Best Spots to Blaze in Canada
Natural beauty abounds in Canada. Each province contains a wide selection of places perfect for smoking and taking in the wonders of the world. Follow our travel guide of best smoke spots to get a truly elevated experience in each province.
This location is said to be one of the best places in Canada to go white water rafting. Alberta is home to many mountain ranges, so you’re in for a bumpy ride. The river is close to Calgary and Banff National Park, providing access to both a serene natural experience or an urban venture. Travel all the way down the wild water into Canoe Meadows for a more relaxing ride. We recommend saving the smoking for after the wet and wild adventure, perhaps in Canoe Meadows Campground.
Marijuana itself is a botanical odyssey, so why not smoke in a place that has a bunch of them: Butchart Gardens. Located in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, this botanical garden was established by an eccentric cement magnate named Robert Pim Butchart. Curved walkways cut through over 55 acres of grounds, flanked on all sides by a wide palette of colors embedded in floral designs. A wide number of bird species call Butchart home and can be seen throughout the year. Live animals and bronze statuary animals are on display throughout the gardens. These include a wild boar, sturgeon fountain, and “Circle of Doves.”
Peak 2 Peak Gondola, Whistler
Until 2017, Peak 2 Peak Gondola held the Guinness World Record for longest and highest lift. It no longer holds the record, but it’s still home to breathtaking views of miles of mountains in all directions. This lift isn’t just for skiers; anyone who appreciates the beauty of nature will enjoy a ride between peaks. The ride is situated between Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain in British Columbia region. Winter offers skiers 8,171 acres of mountainous terrain to take advantage of, while summer provides visitors with expanded access to a network of hiking trails throughout both mountains. Get high, then even higher, to enjoy a mind-expanding experience in the expanse of mountaintop terrain.
Little Limestone Lake
Although this lake is located in the heart of Manitoba, it will make you feel as if you’re on a tropical vacation. The lake contains high levels of calcite. As a result, the lake is crystal clear with a pretty turquoise tint. The nearest city is Winnipeg, about five hours away. Aside from Winnipeg, the lake isn’t very close to any small towns, restaurants or hotels, making it the perfect place to camp. The sparse population allows you to smoke up anytime. This destination is perfect for summertime beach vibes and kayaking.
Riding Mountain National Park
Located in the southwest region of Manitoba, Riding Mountain is known for its vast forests. The forests are home to many animals, including bears, elk, moose, bison, and cougars. The park has over 400 km of hiking trails, making this an explorer’s paradise. The closest commercial town is Wasagaming, which is also the south entrance of the park. Any of the numerous wooded trails makes for a good smoke spot. Try to aim for a high elevation to get a panoramic view of the trees. For visitors interested in water sports, Clear Lake is a good option, also located at the south entrance.
The Hopewell Rocks are in the vicinity of notable attractions, particularly the Bay of Fundy and its coastal tourist hotspots. After visiting these, head to the rocks at low tide in order to view the vast formations from ground level (otherwise, they’ll be covered by water). Sedimentary and sandstone rock comprise these colossus rocks that reach toward the Canadian heavens. When it’s not low tide, many visitors kayak around the rocks for an up-close-and-personal experience. Hopewell Rocks offers two beaches on which to relax as well as a significant network of hiking trails. Smoke during low tide as you walk the ocean floor and stare up at the towering rocks.
Gros Morne National Park
Located on the west coast of Newfoundland in Northern Canada, this national park is known for its green cliff views, long trails, and waterfalls. Make your way to the coast, down to the lobster cove lighthouse. Light up and let your feet dangle off the green cliffs as fishing boats pass by below. According to locals, this is a prime spot for summertime hiking. The park is surrounded by quaint towns like Rocky Harbor and Sally’s Cove. Both towns make for a peaceful and relaxing visit. With over 200 km of hiking area and coastline to explore, in addition to some of the best lobster, Canada has to offer, Gros Morne National Park is the perfect place to toke up and wander about.
Lunenburg is a popular destination located in Nova Scotia, on the west coast of Canada. The town is vibrant, colorful, and perfect for summer or fall. Although the town has a growing population, the culture is relaxed. The best-secluded area to smoke is likely the Bay to Bay Trail. This walk is 10 km long and connects Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. At the very tip of this trail lies Ovens Natural Park, known for its unique sea caves and natural pools. This destination has the best of both worlds for the adventurous or chill explorer.
Inside Lake Huron, just northwest of Toronto in Ontario is Manitoulin Island. The name itself derives from an old legend of underwater caves where spirits supposedly dwell. Manitoulin translates to “spirit island.” Although it is in the middle of a lake, the island itself also contains a number of lakes. There is one lake in particular called Lake Mindemoya that contains its own island, Treasure Island. Manitoulin has many activities and sites, like Bridal Veil Waterfalls and Great Spirit Circle trail. Forty percent of the population is comprised of indigenous people, making for great stories and tall tales to be told. The Cup and Saucer trail make for a solid place to spark up, with wide views highlighting the sharp green trees and crystal clear water, making for an on-top-of-the-world feeling.
Polar Bear Provincial Park
This park is located on the north coast of Ontario. On average, only 300 tourists visit this remote location a year. The closest civilization to the park is Peawanuck, a small town with about 250 members in the community. Because this place is so secluded and no permanent structures are permitted in the park, visitors typically stay in tents or teepees. The amount of polar bears in the area are abundant. Many polar bears can be glimpsed in a day, hence the name. The bears won’t mind if you smoke, so wait until dark and light up under the stars that glisten far above this remote and wondrous locale.
Prince Edward Island
Stop by Prince Edward Island National Park for a view beyond compare: swathes of red cliffs stretch out as far as the eye can see, contrasting the blue of the ocean nestled below. The beach is accessible from many spots along the cliffs, so start walking, take in the views, then hit the beach whenever you need to rest. Your shoes will likely be caked with some red soil following a visit to Cavendish Cliffs, but it’s well worth it for a spectacular, serene piece of natural Canadian beauty. Anywhere along the cliffs is good for a smoke… just watch your step near the edge!
This peninsula lies on the very tip of the Quebec region. It is a somewhat challenging hike to get here, but once you make it, you likely won’t want to leave. In the area is Forillon National Park, known for its seals and bears. The peninsula layout makes for great coves and bays to explore. Explorer Jacques Cartier claimed this area for France in 1534, and this region speaks a mix of French and English. The food here has a touch of French and Mediterranean culture, with exceptional seafood the most noteworthy option. One of the best views for a smoking experience comes near the end of the peninsula in a section called Grande-Grave.
This hidden gem contains 20 km of tucked away trail systems to hike and explore. Depending on the time of year, you can enjoy hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, or biking. Seven pavilions are available for private functions, giving you the option to turn a quiet hike into a communal experience wrapped in nature’s beauty. A great spot to smoke is along Sioux Bridge leading into Wakamow Valley.