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1. I’M TRAVELLING FROM OUT OF TOWN, CAN I GET A DEAL?

Alberta Beer Festivals has obtained special rates for those travelling to Calgary and Edmonton for the events, check out the great hotel and flight deals below:

CALGARY

Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown

Ramada Plaza is in the heart of Downtown Calgary, with easy access to the entire city. Half a block from the C-Train and only a few minute train ride to the BMO Centre!

CALGARY INTERNATIONAL BEERFEST – Click HERE to book a room for a special rate that is only available online, starting at $89 plus applicable taxes and fees. Rooms include 2 Double Beds with Free WiFi, free hot breakfast, in-room temperature control, Keurig machine, hairdryer, HDTV, bathroom amenities, and more.

EDMONTON

Patrons are invited to stay downtown at the Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown in newly renovated rooms that include a free hot breakfast buffet, free high-speed, wired and wireless internet and 90% of the rooms feature a balcony!

EDMONTON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL – Click HERE to book a room for a special Beer Festival rate of $119 plus applicable taxes and fees per night.

Wanna stay longer? Contact Koushik Balaji, Sales and Catering Manager at catering@hiexedmonton.com

BANFF

Banff Craft Beer Festival Hotel Packages – COMING FALL 2021

FLIGHTS

WestJet is offering 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border. To take advantage of this offer, please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online while using the discount codes listed below…

Calgary International Beerfest

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: YYC – Calgary, AB
  • The travel period begins: October 8 – 23, 2021
  • No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings
  • Coupon Code: Guest web/Travel Agent web – C14OW81
  • Promo Code: Travel Agent GDS only -YBE66

Edmonton Craft Beer Festival

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: YEG – Edmonton, AB
  • The travel period begins: October 15 – 28, 2021
  • No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings
  • Coupon Code: Guest web/Travel Agent web – L69KJ33
  • Promo Code: Travel Agent GDS only -YBE65

2. I WANT TO GET MY BEARINGS, WHERE IS EVERYTHING?

Calgary International Beerfest

The event is held at the BMO Centre that is located on Stampede Park at 20 Roundup Way, 

Take Calgary Transit to the Stampede Park via bus or the C-Train 201 Red Line that goes to the Victoria Park / Stampede Station located right beside both the BMO Centre.

Edmonton Craft Beer Festival 

The event is held at the Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands that is located at 7515 – 118 Avenue,

Edmonton Expo Centre is ten minutes from downtown, you can take the ETS LRT and arrive from downtown in less than 15 minutes!

Banff Craft Beer Festival

The Banff Craft Beer Festival is located in Banff, AB. Leaving Calgary, head west on Hwy #1. Take the first exit into Banff (Banff Ave).

3. IS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE, WHAT DOES IT COST, AND WHEN DOES IT OPERATE?

Yes! Both the Calgary and Edmonton Festivals are near public transportation. Prices and schedules are subject to seasonal change, but you can visit the Calgary Transit or Edmonton Transit websites for daily rates and times.

In Banff, shuttles will be made available. Shuttle service to the festival will leave from the Official Pre-Party, Banff Ave. Brewing Co. starting at approximately 2:30 on Friday and 12:30 on Saturday. Festival patrons are asked to present their Banff Craft Beer Festival ticket to board the shuttles. You can purchase tickets to the Banff Craft Beer Festival directly from Banff Ave. Brewing Co., ask your server for details.

4. WHAT OTHER THINGS ARE THERE TO DO IN THE CITIES?

Calgary:

– The world famous Calgary Tower
Arts Common and Theatre Calgary. You can take in a show while you visit Calgary.
– There is a surplus things to see and do along the historic Stephen Ave (8th Ave), and the Red Mile (17th Ave,) both of which have a seemingly endless directory of restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, bars and entertainment venues. Stay an extra few days in Calgary, and try to take it all in! Visit Calgary Tourism for more information.

Edmonton:

Check out the Citadel. You can take in a show while you visit Edmonton!
– The world famous West Edmonton Mall
– There is also a surplus of fine dining, and entertainment options.  Stay an extra few days in Edmonton, and try to take it all in! Visit Edmonton Tourism for more information.

Banff:

– Skiing – Mt NorquaySunshine Village and Lake Louise will all be open for the season.- – Alpine Ski World Cup Racing will be happening in Lake Louise on November 28th.
Banff Hot Springs.
– The Red Earth Spa at the Caribou Lodge is a great place for people to relax before or after the festival