Banff Craft Beer Festival

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 (5pm-10pm) ON SALE for Only $19.99

Friday, November 24th, 2017 (5pm-10pm)

Saturday, November 25th, 2017 (12pm-4pm & 5pm-9pm)

Tickets on Sale September 22nd @ 5pm

The Banff Craft Beer Festival will be taking place at the home of Canada’s first national park. The Cave and Basin is beautifully set in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, and is now home to the world’s most beautiful beer festival.

Throughout the night, sample amazing food from some of Banff’s best pubs and restaurants, and try an offering of beers from Alberta’s own breweries!

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Event Information

*The Banff Craft Beer Festival is a sampling event. This is an 18+ event;
be sure to bring a government issued ID.


Cave & Basin

311 Cave Ave, Banff, AB

Shuttle Service

Shuttle Service pick-up and drop-off will occur in front of Banff Ave Brewing and High Rollers in downtown Banff to the Cave & Basin and will run approx. every 15 minutes. Present your Banff Craft Beer Festival ticket to board the shuttles.

Ticket Price & Admission Types

Advanced Ticket Prices

General Admission: $29.99 ON SALE for Only $19.99
*Limited Time Offer*

Friday & Saturday
General Admission: $29.99
Beer Geek VIP: $49.99
*Beer Geek VIP Weekend Pass: $79.99
(*include Friday + choice of one Saturday session)

General Admission Includes

Event entrance, Sample Mug,
Live Entertainment.

VIP Beer Geeks Includes

Commemorative VIP Badge & Lanyard
Sample mug
$10 worth of sample tokens
Ticket to next year’s Calgary International Beerfest
and the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival ($40 value)
VIP gift bag full of après stuff
VIP only prize draw!

Event Times

Thursday & Friday Schedule

4:45pm – Doors Open
5:00pm – Sampling Begins
5:15 – 6:15pm – *Cave Lantern Tours
(*first 150 people)
9:00pm – No Entry
9:15pm – Sample Token Sales End
9:30pm – Last Call for Alcohol
10:00pm – Event/Consumption Ends

Saturday Schedule

Afternoon Session
– Doors Open
12:00pm – Sampling Begins
12:15 – 1:15pm – *Cave Lantern Tours
*first 150 people)
3:00pm – No Entry
3:15pm – Sample Token Sales End
3:30pm – Last Call for Alcohol
4:00pm – Afternoon session Ends

Evening Session
4:45pm – Doors Open
5:00pm – Sampling Begins
5:15 – 6:15pm – *Cave Lantern Tours
(*first 150 people)
– No Entry
8:15pm – Sample Token Sales End
8:30pm – Last Call for Alcohol
9:00pm – Event/Consumption Ends


Plan ahead and let us drive you to the Cave & Basin with our FREE shuttle!

Shuttle service pick-up and drop-off will occur in front of Banff Ave Brewing and High Rollers in downtown Banff to the Cave & Basin.

Shuttle will run approx every 15 minutes:
Thursday, Nov. 23rd – 4:30pm to 10:30pm
Friday, Nov. 24th – 4:30pm to 10:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 25th – 11:30am to 9:30pm

Present your Banff Craft Beer Festival ticket to board the shuttles.

Further Pre & Post-Party details coming soon!


Consider taking local transit to the Banff Craft Beer Festival.  More Information and Schedules available HERE

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1. I’m travelling from out of town, is there accommodation packages for the festival, and can I get a discount?

Again, Banff Craft Beer Festival has partnered with the Banff Lodging Co.  There will be great discounts available for weekend packages, check it out HERE!

2. Where is the Cave and Basin Located?

The Cave and Basin is located at:

311 Cave Ave , Banff, AB
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If you’re traveling Westbound on Banff Ave. continue West on Banff Ave until you pass the Banff Ave. Bridge, then make a right onto Cave Ave and continue along until you arrive at the Cave and Basin.

3. Will Shuttles be made available to and from the Banff Craft Beer Festival?

Shuttle service to and from the festival will be made available from Banff Ave Brewing and High Rollers in downtown Banff to the Cave & Basin.  Present your Banff Craft Beer Festival ticket to board the shuttles.

4. What other things are there to do in the immediate area of the hotel?

For starters,  Skiing – Mt Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise will all be open for the season. The Alpine Ski World Cup Racing will be happening in Lake Louise the same weekend. Banff Hot Springs and the Red Earth Spa at the Caribou Lodge is a great place for people to relax before or after the festival.

5. Anything else we need to know?

  • Admission pass does not include food/beer tokens
  • Sample Tokens are $1 each sold in blocks of 10
  • No Minors, ID required
  • No outside food or beverages
  • Tickets are non-refundable
  • Tickets are transferrable
  • No re-entry






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