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Jul 12, 2016
10 must-visit Canadian beer festivals
Canada has a rich beer culture with tastes inspired by the Canadian landscape. There's no better way to enrich your travels this summer than with a sampling of craft beers, ciders and nibbles from the best beer festivals that the country has to offer.
Calgary International BeerfestSource: Instagram @abbeerfestivals
If you’re missing the Calgary Stampede this year, don’t fret! The Calgary International Beerfest is Western Canada’s largest beer festival and it all happens on May 6-7. There are over 250,000 square feet of breweries, restaurants and beer connoisseurs for you to mingle with and sample. Oh, and did we mention there will be 500 different kinds of beer you can try?
Atlantic Beer FestivalSource: Atlantic Beer Festival
Moncton, N.B. makes the list as the host of the Atlantic Beer Festival. With over 70 breweries on the invite list and some special guests from across Canada, this festival is full of East Coast pride that you just won't find anywhere else. The festival runs from May 26-28 and tickets are $55. It's well worth the trip.
Vancouver Craft Beer Week FestivalSource: Instagram @vcbw
VCBW Festival showcases over 100 breweries and cideries. That means there are over 400 beers and ciders flowing every year from all across North America. Running from May 27 to June 5, there are events all week to keep your thirst quenched and spirits happy. Tickets range from $35 to $40 for the main festival and go up in price for other events including live bands, food, and of course lots of beer.