Hotels Bearacchus

FAB is not featuring a host hotel this year. Hear are some suggestions for accommodation based on the Opera Centre location.

Best Western Plus Suites Downtown

Book - 1330 8th Street SW

Located just steps from the Opera Centre, the Best Western Plus Suites Downtown offers spacious rooms with free high speed internet, a sauna, and a complimentary breakfast.

Hotel Arts

Book - 119 12th Ave SW

1.2 KM from Opera Centre, Hotel Arts is a modern, upscale hotel located in walking distance from bars and BEARACCHUS VI. The contemporary rooms feature flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi. Suites add lounge areas, wet bars and balconies. A seasonal outdoor pool and fitness centre is also available

Nuvo Hotel & Suites

Book - 827 12 Ave SW

300 Meters from Opera Centre.  This charming boutique hotel has queen beds in all suites, free breakfast, free wifi, and full kitchens in all units. A short walk from most BEARACCHUS VI weekend activities. 

Hotel Elan

Book - 1122 16 Avenue SW

800 Meters from Opera Centre. Situated just off of Calgary’s renowned Uptown 17th Avenue SW, Hotel Elan is in a vibrant part of the City that is home to over 200 boutique shops as well as numerous restaurants, lounges, and pubs. Free breakfast, free internet, and stylish rooms.

Fairmont Palliser Hotel

Book - 133 9 Ave SW

1.4 KM from Opera Centre.  Enjoy luxury and history in Calgary’s oldest hotel. Since 1914 The Fairmont Palliser has welcomed travelers including the Royal Family. It was also home to one of Calgary’s early gay bars!  Walking distance to the city's most exciting retail shopping, arts, culture and entertainment venues, the Fairmont Palliser offers multiple elegant rooms and suites, a indoor pool, fitness centre, and more.


Victoria Day Long Weekend - May 17th – 21st

BEARACCHUS VI Western Canada’s largest bear weekend is back! Get your horns and wings ready as this year the team from the Fellowship of Alberta Bears is taking you to Heaven & Hell!  Bears, cubs, otters, and gentlemen of all shapes and sizes converge on Calgary for a weekend of local culture, events, and parties.   


Pre-purchase your weekend pass! Your wristband will give you front of the line access to all Bearacchus weekend events, a discount on admission, and discounts at local businesses. Wristbands will be available for pickup starting at Beareoke on Thursday. Single tickets for all events will be available at the door.

Bearacchus VI Wristband 4 Events for $48.00.  This is a $10 savings for members vs. at the door pricing and a $20 savings for non-member door pricing.

Online sales are now closed. Run passes will be available in limited quantities at the door on Thursday and Friday.

Run Pass Pricing

At-the-door Non-member Pricing

At-the-door Member Pricing

Total Price $48

Total Price $78

Total Price $58

- Bear-eoke - Free - Bear-eoke - Free - Bear-eoke - Free
- Sip N Sing - Free - Sip N Sing - $15 - Sip N Sing - $10
- Welcome to Paradise - Free - Welcome to Paradise - $10 - Welcome to Paradise - $5
- Bearacchus Heaven & Hell Party - Free - Bearacchus Heaven & Hell Party - $30.00 - Bearacchus Heaven & Hell Party - $20.00
- Brunch - Free (plus additional purchases) - Brunch - $23.00 - Brunch - $23.00


Thursday May 17th

Bear-eoke Meet & Greet

  • 9pm – 1am
  • The Backlot 209 10 Ave SW
  • Free Admission
  • Kick off the weekend meeting your fellow bears, sing your favourite song, and mix and mingle at Calgary’s oldest gay bar. Pick up your weekend wristband early and avoid line ups.

Friday May 18th

Sip n Sing – More Than Broadway:

  • Time: 9pm – 1am
  • Price: Included in the run pass or $10 for members/$15 non-members at the door.
  • Directions
  • FAB returns with the Sip n Sing with a twist! Join us at the Opera Centre for an evening of friends, fun, and music. This year will blend some classic Broadway and movie musical hits with classic songs tying in with our Heaven & Hell theme. Join us to discover if Heaven is a place on earth, head down a Highway to Hell, Defy Gravity and say Hello to friends new and old!

