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Welcome To Island Craft

Where we showcase the best of Vancouver Island.


Island Craft is a new series of events and experiences that serve to highlight just how incredible our local craft scene is here on Vancouver Island.

We’re organized and hosted by The Strath – a local family owned Vancouver Island business since 1954.

The Winter Festival

Celebrate Vancouver Island with over 60 local beers, ciders & spirits!


The family day weekend is where it all began. Back in 2009 we launched the “Strathcona Beer Fest” which ran annually until 2020. It’s now evolved into this seasonal series of “Island Craft Festivals” – of which this will be our second edition!

What can you expect? A bevy of craft bevies from Vancouver Island producers, with a wintery twist. Dark beers, spiced ciders, and local whiskies perhaps? Well, you’ll just have to wait and see!

Keep an eye on this page, as we’ll add even more confirmed participants soon. And follow us on Instagram at @islandcraftca for up-to-date news.

How Our Festivals Work

What to expect when you arrive.


The festival will be held at The Sticky Wicket, 919 Douglas St Victoria. Our 20+ local craft vendors will be spread across the brand-new Wicket Hall and the Clubhouse.

Once you’ve booked online, you’ll be sent digital tickets via email. You can simply show us the QR code on your phone at the door, or if you’re old-school print it out! Once you arrive you’ll be given a sample cup and some tokens to start you off.

Drink tokens can be used towards 4oz samples of beer or cider*, ½oz of spirit. And food tokens can be used towards some fabulous appies by our talented kitchen. More tokens will be available at the event for $2.50 each.

* some beer or cider may be less than 4oz pours based on abv. Unredeemed tokens hold no cash value.

Choosing Your Ticket

What does your ticket come with?


Our regular tickets come with everything you need to get started, including some drink tokens and food tokens. If you want to make sure that you don’t miss out on the festival favourites and have a whole extra hour, you can do so by upgrading to a premium ticket for just $5 more.

Regular Tickets – $25

Entry From 2pm
2 Drink Tokens
2 Food Token
Souvenir Sample Cup
A Sense Of Island Pride

Premium Tickets – $30

Entry From 1pm
2 Drink Tokens
2 Food Tokens
Souvenir Sample Cup
A Bigger Sense Of Island Pride

Add Ten Drink Tokens – $25

Start the event off without having to line up for tokens. See above for token information.

Get Your Tickets

Only available here!


Festival tickets are available right now. While tickets may be available at the door – there’s no guarantee you’ll get in unless you book in advance.

SOLD OUT Regular Ticket

$25 – entry from 2pm


SOLD OUT Regular Ticket & Ten Tokens

$46.74 – entry from 2pm with ten extra tokens


SOLD OUT Premium Ticket

$30.00 – entry from 1pm 

SOLD OUT Premium Ticket & Ten Tokens

$51.74 – entry from 1pm with ten extra tokens

Any Questions?

Feel free to shoot us an email.


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