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Must-See Canadian Beer Festivals in 2018

If you’re a tourist and Canada is your destination, do something different – mingle with the locals by hitting up a local beer festival. If Canada is your home, chances are you’ll run into a beerfest near you at some point this year. There are dozens of great Canadian beer festivals all across the country offering up the best local and international brews.

Must-See Canadian Beer Festivals in 2018

A curated list of the best and brightest in the beer industry are featured here. These are the must-attend beer festivals across Canada this year. Don’t miss out.

 

MAY 2018 BEER FESTIVALS

 

May 19, 2018: Fort Langley, BC

FORT LANGLEY BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL
Fort Langley National Historic Site

May 21, 2018: Toronto, ON

BREWER’S BACKYARD: QUEEN VICTORIA’S SECRET
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave

May 24 – 26, 2018: Halifax, NS

CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS & CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE
Halifax Convention Centre

May 25 – June 3, 2018: Vancouver, BC

VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK
Various Venues around Vancouver

May 25 & 26, 2018: Saskatoon, SK

TOP OF THE HOPS GRAPES AND GRAINS FESTIVAL
Prairieland Park Hall B, 503 Ruth St. W

May 25 & 26, 2018: Moncton, NB

ATLANTIC BEER FESTIVAL
Moncton Coliseum

May 26, 2018: St. Thomas, ON

BEER-LESQUE & CARNIV-ALE
Elgin County Railway Museum, 225 Wellington St.

Saturday, May 26, 2018: Toronto, ON

PROHIBITION GASTROHOUSE WE LOVE BEER FEST
Prohibition Gastrohouse, 40 Eglinton E

 

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JUNE 2018 BEER FESTIVALS

 

May 31 – June 2, 2018: Gatineau, QC

FESTIBIÈRE DE GATINEAU
Canadian Museum of History

June 1 & 2, 2018: Edmonton, AB

EDMONTON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Expo Centre, Northlands Park

June 1 – 3, 2018: Windsor, ON

NORTHERN HEAT WINDSOR RIB & CRAFT BEER FEST
Riverfront Festival Plaza, 370 Riverside Dr. E

June 2 & 3, 2018: Vancouver, BC

VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK FESTIVAL
PNE Fairgrounds

June 4 – 10, 2018: Calgary, AB

YYC CRAFT BEER WEEK
Various Venues around Calgary. Launch Party @ Trolley 5

June 6 – 9, 2018: Montreal, QC

MONDIAL DE LA BIÈRE
Palais des Congrès, 201 Avenue Viger W

June 7 – 9, 2018: Orleans, ON

ORLEANS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Centrum Plaza

June 8 – 10, 2018: Hamilton, ON

NORTHERN HEAT HAMILTON MOUNTAIN RIB & CRAFT BEER FEST
T.B. McQuesten Park, 1199 Upper Wentworth St

June 8 – 9, 2018: Peterborough, ON

KAWARTHA CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Millennium Park, 130 King St

June 9 – 17, 2018: Ontario, Canada

ONTARIO CRAFT BEER WEEK
Various Venues around Ontario

Saturday, June 9, 2018: Victoria, BC

HOPOXIA
Phillips Brewery, 2010 Government St

June 9, 2018: Kingston, ON

YGK CRAFT BEER FEST
Fort Henry

Sunday, June 10, 2018: Vancouver, BC

TRI-CITIES SIRIS CASK FESTIVAL
12 Kings Pub, 395 Kingsway

June 15 – 17, 2018: London, ON

LONDON BEER & BBQ SHOW
Metroland Media Agriplex, 845 Florence St

June 15 – 16, 2018: Ottawa, ON

OTTAWA BEER FEST
Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park

June 15, 2018: Langley, BC

TIP ‘N TASTE
Coast Hotel & Convention Centre

June 15 – 16, 2018: Yarmouth, NS

YARMOUTH CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Rodd Grand Hotel & Convention Centre

June 16, 2018 : Fairmont Hot Springs, BC

EAST KOOTENAY BEER FESTIVAL
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

June 16, 2018: Sussex, NB

SUSSEX ROTARY BREW FEST
69 Poley Mountain Road

JUNE 16, 2018: Yellowknife, NWT

BEER BARGE
Old Wardair Dock

June 22 & 23, 2018: Winnipeg, MB

FLATLANDERS BEER FESTIVAL
Bell MTS Place, 300 Portage Ave

June 22 – 24, 2018: Toronto, ON

TORONTO CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Ontario Place – Toronto, ON

June 23, 2018: Fort McMurray, AB

BEER BACON BANDS
SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place

June 23 & 24, 2018: Vaughan, ON

CANADA’S WONDERLAND BREW & BBQ FESTIVAL
Canada’s Wonderland

Saturday, June 23, 2018: Olds, AB

OLDS BEER FESTIVAL
Olds Regional Exhibition Cow Palace, 5116 54th St

June 28 – July 1, 2018: Lévis, QC

FESTIBIÈRE DE LÉVIS
Quai Paquet

Friday, June 29, 2018: Qualicum Beach, BC

QUALICUM BEACH CRAFT BEER & SPIRITS FESTIVAL
Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones St

