What to expect at this Thursday's 420 Vancouver event

Apr 17 2017, 5:03 pm

The event, which isn’t permitted or sanctioned by the City of Vancouver, usually attracts around 25,000 people each year, which prompted a major venue change last year from its traditional home at the Vancouver Art Gallery to its new base at Sunset Beach.

So what can you expect to find at this year’s 4/20 celebration?


Booths at Vancouver’s 4/20 event are known to sell pot paraphernalia as well as edibles (no, it doesn’t become legal for a day – the whole event is illegal).

Alcohol sales are strictly forbidden by the event organizers, since the focus is all weed, all the time. There are free booth spaces available the day of the event that are handed out on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Here’s a map of where the booths will be located:


In addition to the sale and consumption of all things pot, there will be musical performances by local artists.


Last year, there were 16 protestors who had to be taken to the hospital as a result of overdosing on marijuana. So make sure you stay safe out there this time around.

The biggest pot protest yet?

While last year’s event looks to have been the biggest ever hosted in the city, it looks like the weather may rain on 2017’s parade, quite literally.

Unlike last year’s sun soaked event, April 20 this year could be a washout with cloud and a 60% chance of showers in the forecast. No doubt that won’t be enough to keep the large proportion of enthusiasts away, but it may stop casual fans from stopping by to sample the festivities.

4/20 Vancouver 2017

When: Thursday, April 20

Time: 10 am to 7 pm

Where: Sunset Beach – 1204 Beach Avenue, Vancouver

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