Get higher on your next hike. And we’re not just referring to elevation gains. 

If you haven’t hiked with cannabis before, it could seem a little daunting (or dangerous). But cannabis has a remarkable way of enhancing our connection to nature, and relaxing both minds and muscles. Just remember to bring a giant water bottle, first aid kit and some protein-packed snacks.

When dosing edibles – whether hiking or relaxing on the couch – always start with a small dose and work your way up to a higher potency. When hiking with edibles (as with dosing), the most practical route is to start with a slow, mellow, gentle trail. Intense hikes and rigorous climbs can challenge your footing, so best to keep your edible consumption on solid ground. Keep in mind that injuries tend to occur on the way down, when legs are tired and nearing the end of the trail.

Best practices: dose responsibly, be respectful of other hikers, leave no trace (pack it in/pack it out), and know your route. 

Here are five of our favourite local hikes with some edible companions…

Mount Crumpit, Squamish

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Many hikers are beckoned here in search of the Grinch, but instead you’ll find pure zen and stunning views. 

Hiking time: 7 hours, or start at Raven’s Plateau subdivision and hike the Deep Ends trail for one hour and 45 minutes to reach the summit.

Round-trip: 6 KM

Pack this: Mota Dried Mango


St. Mark’s Summit, North Shore

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This beautiful north shore trek offers spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Gulf Islands.

Hiking time: Approx 5 hours

Round-trip: 11 KM

Pack this: White CBD Clear Sphere


Garibaldi Lake, Sea to Sky

Photo Credit: Galyna Andrushko – Fotolia

Garibaldi is a true gem of the Sea to Sky mountain passage. You’ll reach nirvana with emerald glacier-fed lake water and alpine meadows. Check trail updates for full details on camping and hiking.

Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Round-trip: 18 KM

Pack this: Sour Blue Raspberry Soda Bottles


Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet

Photo Credit: Adventures NorthWest

Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, this leisurely and spectacular trail system lends nicely to taking in the scenery at a gentle pace.  

Hiking time: up to 2.5 hours

Round-trip: 8 KM

Pack this: THC Wild Berry Jellies



Mount Elphinstone, Sunshine Coast

Photo Credit: Schip Along

Located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, this glorious hike offers panoramic summit views of Vancouver, the Gulf Islands and Gibsons. 

Hiking time: 8 hours

Round-trip: 13 KM

Pack this: Chocolate Lovers’ Brownie