Event Details



Fri September 08 to Sat September 09, 2017

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Great Canadian Beer Festival is proud to celebrate our 25th year!
Returning to the Royal Athletic Park in Victoria on Friday September 8th, 4 - 9pm (*new hours) and Saturday September 9th, 12 - 5pm.

65+ breweries and cideries, VIP cask tent, food vendors, live entertainment and more!

Tickets will be available for sale late July. Stay tuned!


The Great Canadian Beer Festival is a non-profit society created for the purpose of introducing consumers to new brews and to raise awareness of craft brewing in the local community and beyond. In its 25th year, the GCBF is the longest running, and one of the largest craft-only festivals in Canada.

The first GCBF was held in 1993 in the Victoria Conference Centre. The festival grew each year and by 2003 it moved to the Royal Athletic Park where over 8000 people attend the two day event.