Saturday May 19th

Welcome to Paradise Kink Social

  • Time: 12pm – 5pm
  • Price: Included in the run pass or $5 for members/$10 non-members at the door.
  • Directions
  • Calling all pups, leather daddies, doms, subs, rubber enthusiasts and everything in between! Featuring demos, equipment, and the “All Dogs Go To Heaven” puppy mosh, we’ll be loving our FAB bodies and fetishes! Whether you are curious about different kinks or a long-time enthusiast, don your kink apparel and join us for an afternoon social in gear.

Bearacchus: Heaven & Hell

  • Time: 9pm – 3am
  • Price: Included in the run pass or $20 for members/$30 non-member/guests s at the door.
  • Directions
  • FAB’s biggest Calgary party of the year returns! Party like the gods or show off your sinful side and let your imagination flow! Be creative with your outfit and dance away to DJ (whomever.) Explore what’s behind the pearly gates of the paradise back room, enjoy our go-go bears, and party with the bears. Please note that this is a members and invited guests only event.

Sunday May 20th

Recovery Brunch

  • Time: 11am – 1pm
  • Price: Included in the run pass ($23 dollar value) or Non Wristband Holders pay bills at Craft. Cash/Credit/Debit
  • Directions
  • Wrap up your weekend with bacon, bennies, and bears! Craft hosts us for our annual Sunday brunch. Indulge in fruit, pastries and breakfast classics in a all you can eat buffet. Price includes coffee and juice or add one of CRAFT’s brews or cocktails to your meal for an extra cost.

Bears at the Lounge

  • Head to the Texas Lounge Sunday to wrap up your weekend with cheap drink specials for all. Want to unwind after your party? Head next door to Goliaths Saunatel to relax in the hot tub and steam room and meet some new friends. Wristband holders receive $8 off rooms and $5 off lockers for 8 hour rentals

Wristband Discounts*

*Wristband must be presented to receive discounts. Discounts apply to wristband holders only, not for whole groups.

  • The Backlot :One of Calgary’s oldest gay-owned and operated bars, The Backlot isn’t fancy but it’s full of history, acceptance, and lots of laughs.
    • $8 Doubles during Bear-eoke Meet & Greet May 17th
    • $4 Highballs & Beer all weekend
  • Crack’d YYC Food Truck: Get snackin and crackin with our food truck at Saturday Night’s dance party. Calgary’s newest food truck sensation features a menu of delicious egg-based dishes to satisfy your late-night craving. A portion of sales will be donated to FAB charities.
    • 10% off all items.
  • CRAFT Beer Market: Looking for an inviting spot to enjoy great food and drinks (including Canada’s largest selectionof draft beer)? You’ve come to the right place. CRAFT will host the Sunday Recovery Brunch.
    • 10% off all regular priced menu items  all weekend (excluding brunch)
  • The Palomino Smokehouse: BBQ joint serving slow-smoked meats in a rustic space with a full bar, patio & frequent live music.
    • 25% off Food and Beverage all weekend
  • Pinbar: Featuring classic pinball and arcade games and an extensive menu, Pinbar is Calgary’s newest place for food and fun!
    • 25% off food and beverages all weekend
  • Tubby Dog: Counter-serve joint for signature hot dogs with creative toppings, plus burger, taco’s and more.
    • 10% off food and beverages including alcohol. Open late Friday & Saturday
  • The Twisted Element: Come to Calgary's biggest and best white party May 20th ! With performances from Calgary's bestdrag queens and DJ Sonidef in the Twisted Underground!
    • $5 off cover at the door for The White Party (Regular Cover $15)

About Calgary

Just 60 minutes from the majestic rocky mountains, “The Heart of the New West” is known for its hospitality. Home of the world-famous Calgary Stampede every July, Calgary is known for its incredible tourist attractions, beautiful rivers, large natural spaces and handsome men. Plan an entire week visit around your BEARACCHUS VI visit and enjoy the city and nearby Banff & Kananaskis.

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