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JULY 2018 BEER FESTIVALS

 

July 7, 2018: Vancouver, BC

FARMHOUSE SAISON & WILD ALE FESTIVAL
UBC Farm

July 7, 2018: Squamish, BC

SQUAMISH BEER FESTIVAL
O’Siyam Pavilion

July 7, 2018: Fredericton, NB

BEER ON THE BRIDGE
Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge

July 13 – 15, 2018: Hamilton, ON

BECAUSE BEER CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Pier 4 Park

July 13 – 15, 2018: Laval, QC

FESTIVAL DES BIERES DE LAVAL
Centre de la Nature, 901 Avenue du Parc

July 14, 2018: Vernon, BC

SUMMER SUDS
Vernon Recreation Complex Auditorium

July 20 – 21, 2018: Kitchener, ON

TRUE NORTH BEER FESTIVAL: WATERLOO
Lot 42 Courtyard, 41 Ardelt Place

July 26 – 29, 2018: Toronto, ON

TORONTO’S FESTIVAL OF BEER
Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place

July 29, 2018: Vancouver, BC

BREWERY & THE BEAST
Concord Pacific Place, 180 Pacific Blvd

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AUGUST 2018 BEER FESTIVALS

 

August 2 – 4, 2018: Baie-Comeau, QC

FESTIVAL DE LA BIÈRE DE LA CÔTE-NORD
Parc des Pionniers

August 8 – 12, 2018: London, ON

COLLECTORS OF CANADIAN BREWERY ADVERTISING CONVENTION
Days Inn Hotel, 1100 Wellington Rd. S

August 10 & 11, 2018: Halifax, NS

HALIFAX SEAPORT BEER FESTIVAL
Cunard Centre, Halifax Seaport

August 10 & 11, 2018: Thunder Bay, ON

BREWHA! CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Prince Arthur’s Landing

August 10 & 11, 2018: Picton, ON

TRUE NORTH BEER FESTIVAL: PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY
Loch-Sloy Business Park, 343 County Road 22

Saturday, August 11, 2018: Cloverdale, BC

CLOVER VALLEY BEER FESTIVAL
Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre

August 11, 2018: Shawinigan, QC

LA SOIRÉE DES BRASSEURS
Parc des Vétérans

August 12, 2018: Winnipeg, MB

WINNIPEG BEER FESTIVAL
Fort Gibraltar, 866 Rue Saint Joseph

August 16 – August 19, 2018: Québec City, QC

FESTIBIÈRE DE QUÉBEC
l’Espace 400e du Vieux-Port de Québec

August 18, 2018: Paris, ON

PARIS DRINKS FEST
Lions Park

August 18, 2018: Bobcaygeon, ON

BOBCAYGEON CRAFT BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL
Kawartha Settlers’ Village

August 23, 2018: Calgary, AB

BREWERY & THE BEAST
Fort Calgary, 150 9 Ave SE

August 24 & August 25, 2018: Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC

FESTIVAL DES BRASSEURS DE DOLBEAU-MISTASSINI
1264 Boul. Wallberg

Saturday, August 25, 2018: Gravenhurst, ON

MUSKOKA CRAFT BEER FEST
Muskoka Wharf

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SEPTEMBER 2018 BEER FESTIVALS

 

September 7, 2018: Courtenay, BC

TAPPED CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Saturday, September 8, 2018: Brantford, ON

BRANTFORD BEER FEST
Knights of Columbus, 12 Catharine Ave

SEPTEMBER 11 – 16, 2018: Whistler, BC

WHISTLER VILLAGE BEER FESTIVAL
Various Venues, Main Event @ Whistler Olympic Plaza

September 15, 2018: Ottawa, ON

OTTAWA BREWERY MARKET: BACK TO GLASS
Hintonburg Park

September 22, 2018: Nanaimo, BC

LONGWOODSTOCK BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Longwood Brewery, 101A-2046 Boxwood Road

September 23, 2018: Victoria, BC

BREWERY & THE BEAST
Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Ave

 

OCTOBER 2018 BEER FESTIVALS

 

October 5 & 6, 2018: LaSalle, ON

LASALLE CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Volmer Culture and Recreation Complex

OCTOBER 2018: Whitehorse, YT

YUKON BEER FESTIVAL
TBA

October 19 – 21, 2018: Toronto, ON

CASK DAYS
Evergreen Brick Works

Edmonton Craft Beer Festival
Edmonton Craft Beer Festival. Image Source: ABF

NOVEMBER 2018 BEER FESTIVALS

 

November 2 & 3, 2018: Coquitlam, BC

COQUITLAM CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club

November 7 & 8, 2018: Toronto, ON

ONTARIO CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE
Beanfield Centre

 

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