALOOZA instructions to enjoy an experience that’s truly Ginspirational!


There will be ongoing Prize giveaways, including Gin-A-Palooza’s Grand Prize for a VIP Distillery Experience for Two at Dubh Glas Distillery!

Guests attending The Grand Palooza finale also the opportunity to participate in the ‘People’s Choice’ awards competition for YVR’s Best Gin-A-Palooza Bartender; Meet & Greet key industry contacts from within the world of Gin; Sample exclusively created Gin cocktails; and, Win more prizes!