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Address: 1220 Erickson Street, Creston, British Columbia V0B 1G0, Canada
Phone Number: 250-428-1238
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The Kokanee Beer Gear Store operates brewery tours of the Columbia Brewery,...

The Kokanee Beer Gear Store operates brewery tours of the Columbia Brewery, home of Kokanee

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A cool tour!

We did the tour- my husband and I, and our toddler. Very informative, short & sweet, and a sample (a pint!) at the end. We were worried our toddler would be bored and one of us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Crystal M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the tour- my husband and I, and our toddler. Very informative, short & sweet, and a sample (a pint!) at the end. We were worried our toddler would be bored and one of us would have to leave- but he really liked looking at all the machinery and people working. If you are going with young children, just... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in Creston at a nearby local campground while passing through on vacation and took in the tour before heading out of town. The tour guide was informative and friendly and the tour was a good one. The cold beer after tour was also good but I thought the video of the old commercials was a little cheesy and non... More 

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Lacombe, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here because my husband loves his kokanee. We took a 1 year old and a 3 year old. While the kids did not get a whole lot out of it they didn't seem to be bothered by the tour either. To do the tour you need closed toe shoes and they provide safety glasses to wear. After you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This was a fun tour it was good to see the operation but it was a lot of stairs to go up and down.you would not be able to do this tour in a wheelchair or if you have problems with stairs.

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Salmo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We were so surprised at the scope of this visit. We were treated very well and learned a great deal. The fact that the beer was brewed right in front of us was awesome. Well done Creston.

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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great place to stop and take a tour and grab a beer. Even if you don't take the tour, stop in at the gift shop to browse. Lots of history, great tour guide, and overall a fun side trip if you are passing through.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

We like to go to breweries and my wife loves Kokanee, so this was a great surprise for her to begin our trip...great guide and very tolerant of my many questions...free samples too...how can you beat that...oh plus we found Bigfoot...grin

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Woodstock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were fascinated with the process right from the start of the tour. Our guide Heather started outside with a history of the Columbia brewery - an amalgamation of four smaller breweries in the area. They chose Creston because of the water. A lot of the talking is done outside as the facilities are noisy in the production area. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We visited intending to go on a tour but decided not to after all as we had our children with us (2.5 years and 7 weeks). Had been several years ago. Many times since we've come by and they were closed. I often expected them to be open on weekends but they weren't. Now it looks like they do have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Well worth a day stay over in Creston . There is a RV park across the street from the Brewery, a short distance away is a Water Park for the family or a walk in the Centennial Park.All of this is a short two Blocks from downtown Creston for Shops and restaurants. Before the tour or afterwards there is always... More 

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