The Great Canadian Beer Festival Returns this September!

From The Great Canadian Beer Festival (GCBF)

We’re Back!

The Great Canadian Beer Festival (GCBF) will return to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC, on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, 2022. This year’s festival is the 28th annual GCBF — returning after 2 years due to the pandemic — and is the second under the new management of the Victoria Beer Society following the handover from the original founders who retired in 2018.

“We are so excited to be back this year after two years away, and look forward to continuing to provide a great experience for craft beer lovers at Canada’s longest running craft beer festival,” says Glen Stusek, co-founder and director of the Victoria Beer Society. “The lineup of breweries and beers will be better than ever, including many coming from elsewhere in Canada.”

Up to 4,500 people are expected to attend this celebration of craft beer each day. This year’s festival will feature a diverse range of more than 50 craft breweries from British Columbia along with local cideries and food trucks. As was done in 2019, an expanded array of breweries from across Canada will also be joining the field of Royal Athletic Park. Expect the line-up to be announced in late June.

Discounted Tickets for current Victoria Beer Society members only will go on sale on Friday, June 10th. VBS members can purchase tickets before everyone else and receive a 25% discount on Single Day Friday & Saturday Tickets. Ticket sales for the general public begins Friday, June 20th, including both Single Day Tickets along with Friday & Saturday Weekend Passes.

  • Discounted Tickets (for Victoria Beer Society Members only)
    On Sale Friday, June 10th at 10 am at
  • Friday, September 9 – Single Day Ticket
    $35.00 + Taxes & Fees (25% discount
  • Saturday, September 10 – Single Day Ticket
    $35.00 + Taxes & Fees (25% discount)
  • General Public Tickets
    On Sale Friday, June 20th at 10 am at
  • Friday Single Day Ticket
    $45.00 + Taxes & Fees
  • Saturday Single Day Ticket
    $45.00 + Taxes & Fees
  • Friday & Saturday Weekend Pass
    $80.00 + Taxes & Fees


With a focus on quality over quantity, the Victoria Beer Society is a membership-driven community of like-minded individuals who share a common passion for BC craft beer.

We believe the consumer wants not only choice, but also the opportunity to learn about what they consume.

As a card-carrying member of The Victoria Beer Society, members benefit from discounts on our year-round events schedule, merchandise and exclusive access to member only events. What’s more, they are showing their support for diverse craft beer selection and education.

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