History of Cannabis Tour
Spend a day immersed in the History of Cannabis and enjoy lunch in the beautiful setting of Kananaskis Country in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
The journey begins with a visit to a dispensary, FivePoint Cannabis in Calgary’s Bridgeland neighbourhood, then we’ll climb in the CannaVan and head west to the mountains, where consumption is legal as we explore the complete History of Cannabis.
Learn how it transformed from being a textile used by neolithic people thousands of years ago into the recreational and underground markets we see around the world today.
Read one of the earliest books to mention Cannabis, learn about the advent of Hashish, see the court record of one of the first Canadians convicted of possession and trafficking nearly a century ago, and more.
You’ll also learn some of the science behind Cannabis, what’s really happening in our bodies when we get stoned, the role terpenes play, why the effect of an oil or edible is so different than smoking or vaping, and more.
The winter tour will transport your group to the scenic Elbow Falls area where you’ll enjoy a locally-sourced lunch and a warm beverage followed by a nature walk to explore the area.
Whether you’re a seasoned stoner, getting back into it or trying Cannabis for the first time, elevate your understanding and appreciation of this beautiful plant like never before.
The tour begins at 10:30 a.m. and guests return to the city about 4 p.m.
Available on weekends. Single cohorts only during the pandemic.
Group of 2: $80/person
Group of 4: $70/person
Group of 6: $60/person
*Tours include transportation, lunch and education.
About Your Host:
- 24 years as a journalist and researcher
- Alberta Cannabis Micro Licence Association
Cannanaskis was created by Dave Dormer to provide Cannabis-based experiences, information and education in a safe and welcoming environment. An award-winning journalist with more than two decades experience in major newsrooms across western Canada, including Sun Media, Postmedia, CBC and CTV, Dave has done extensive research and writing on Cannabis and the Cannabis industry, learning from top researchers, educators, licenced producers, retailers and even black market dealers. Dave is an enthusiastic storyteller who is able to relate information in an open and easy-to-understand way. He also loves a good sativa-dominant strain.
Host's Cannabis Preference
Host is not providing cannabis but you are welcome to bring your own.
- 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Duration of activity 3+ hrs
Exact address is provided after the booking is confirmed.
Guest have the right to a full refund if cancelling within 24 hours of initial booking. Within 14 days of event date, Guests receive a 50% refund. After this time, the full cost of the booking applies.
Don’t forget to bring your government issued, photo identification.
Your Host will provide:
Education and transportation
What you need to bring:
A positive attitude, water bottle, bug spray in the summer months, warm clothing in the winter months, hiking shoes/boots