This September, Canada’s oldest beer festival will go on tour to the East Kootenays.
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. The Great Canadian Beer Festival On Tour, presented by the BC Ale Trail and Cranbrook Tourism, will take place at Balment Park in Cranbrook, BC on Saturday, September 23 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Folks in attendance will be able to experience tasting Canadian craft beer from coast to coast in the basecamp of the Kootenay Rockies. GCBF On Tour will showcase a line-up of close to 100 beers, including a few ciders and non-alcoholic brews. The festival will also have food available for purchase from local food trucks, music and entertainment, plus local businesses with booths you can browse at as you sip on your delicious craft beer.
Tickets are $45 and include entry and 10 beer tokens. Early Bird Tickets are on sale now, which offer a $10 discount.
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!