What types of people go on your brewery tours?
Our tours are great for Vancouverites, beer newbies, beer enthusiasts, singles, couples, tourists, college dudes, moms, dads, the list goes on. The tours are a great way to find your new favourite beer (and maybe even a new best friend!)
What breweries will I visit while on tour?
We partner with over 20 of Vancouver’s best craft breweries and each Public Tour has a different line up. Visit our PUBLIC TOURS page for the current brewery tour line up. We’re proud of the relationships we’ve formed with our partner breweries and drop by only when it’s convenient for them.
Why pay for a tour when I can visit the breweries on my own?
How you choose to support local breweries is up to you! However, if you’re looking for VIP behind the scenes brewery access and seating, want to be able to drink what you want and leave the car at home, get free stuff, and meet a bunch of really fun people along the way, we think you should leave the planning to us and book a tour!
What’s included in a Vancouver Brewery Tour?
- ALL the Beer – 1 beer flight per stop
- Vancouver Brewery Tours Beer Tasting Journal
- Pick up, drop off and transportation to and from the breweries (except Walking Brewery Tours)
- 3 brewery visits in 3 or 4 hours
- VIP access and entrance fees
- From grain to glass: an introduction to the brewing process
- Behind the scenes brewery tours at least 1 of our brewery partners (Multiple available if booked at time of payment).
- Passionate and knowledgeable brewery tour guides
I’m late for my tour and I can’t find the meeting location, what do I do?
Our office may be unavailable to support you by phone if you are running late or cannot find the meeting location outside 9-5 m-f. Please check your confirmation or reminder email for everything you need. You may have received an email from us with your guide’s phone number – now is the time to look for it and call your guide (Be nice, they don’t have to answer this call, and let’s be honest, you are probably frantic). Otherwise, our Lateness Policy is below.
We provide multiple email confirmations as a reminder for your tour, location and start time. If you are running late and unable to meet your tour guide on time, we may have to leave without you so as to not keep other guests waiting an unreasonable amount of time. Sorry we do not wait for late guests on public tours.
Vancouver Brewery Tours does not provide refunds, partial credits, expense reimbursements related to additional travel costs, or provide the opportunity to reschedule your booking due to lateness and/or a missed tour due to lateness. It is your responsibility to arrive on time at the correct location so please plan accordingly.
Do you sell gift certificates?
Sure do! Available at any denomination, they make a perfect gift. Check out our shop page for more info
What if I have to cancel my tour?
Please review our TERMS AND CONDITIONS for all policies related to cancellations, refunds and reschedule requests.
Where are the pick-up and drop-off spots for Public Tours?
For our Vancouver Brewery Tour, Beer and Food Brewery Tour and Gastown Pub Walk, each tour departs from inside Waterfront Station in Downtown Vancouver at 901 W Cordova. Across from Lions Pub.
How do I purchase a spot on tour?
Do I have to make a reservation?
Yes. Tours can fill up fast, so to avoid disappointment and ensure you get a spot on tour, booking early is recommended. All Public Tour bookings are done online through our booking calendar.
What happens after I book my tour?
You’ll receive an email confirming your tour, meeting location and start time. You will also receive a reminder email within 24 hours of your tour. Please call or email if you have any questions related to your tour confirmation.
What are my payment options?
We accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Sorry, cash is not accepted for tours.
Do I need to print off my reservation and bring confirmation?
No, just bring your ID and thirsty you!
Is food available on the tour?
Snacks may be available for purchase at some of our stops (think pepperoni sticks, cheesy breads, etc). We recommend eating a full meal before coming on tour. Hop on our Tuesday night Beer and Food Brewery Tour for a full meal on tour.
How much does a tour cost?
Vancouver Brewery Tours are $84.99+tax per person and our Beer and Food Brewery Tours are $109.99+tax per person. Visit the PRIVATE TOURS page for more information on our private tour costs.
Do I have to pay the breweries for samples?
No, all beer costs are covered with your registration.
What do I need to bring with me for the tours?
Please bring your ID and comfortable clothes, and cash for any beer purchases as some of the breweries only accept cash. Maybe a bag for the oodles of beer bottles you’ll be purchasing? Beyond that, come thirsty, leave satisfied!
Can I purchase beer or growlers while on tour?
Yes, beer can be bought for consumption after the tour, and please bring cash just in case. Feel free to bring your growler for fills, or purchase beer at any brewery on tour. Not sure what a growler is? We’ll teach you! We have a large cooler on board for any of your purchases. Please do not purchase extra pints or flights at breweries, we are not babysitters.
What do I wear?
Please dress comfortably and weather appropriate as Vancouver is known to rain a little throughout the year, and please no open-toed shoes as you’ll be walking around working breweries.
Can I drink in the Van?
Drinking in passenger vans is against provincial transportation laws, really our friends received a $26,000 fine last year. Drinking at the breweries is strongly encouraged!
How do I request a Private Tour?
Please complete our Private Tour Request form to request a private tour. Visit our PRIVATE TOURS page for more details and to get started. Please note Private Tours are NOT listed on the booking calendar.
How old do I have to be to go on tour?
All passengers must be at least 19 years of age and hold valid photo ID in order to board the van. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Can I bring my baby or small child on your tours?
Unfortunately our business insurance does not allow anyone under 19, including babies and toddlers, to be able to board the Vancouver Brewery Tours van.