Article by Riya Vashiraphiphob, Cannabis Life Network
Vancouver has been a stoner‘s paradise for years, even today, post-legalization, you can’t walk down the street without the smell of dank BC bud in the air. So what do you do next? Follow our ultimate stoner‘s guide to Vancouver and discover some of the best spots to stoner spots in Canada.
Cannabis Culture Lounge
Located in the epicentre of the Cannabis scene is the staple to-go Cannabis Culture Shop founded in 2001 by global marijuana activist, Mark Emery. Expect to find everything and anything you need, including a historical collection of cool cannabis paraphernalia. To access their lounge, bring your own bud and enjoy two floors of pure bliss for only a $5 entry fee. There are volcano vaporizers at every table, internet access, a view of Victory Square park and a variety of drinks and snacks available. The snazzy spot is Vancouver’s original lounge and it welcomes anyone 18+ of age (2 pieces of valid ID required). Click here for directions.
What better place than a retro video game lounge to get stoned in? High Score has been running their unique space since 2018. You can expect to get caught in a time warp of old arcade games and video game consoles for hours. To take you back even further in time, they have old school snacks and drinks available. Free coffee is also served until 4pm. What’s not to love? Click here for directions.
New Amsterdam Cafe
This well known smoke-friendly spot has been a cultural hub since 2000. It features some of Vancouver’s tastiest treats, beverages, incredible hand blown glass pipes, bubblers, vaporizers, grinders, apparel & more. A cool place to toke safely and indulge in deliciously dank ice-cream sundaes. Click here for directions.
El Furniture Warehouse Hastings
The next block down from in the New Amsterdam Cafe is the rustic-industrial vibe of the hastings Warehouse. It is definitely a cozy spot to roll into after your smoke sesh. The wooden booths, leather couches and dim lighting make the setting a perfect place to sink into and watch trippy old music videos that they constantly have playing on their TVs. The best part is: every food item on their menu is only $5.95. Click here for directions.
Stanley Park is a 405-hectare public park that borders the downtown, surrounded by waters of Burrard Inlet and English Bay You can move in any direction and discover the many crevices of nature that exist within the park. Whether you’re seeking a quiet spot to smoke or want to watch ducks chill out in the lake, make your way and create your own trip. Click here for directions.
Cannabis Life Network launched this modern, exclusive Cannabis media space in July 2016. Founder Todd Ceperley established “Vancouver’s first cannabis multimedia space” to create a cultural hub and a place to “produce media-rich content featuring cannabis in all its glorious forms.” At the time, they opened their brand with the season premiere of the popular webcast, Expert Joints LIVE!. Aside from the production facilities, Studio 710 offers a chic smoke-friendly lounge space on an invite-only basis. Click here for directions.