420 Vancouver Art Gallery

Trudeau's 'Inaction' Makes 4/20 Protest A Necessity: Activist

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER — Optimism mixed with thick clouds of pot smoke in downtown Vancouver last year as tens of thousands of people gathered for the annual "4-...

Vancouver Should Embrace Its Growing Cannabis Celebration

Dana Larsen | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Living
Dana Larsen

What started with a handful of people at Victory Square Park on April 20, 1995, has organically grown into one of Vancouver's largest and most well-known civic events. Last year, Vancouver's 420 celebration brought in upwards of 40,000 people to the Art Gallery grounds throughout the day.

Where The Pot Party At?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

This is one celebration you're likely to smell before you see it. Yes, it's 4/20 - April 20 - the day when stoners everywhere unite to hold the pot p...

The Origins of 420 as a Day of Celebrating Marijuana

Marc Emery | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Marc Emery

The biggest celebration day in cannabis culture is April 20. The April 20 (4/20) celebration originally started in the mid-1970s as the time of day after school, 4:20 p.m., for high school students in San Rafael, California to meet and smoke pot. The phrase "I'll see at you at 4:20" became code for, "I'll be there to smoke a joint with you after classes are over". Its origins in Canada happened in 1995 when two of my HEMP BC employees came to me at my desk and asked, "Marc, we'd like to have a 'Four-Twenty' celebration on April 20. We'd like your permission and approval to put on a Four-Twenty concert and rally and fun time in Victory Square next door." I responded, "No, we can't do that."

Vancouver 420 To Be Bigger, Cloudier

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Thousands of 420 enthusiasts are expected to smoke pot with strangers in the heart of Vancouver's financial district for a hazy celebration of marijua...