This September, Canada’s oldest beer festival is going on tour to the Kootenays!


Cranbrook Beer Fest –  GCBF On Tour

Presented by the BC Ale Trail, Cranbrook Tourism and Victoria Beer Society

September 23 at Balment Park in Cranbrook, BC from 12pm – 5pm.⁠

Tickets $45 and includes entry and 10 beer tokens. Additional tokens $2 (4oz).

Great Canadian Beer Festival in Victoria is going on tour to Cranbrook, BC

After celebrating in Victoria on the weekend after Labour Day as usual, GCBF will hit the road for the first time ever in its 29-year history. You’ll be able to experience tasting Canadian craft beer from coast to coast in the basecamp of the Kootenay Rockies.

GCBF On Tour will bring forth a line-up of 50+ beers from breweries in BC and across Canada, including a few ciders and non-alcoholic brews. This festival will also have food available for purchase from local food trucks, music and entertainment, plus local businesses with booths you can browse as you sip on your delicious craft beer.

Sip & Stays

BC Ale Trail & Cranbrook Tourism have partnered up with two of our favourite hotels in the area to give you a great deal on your stay in Cranbrook. Book directly and show your festival ticket upon check-in to receive free food, drinks, swag and 15% off your stay!

BOOK NOW: Sip & Stays

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Explore Cranbrook, BC

The East Kootenays region is a big place, something that becomes crystal clear among its majestic mountains and panoramic valleys. As the basecamp of the Kootenay Rockies, Cranbrook has it all – From all the trails one can dream of to multiple award-winning golf courses all within a 20 minutes drive from town, Cranbrook is an adventure and outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.

And if enjoying a beer amid spectacular wilderness vistas is your idea of a good time, then you have come to the right place. Cranbrook is home of Fisher Peak Brewing at the Heid-Out Restaurant and Encore Brewing, which is based in a bowling alley from the 1960s that was restored with modern amenities but retains all the retro charm — and yes, you can still bowl there!


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