When you are an elevated traveler looking for a great vacation destination for the Summer you have lots of things to consider. One of those things of course is how 420 friendly the place is you are going to visit. Vancouver B.C. Canada is definitely one of those 420 friendly travel destinations up here in Canada.
Vancouver B.C. has lots to offer the elevated traveler, from great bud all the way to amazing food to pair with incredible views. There are lots of spectacular things you can do while visiting and you can visit without leaving bud out of the picture.
Things To Consider BEFORE Visiting
- When visiting in the Summer months please ensure you are carrying a portable ashtray for any leftovers you might have. Being a responsible toker is number one during the forest fire season that is in full force during August.
- It is just as legal as drinking which means in public spaces you will still need to be aware of your surroundings. If you can’t openly drink in that space you probably can’t partake as openly as you would wish.
- Be aware of No Smoking signs as they apply to all things including vape pens.
That being said the city has been very 420 friendly before legalization and as long as you are discreet and respectful of those around you, you shouldn’t have a single issue regardless of where you are. There is usually always a little spot to steal away and for the most part you can enjoy your pens pretty openly in less crowded street spaces.
Places To Enjoy In Vancouver While Elevated
This is one of Vancouver’s most famous parks and it is a great place to spend a whole day and part of the evening. Pack up a great lunch and some smoke-ables for a day on the go; maybe even rent some bikes and ride the seawall. Enjoy the sights, check out the Vancouver Aquarium inside the park, maybe enjoy a little golf or lawn bowling. There are even some great places to eat; including the famous teahouse, lumberman’s arch if you love fish and chips and even the famous Stanley Park Brewing! If you are still there by dark why not catch a show at Theatre Under the Stars to finish off your night in a super fun way.
Queen Elizabeth Park + Bloedel
Another famous park to check out that is FREE to enjoy is the Queen Elizabeth Park that showcases lots of beautiful plant varieties to explore. Queen Elizabeth Park is also home to Bloedel Conservatory another great, and very affordable, greenhouse filled with super exotic plants, birds and butterflies. Once you are done enjoying Bloedel go walk to the waterfall for the view then head to Seasons in the Park for a Sunset dinner. Enjoy a lovely bottle of local Burrowing Owl wine and incredible views of the downtown core that are especially good during the fireworks Vancouver puts on annually during the Summer. Booking a patio spot on a fireworks night is always a great idea but make sure to book far in advance for something like this. If you are a baseball fan Nat Bailey Stadium is actually at the base of the park and they usually do a fireworks show every Saturday game they have.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Vancouver is all about nature and one of the best ways to enjoy a protected 2nd growth forest is by heading to Capilano Suspension Bridge. Home to some of the oldest trees in Vancouver your breath will be taken away as you walk amongst the forest high up in the canopy of Vancouver’s incredible rain forest. Beautiful in every season this is a stop you have to make while in the area. Sunset pictures here are breathtaking and favorite of locals here in Vancouver. If you are visiting during the Winter holidays their Canyon Lights display is a MUST see and something families enjoy as a family tradition each and every year.
Science World + Olympic Village
If you are traveling with the whole family you might be looking for a super fun option for both you and the kids. Science World is definitely that place. You can run around learning things hands on, and enjoy lots of great demonstrations that are sure to wow! They even have an outdoor play area perfect for letting the kids burn off some steam while you take some great vacation photos the big smiles your kids will have. If you do plan it right though, they also have adult only nights that are perfect for a date night. You can enjoy all the Science World has to offer without any of the children running around. Just next to Science World is our beautiful Olympic Village which is a great place to stop in to buy some drinks at Legacy Liquor and enjoy some secluded hidden spots along the seawall nearby.
Must Eat Places in Vancouver
Fat Mao [Chinatown]
Love thai food? Love big bowls of noodly goodness? Then Fat Mao was made for you and you don’t want to miss it. Nothing in Vancouver can beat this award winning chefs bowls of heaven.
Cartems Donuts [Olympic Village area]
Donuts… need I say more?? This place is world renowned for their incredible donuts and after a day at Science World you are just a couple blocks away from enjoying some of the best. Don’t leave the city without eating one of these beauties.
The Flying Pig [Gastown]
If bacon is your calling don’t miss out on the Flying Pig. Pork being their specialty you can’t leave this place without a happy tummy. Their cesar salad even have pork belly croutons that make it simply to die for good.
Yolks [Multiple Locations]
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yolks knows that better than anyone else in the city. Having built themselves up from one of the smallest locations this spot has grown in immense popularity for good reason. If you need breakfast, you need yolks in your life.
Tacofino [Multiple Locations]
Have a taco craving?? Then Tacofino has to be your place to go if you are in the downtown area. This place often has a line and always has delicious food.
Meat & Bread [Above Gastown – Cambie]
Killing the sandwich game this a great place to stop in if you are doing a day walking tour of the downtown area. It is also located right by our local pot block with Amsterdam Cafe and Mark Emery’s shop just up the street. Hit the cafe to check out the vibe, and go for some great food!
Of course there are soo many amazing places to eat being one of the best food scenes in Canada you rarely have a bad meal.
I hope that helps you plan your trip to 420 friendly Vancouver with confidence knowing Vancouver loves their 420 travelers.