Great Canadian Beer Festival Returns

The Great Canadian Beer Festival will return to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC, on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7, 2019.

This year’s festival is the 27th annual GCBF — the first year under the new management of the Victoria Beer Society following the handover from the original founders who retired last fall.

“We are so excited to have this opportunity to put a fresh spin on Canada’s longest running craft beer festival,” says Joe Wiebe, a co-founder and spokesperson for the Victoria Beer Society. “The lineup of breweries will be better than ever, including many coming from across 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 60 craft breweries from British Columbia 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. Expect an expanded array of breweries from across Canada to be announced in late June.

Discounted Early Bird Tickets for Victoria Beer Society members will go on sale Tuesday,
June 18. VBS members can purchase tickets before everyone else and receive a 25% discount on Single Day Friday & Saturday Tickets. Public on-sale begins Wednesday, July 3, including both Single Day Tickets along with new Friday & Saturday Weekend Passes.

Discounted Early Bird Tickets (for Victoria Beer Society Members)

On Sale Tuesday, June 18th at 10am at

Friday September 6 – Single Day Ticket
$30.00 + Taxes & Fees (25% discount)

Saturday September 7 – Single Day Ticket
$30.00 + Taxes & Fees (25% discount)

Public On-Sale

On Sale Wednesday, July 3rd at 10am at

Friday Single Day Ticket
$40.00 + Taxes & Fees

Saturday Single Day Ticket
$40.00 + Taxes & Fees

Friday & Saturday Weekend Pass
$70.00 + 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.