Serving the community since 1977

About Troller Ale House

Our Core Values
Star quality

We strive to take our food and drink above and beyond standard pub fare.

People community

At the Troller we like to stay involved with local events for schools and community groups!

Target consistency

Every time you come to the Troller we want you to enjoy what you eat and drink. Period.


Come in for a drink or meal after a long day and relax and enjoy a chat with the staff or the person sitting next to you!

The Troller Ale House is nestled in Horseshoe Bay near the entrance to beautiful Howe Sound. The original Troller Pub opened in 1977, and in 2013 moved just down the street to its current location as the Troller Ale House.

The Troller has had a long history of craft beer. In 1982 it became the first pub in Canada to serve micro-brewed beer since prohibition ended in the 1920’s. It was here that owners John Mitchell and Frank Appleton served up their Bay Ale from Horseshoe Bay Brewing.

The Troller has long been a gathering place for the Horseshoe Bay community and beyond. All sorts of people end up here for all sorts of reasons. We have locals who live in Horseshoe Bay or neighbouring areas, travellers passing through on their way to Whistler, Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and Bowen Island, and everyone in between. We’d like to think that’s what makes this place special; no matter where you’re coming from or where you’re going to, you can find a little piece of home right here at the Troller.