MAPLE RIDGE’S FAVORITE LOCAL HAUNT FOR CRAFT BEER
Old time hospitality
In the age of the tourist trap, it can be difficult to find authenticity. At Billy Miner, our presentation is steeped in history, hearkening back to simpler yet adventurous frontier times. We invite you to come in, sit back with a craft beer and feel the rumble of the freight engines passing by on the same tracks they used over a hundred years ago!
Billy Miner is often considered the last of the “old time outlaws,” yet he became known as something of a Robin Hood figure around the turn of the century. Dubbed “The Gentleman Bandit,” Miner made it a point never to rob the small folk, instead targeting large companies like the hugely unpopular Canadian Pacific Railway. Despite the audacity of his train heists, he always comported himself in a genteel and polite manner while avoiding unnecessary violence. In fact, upon his arrest in Kamloops, the townsfolk protested that such a man of character could ever be an infamous criminal. The tracks that run east to west in front of our alehouse are the very same that Billy himself would ride during his heyday.
We owe our namesake to one of our town’s most colorful and infamous figures.
Billy Miner Alehouse bears the marks of a truly storied past. Aesthetically, our building has all the stylistic cues that were typical of main-street commercial buildings of the day, with a two-storey wood-framed structure and a decorative parapet.