We are working towards family friendly events in the future, for now, our licence is very strict sorry. Absolutely no minors (under the age of 19) are permitted within the grounds.

As much as we love the fur-kids, only Service & Guide Dogs are allowed at the festival.

One government-issued photo ID and one piece of secondary ID – any piece of formally issued identification, such as a credit card, health care card, or other non-photo ID.

Tickets are sold online here>TICKETS …..and are on sale now!

GA tickets include your festival entry, souvenir tasting mug, access to over 300 beers and ciders, bands, DJs, games, activations, food trucks and all the other fun things that happen at the VCBW Festival. Drink tokens for 4oz samples are not included and are available to purchase for $2

VIP tickets include all of the above AND access to the VIP Lounge presented by Whole Foods, 10 drink tokens and a catered meal in the VIP area. As well as 30 minute early access to VIP area.

Yes, but all bags are subject to search at the entrance and anytime thereafter by Security.

Because we’re in a park no real glass is permitted, and only official VCBW 4oz serving ‘glasses’ are allowed in accordance with the BC Cannabis and Liquor Regulation Branch.

Busses run along Hastings and Renfrew Streets. Find your route here>TRANSIT

No tokens are included with General Admission tickets, only with VIP passes. Tokens will be available for sale at the Festival, by cash only, and can be pre-purchased when you buy your ticket online.

Yes, but it must be plastic or metal (no glass) and empty. If it’s not we’ll ask you to dump it out at the entrance. It can be refilled at water stations around the festival grounds.

Yes, as long as you have a VCBW wristband. Please note that you will have to join the main lineup again if you leave the site.

The PNE Fairgrounds are now 100% non-smoking, however we have secured a designated smoking area that smokers may use. Use of E-Cigarettes is also considered smoking, vaping is only allowed in the designated smoking area.

Please DO NOT drive to the VCBW Festival if you are intending to consume alcohol! We are working with EVO to provide an onsite valet for those using their services, and the PNE is very well serviced by Public transit. There will be some parking available on site at the PNE for a fee, but they DO NOT allow for overnight parking on their grounds.

Taxis will be waiting outside of the Colosseum on Renfrew Street. Follow the taxi signs and you’ll find them.

Yes! We have lots of food booths and food trucks. Check out food vendors here>FOOD

No you can not, but we will have food on site for any dietary need.

We will have food options for any dietary need

As well, if you are visiting the Vip section, presented by Whole Foods Market, they will be providing a full catered meal for all dietary needs

There are many beers being served the festival, and the list is still growing! Check out what the breweries are serving here>BREWERIES

  • Glutenberg is at the festival this year
  • We have Cider row returning, providing a great selection of gluten free ciders
  • Non-alcoholic beer will also be served at the Red Racer booth

You can buy most of the beer you try at the festival in liquor stores, bars and pubs in Vancouver and around the province.

Items turned in or found will be held in our offices, please email [email protected] if you leave something behind.

While we are always hopeful for beautiful sunny weather for the Festival, it’s true to us Vancouverites that this is not always the case, so please do bring your umbrella if the weather calls for it.