Dutch Love's Guide to 420 😶🌫️
There's no place like stoned 💨
It may not be a national holiday (yet) but it may as well be. Celebrate 420 with us as we roll through our favourite Canadian cities.
If you like historical landscapes, world-class museums and long walks along the river this ones for you. As Canada's capital, Ottawa attracts people from all over the world to tour its historic sites and landmarks, enjoy its arts and culture, and appreciate its sights and sounds. Whether you’re looking to get high on the hill or munch out at a market, there’s something to do for every type of stoner.
Major's Hill Park
Just above the Rideau Canal, Ottawa held its first informal 420 gathering in Major’s Hill Park. Between events, the park is a calm oasis in downtown Ottawa, and the perfect spot to take a break between visits to the ByWard Market and nearby museums and galleries.
Moo Shu Ice Cream
A local favourite, Moo Shu Ice Cream serves homemade, small-batch ice cream and dumplings. If you’re in the mood for some unique, non-traditional flavours post 4:20pm, this is the spot!
This outdoor vendor cluster that surrounds the ByWard Market Square features year-round merchant booths selling fresh produce from local farms, flowers, baked goods, souvenirs and more, making it the best place in town for a one-stop-shop.
A city known around the world for its weed culture (and BC bud), Vancouver is home to a wide variety of scenic nature trails, lively neighbourhoods, and delicious eats.
Known as one of the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront paths, the Seawall extends from the Vancouver Convention Centre to Spanish Bank, making it the perfect destination for a walk, bike ride or a session with your best buds.
Lucky's Exotic Bodega
Run by three childhood friends, Lucky’s Exotic Bodega specializes in a wide and diverse selection of trendy streetwear, rare snacks and drinks from around the world, making it a one stop shop for all your pre (and post) 420 needs.
Located in the heart of Chinatown, Studio A-OK is a cannabis and magic mushrooms accessories brand and creative studio. Taking nods from past subcultures, future spacecrafts and meandering brain waves, A-OK is not one thing, but many.
Bright and bustling, Toronto is a cosmopolitan city whose residents have roots across the globe. If you’re looking for live music, comedians, food trucks and, of course, a massive cloud of smoke draped over Yonge and Dundas square — this is the place to be.
Sunnyside Pavilion and Waterfront
Sunnyside Pavilion and Waterfront is located on an immaculate stretch between the Toronto + Etobicoke border. With seemingly endless sandy beaches, a beautiful boardwalk and the historic Sunnyside Pool & beachfront bar, there's no shortage of lakefront views to soak in and picnic spots to spark up at.
Just north of Queen St. on Bathurst is a Toronto foodie icon for well over a decade. As the name suggests, Snackbar offers a wide variety of delicious, bite-sized plates to munch out on. With beverages to quench your thirst and a dimly lit atmosphere, good vibes are always in reach.
How could we not include THE OG hipster park which has hosted countless sessions for Toronto’s west end scene over the decades. While the secret is definitely out these days, there is still plenty of room to find a patch of grass, pet some dogs, watch some rec sports, zone off with a good book or burn one with the homies.