11:30am
Departure Time
5 Hours
Duration
18+
Age
Leisurely
Activity
Year Round
Season

The best water in the country makes some of the best beer you can imagine. Sample the best craft beers in Banff and Canmore while hearing about beer history from local experts.

 

Photo Credit: Three Bears Brewery & Restaurant

This tour is operating as a small group public tour, and masks are mandatory for all guests and guides. Learn more about our health and safety measures.

You will get beer history, stories of local entrepreneurship, a glimpse behind the scenes and chats with beer experts. The best part is sampling beer made right here in the Canadian Rockies as our guide takes you from place to place. Visit iconic Bow Valley breweries including Banff’s first brewery, Banff Ave Brewing; Banff’s newest brewery, 3 Bears Brewing; and Tank 310 at the Grizzly Paw Brewery with panoramic views of the Three Sisters, Ha Ling Peak and Mount Rundle.

Whether you are curious and new to craft beer or a seasoned veteran you will take away a new appreciation for beer made here, and gather some cool beer trivia to impress your friends next time you are out.

Included
  • Beer samples
  • Professional guide
  • Small group size (up to 10 guests per guide)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
Day of Week
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

Guided beer tour

Sample local brews on a craft beer tour visiting four breweries in Banff and Canmore with beer history, stories of local entrepreneurship, a glimpse behind the scenes and chats with beer experts.
2

Banff Ave Brewing Co

Founded in 2010, Banff’s first brewpub has developed into a beer culture hotbed for locals and tourists alike.
3

Three Bears Brewery

Banff’s newest brewery opened their doors in 2020 complete with a retractable roof, 25 foot pine tree & forest friends.
4

Tank 310 at Grizzly Paw Brewery

Sample craft beers at Tank 310 on the third level of the brewery with panoramic views of the Three Sisters, Ha Ling Peak and Mount Rundle.
5

Canmore Brewing Company

A local’s favourite, this brewery has a bright tasting room with a range of core beers, seasonal beers and pilot brews.
Included
  • Beer samples
  • Professional guide
  • Small group size (up to 10 guests per guide)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
Day of Week
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
The tour begins at 11:30am in Banff, and returns at 4:30pm.
This small group tour includes transportation from most hotels in Banff on a guided bus tour to four of the Bow Valley’s top breweries. The tour includes samples at each of the four breweries as well as light snacks and water.
We pick up from most hotels in Banff, and you can select your preferred pick-up location during the booking process. For drop offs, our guide will ask you on the way back where you would like to be dropped off either in town or at your hotel.
You are welcome to meet us at any of our pick up locations in Banff to join the tour, and there is free parking at the Banff Train Station in Banff for up to nine hours. Guests parking here can select their pickup location as the Banff Train Station (in front of Main Entrance).

Most guests choose to self-drive into Banff, although please note that you will need to find parking in Banff that exceeds the duration of the tour. Please refer to the Town of Banff website for general parking information, or the banffparking.ca website for live parking availability. For guests staying in Canmore, you can also use the Roam bus service and disembark at the Banff High School. The closest pick up point to the Banff High School is across the road at the Elk and Avenue Hotel.

The tour includes Banff Ave Brewing Co, Three Bears Brewery, Tank 310 at Grizzly Pay Brewery and the Canmore Brewing Company. Samples are included at each brewery.
Each craft brewery will provide a brewer’s choice sampler. On average we will have four samplers per location.
Of course! Each brewery offers different ways to bring home beer. We will have coolers on board to keep your off-sales chilled for when the tour is finished.
No, not while on the bus. You will have plenty of samples throughout the day in the craft breweries. Water and light snacks are provided while we drive.
There is a 24 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 24 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.

Included
  • Beer samples
  • Professional guide
  • Small group size (up to 10 guests per guide)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
Day of Week
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Guests must be aged 18 years or older.
  • Photo ID may be required for identity verification.
  • Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 4 participants, please call the day prior to confirm the tour.
Included
  • Beer samples
  • Professional guide
  • Small group size (up to 10 guests per guide)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
Day of Week
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Bow Valley Beer Tour with Discover Banff Tours
Take a group private transfer in a comfortable van with Discover Banff Tours