Vancouver loves to play, and Vancouverites love to order the city’s best cannabis and play on the Granville strip.
By day a bus thoroughfare, Granville Street bisects the city southwest to northeast, serving as the backbone of the downtown core. If you want to enjoy the best Granville has to offer, don’t even bother getting out of bed before noon -- all the juicy stuff happens in the late wee hours, and you’ll want to be rested.
Once you’ve got your cannabis delivery in hand, hustle to the nearest Japadog stand you can find -- a downtown Vancouver dining tradition. Then head in either direction and check out the curio stores and tattoo parlours, plus hidden nooks like the Wildlife Thrift Store, which always has some quality finds.
If you’ve worked up an appetite and need a quick sugar boost, you can’t go wrong by pairing Vancouver’s best cannabis with Vancouver’s best donuts. Drop in on Cartems Donuts just a block east of Granville on Pender. Then settle into a long shopping and people-watching late afternoon at the Pacific Centre mall, followed by a big dinner at one of the strip’s many eateries. The Keg is always good for a top-notch steak, or you can grab some bar food and get your brew on to complement the fruits of your weed delivery at Doolin’s Irish Pub or ShuRaku Bar + Bistro.
You’ll know you’ve done the strip when you’ve seen both bodies of water that bookend Granville Street -- False Creek on the south, and Vancouver Harbour to the north -- and now it’s time to earn some sleep. If you’ve smoked your supply already, call Spruce and get a cannabis delivery recharge, then start a long night of jams at one of the music venues that give Granville its night magic. The nearest dispensaries -- Vancity Weed and Bloom Medical Dispensary -- will be long closed by the time you’ve really sunk into the tunes at the Vogue Theatre, Venue Theatre, Bacchus Piano Lounge, the Commodore Ballroom, or the Roxy. Stay up til dawn and catch the sunrise over the water on the boardwalk by Canada Place. Then sleep, rinse, and repeat.