FESTIVALS

Banff Craft Beer Festival

#BanffBeerfest is widely considered the World's Most Beautiful Beer Festival and will be taking place at the home of Canada’s First National Park.

Ever since 3 railway workers stumbled upon the historic site in 1883, the Cave and Basin National Historic Site has been a place of adventure. Held partially outdoors, the #BanffBeerfest allows you to enjoy delicious Alberta made craft beer and spirits against the backdrop of the spectacular Rocky Mountains with its pristine wilderness and glacier fresh waters.

The #BanffBeerfest is more than just great spirits, great food and great beer – it’s a chance to dive into the past, to seek new discoveries, and most importantly – it gives you the opportunity to choose your mountain adventure!

DATE

NOVEMBER 22 - 24, 2018

LOCATION

Cave & Basin
311 Cave Ave, Banff, AB

SHUTTLE SERVICE

Shuttle Service pick-up and drop-off behind Banff Ave Brew Pub at parking lot entrance on the corner of Beaver St. and Buffalo St. and will run appoximately every 15 minutes. 

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

2018 ADMISSION PRICES

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

A National Park Pass is required when entering a national park.
Purchase your pass online at banfflakelouise.com/parks-pass-online and save time when you get to the park gates!

Advanced Ticket Prices

THURSDAY
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

Beer Geek VIP 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

2018 Event Schedule

THURSDAY

DETAILS

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

FRIDAY

DETAILS

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

AFTERNOON SESSION

11:45am

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

SATURDAY

EVENING SESSION

4:45pm

Doors Open

5:00pm

Sampling Begins

5:15 – 6:15pm

*Cave Lantern Tours (*first 150 people)

8:00pm

No Entry

8:15pm

Sample Token Sales End

8:30pm

Last Call for Alcohol

9:00pm

Event/Consumption Ends

2018 Event Map

2018 SHUTTLE SCHEDULE & AFTER PARTY

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

Shuttle Service pick-up and drop-off behind Banff Ave Brew Pub at parking lot entrance on the corner of Beaver St. and Buffalo St.

Shuttle will run approx every 15 minutes:
Thursday, Nov. 22rd – 4:30pm to 10:30pm
Friday, Nov. 23th – 4:30pm to 10:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 24th – 11:30am to 9:30pm

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

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ROAM TRANSIT

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

2018 BREWERIES, DISTILLERIES & CIDERS

The following is a list of breweries, distilleries and ciders that will be at the 2018 Banff Craft Beer Festival

2018 RESTAURANTS

The following is a list of restaurants at the 2018 Banff Craft Beer Festival!

2018 SPONSORS