The Great Canadian Beer Festival has become one of the worlds' must attend beer events. People from all over the globe seek out Victoria and the GCBF every year; we get brewers from Australia, volunteers from England and beer lovers from all over. Our little annual beer festival first held in 1993 has blossomed into a truly international event.

The GCBF is held each year on the first weekend after Labour Day with over 45 craft breweries from across Canada, Belgium and the Pacific North-Western USA and more than 7000 happy people coming together in the beautiful city of Victoria to celebrate the diversity of the brewers' craft.

Once again, this year, we will feature non-stop entertainment by local acts and as always there will be a fantastic selection of food offered by local restaurants and caterers.

Join us this year in Canada's beer capital for lots of fun, sun and some really great beers!


Gerry Hieter

Chairman, GCBF