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Great Canadian Beer Festival 2018

September 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Royal Athletic Park

The Great Canadian Beer Festival is returning to Victoria’s Royal Athletic Park on Friday, Sept 7th, 4-9pm and Saturday, Sept 8th, 12-5pm. Sample from 75+ breweries and cideries from BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and the Yukon, food trucks, buskers and live circus performers, costumes galore and more at Canada’s longest-running beer festival!

TICKETS: $40 (incl tax) plus fees and include:
~ Entry, taster glass, program and BC Transit Get Home Safe bus ticket. (*Tokens are not included) Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the entry gate on festival day. *Subject to availability.

TOKENS: One token per tasting. Tokens cost $2.00 each for a 4oz taster. Available for purchase on-site, cash only. Ticket price does not include tokens.

Get the full rundown on WHAT’S NEW for 2018 here:

FAQS – can you bring a water bottle? a dog? a baby? All of your questions are answered here.


The GCBF is a not-for-profit society created for the purpose of introducing consumers to new brews and to raising awareness of craft brewing in the local community and beyond. In its 26th year, the GCBF is the longest running beer festival in Canada.

The first GCBF was held in 1993 in the Victoria Conference Centre. The festival grew each year and by 2003 it moved to the Royal Athletic Park where over 9000 people attend the two-day event.