The Great Canadian Beer Festival returns to Royal Athletic Park September 6-7, 2019!

Tickets on sale now at and include both Friday & Saturday Single Day Tickets along with specially-priced Weekend Passes.

As the Victoria Beer Society, we are excited to host the 27th annual edition of Canada’s oldest beer festival, and so thrilled to be carrying on the legacy for years to come.

This year’s festival will feature a diverse range of more than 90 craft breweries from British Columbia (and beyond!) along with local cideries and food trucks. The BC Ale Trail-er will also be on-site serving a selection of beers from breweries that are unable to make the trip to Victoria.


Check out the list of 90+ breweries that will be attending this year’s Great Canadian Beer Festival.

The GCBF Beer List

Take a look at our extensive list of over 250 beers for this year’s festival.

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Food Trucks

• Ali Baba
• Deadbeetz
• Greek on the Street
• L’Authentique
• Mama Rosies
• Roast
• Taco Justice
• The Deep Friar

Dates & Times

Friday, September 6th 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, September 7th 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Ticket Details

Tickets include: a taster glass, a program, and a BC Transit Get Home Safe bus ticket. Tokens are not included with the ticket.

Public Tickets
• Friday September 6 Single Day Ticket – $40.00 + Taxes & Fees
• Saturday September 7 Single Day Ticket – $40.00 + Taxes & Fees
• Friday & Saturday Weekend Pass – $70.00 + Taxes & Fees


This year we’re accepting the blue and green beer tokens from years past. All you have to do is bring them with you to the festival and redeem as normal at a brewery booth. No need to exchange them for the new red tokens, but note that this will be the last year you can use them!

The new red beer tokens for this year will be available for purchase at the festival for $2 each.

Additional Information

• In and outs allowed
• No minors
• Tobacco smoking in designated area only
• All bags will be searched
• No outside food or drink
• No cannabis products allowed on-site
• No pets

Clean Air at GCBF

In accordance with the Clean Air Bylaw, the Great Canadian Beer Festival will be completely smoke-free, which includes tobacco, vaping, and cannabis. There will be no smoking of any kind allowed on the field, but note that there will be a designated and marked tobacco smoking area close to the entrance on Caledonia Street.

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Plan Ahead – Get Home Safe With BC Transit

This GCBF, plan ahead. Designate a driver to get you home safely, or take a cab, use public transit, or stay overnight (see below for discount codes to Victoria hotels).

You can use BC Transit’s online trip planning services to help plan your route to and from the festival. As well, each ticket to this year’s Great Canadian Beer Festival includes a BC Transit Get Home Safe bus ticket so you can get home safely after the festival.

Visit and map out your route ahead of time.

GCBF will be held at Royal Athletic Park (1014 Caledonia Ave, Victoria), September 6-7.

Where to stay in Victoria

Oak Bay Beach Hotel
15% off best available rates

Call 1.800.668.7758 or visit and enter the code BEERFEST

The Hotel Grand Pacific
Special rate of $199.00 per room

Call 1.800.663.7550 or visit and enter the code SEPT19BEER

The Parkside Hotel
Special rate of $249.00 per luxury suite

Call  +1 855-616-3557 and reference GCBF

Hotel Rialto
20% off best available rates

Call 1.800.332.9981 or visit and enter the code BEER

Double Tree by Hilton
Visit Website
10% off best available rates

Enter the code BEER FEST in the Special Requests section

Contact Us

Volunteer: please register here to be added to our Volunteer pool for GCBF, or contact