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Address: 1220 Erickson St, 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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Fun tour

We went on a Saturday so the lines weren't running but that made the admission cheaper! It was a fun tour with free beer at the end, so what more could you ask for! Our guide was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
provincialwander
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a Saturday so the lines weren't running but that made the admission cheaper! It was a fun tour with free beer at the end, so what more could you ask for! Our guide was knowledgeable about a lot of what was going on in the brewery and answered our questions without hesitation. She was also patient with... More 

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Thank provincialwander
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you or even a loved one loves beer this is worth the stop! $5 tours of the brewery and you get to see all the processes and ask all your questions to the knowledgeable tour guides. There's some old commercials to watch while you sample a beer made at the brewery along with lots of merchandise!!

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Thank Racheal S
Calgary, Canada
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116 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour was simple, short, informative, interesting and guide was friendly and knowledgeable. We were here on a Saturday so did not get to see the actual employees working on the floor and machines working. Despite this, it was a great tour! You get a pint to sample their beers. Just remember to use close toed shoes to keep you safe... More 

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Thank Marites8
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 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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Thank Crystal M
Winnipeg, Canada
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 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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Thank Tim L
Salmo
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6 reviews
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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Thank 317bonnieh
Calgary, AB
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16 reviews
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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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Thank ktharg
Bozeman, Montana
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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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