This is a small gathering of like-minded (or perhaps not!) dirty hippy Westy owners at Trestle Brewing Company. Chris & Dave, who are both proud Westy owners, dreamt up this event once upon a time when they slept in their Westies on the vacant site that is now inhabited by the brewery. Our hope is to grow this event in the coming years.
The fall colours are beautiful around Parry Sound right now, the weather looks great and there are events planned for Friday night, Saturday and Sunday! You can come for whatever portion of the weekend you would like, but the main gathering is on Saturday evening at the brewery for a campfire and jam session (bring your instruments but no harpsichords please!) in the riverside Biergarten!
Friday Night - Live music with Mimi O'Bonsawin at 7-9pm in the Taproom! Free limited Westy parking onsite! EMAIL TO BOOK YOUR SPOT. The forecast is cool with clear skies! Bring your big sleeping bag and extra covers!
Saturday Day - Casks beers are pouring in the Taproom alongside our regular offerings! Great Adventures are to be had in the Parry Sound Area. We will act informally as your local guide to suggest the best adventures on Saturday including:
Ride the Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre. Rentals and information available through Parry Sound Bikes. Purchase a $12 trail pass through Get Outdoors Parry Sound. There is also great road or gravel riding in the area if that's more your speed!
- Cruise the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay onboard the Island Queen Cruise (book with the Island Queen) Did you know that Georgian Bay is the world's largest freshwater archipelago?
- Fall Colours Driving Tours around Parry Sound to the Amazing Places of the UNESCO Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve! We recommend hiking to Tower Hill Lookout from the brewery, Riding or hiking The Rose Point Trail, Biking or walking in Killbear Provincial Park, or hiking into Recollet Falls of the French River Gorge as the best options. Want to walk the waterfront trail in Parry Sound or hike the Rugged Hiking Fitness trail? You can start right at the brewery!
Do a short Fall Colours drive to one of the awesome restaurants in the area for lunch. A few recommendations: Crossroads Rosseau, The Swiss Country House and Chef Henrie.
Saturday Night - The Main Gathering! Free overnight parking for all Westies onsite! Campfire and jam session in the Biergarten if the weather is good. Movie Night in the Taproom if it isn't! The forecast is for a sunny bright day and a little warmer than Friday night!
Sunday Morning: 10am-3pm - Brunch at the Brewery
Our famous Sunday brunch is happening for the first time this fall! No reservations- so just pop on in and we'll find you a spot!
- There will be a Portable Toilet onsite for overnight bathroom needs.
- Alcohol is only to be consumed within licensed areas.
VWesty Bound is a free overnight campout event however you must register to reserve your overnight spot by "purchasing" this product. Please "purchase" one spot per vehicle. VW Westies Only Event.