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Kootenay Farm Tour, 2024

August 30 @ 6:00 pm August 31 @ 5:30 pm

Experience BC’s Deep Roots:
StratCann’s Kootenay Farm Tour

Dinner: Friday, August 30 + Tour: Saturday, August 31st, 2024

The Kootenay Farm Tour is your weekend to experience and learn about the rich history and current cannabis practices in the fabled Nelson region of BC. 

You’ll engage with top-tier local cannabis businesses and operators, gaining exclusive insights into their production and processing techniques, along with a glimpse into the region’s unique product offerings.

Kick off your weekend with an optional Friday night dinner on our reserved patio at Pitchfork, to mingle with fellow travellers before boarding the chartered coach on Saturday morning.

On this tour, you’ll visit an indoor cannabis facility, an outdoor cannabis farm, a cannabis processor, and a retail store, to learn about the diverse cultivation and processing methods, the local growers and brands. Each operator will guide you through their facilities, sharing experiences and answering your cannabis questions along the way.

You’ll indulge in a catered picnic lunch at the scenic outdoor farm, and our knowledgeable local guide will share colourful tales and regional history during the coach ride back to Nelson, where you’ll experience a local retail store and learn about that side of the industry!

Tickets for this unique experience are very limited, secure yours now so you don’t miss out!

Right in our own backyard…

It was an incredible trip, and a really nice way to learn about the farms right in our own backyard!

Veronica Hall

How other producers navigate outdoor growing…

As a cannabis producer, I am very familiar with my growing styles and environmental issues but seeing how other cannabis producers navigate outdoor growing brought me a new level of respect for the industry.

Serena Donovan

Exceeded my expectations…

The tour was amazing and exceeded my expectations, it was a fantastic day!

C. Robert

Travel in style

You can sit back and relax on our fully-equipped, climate-controlled coach to enjoy the scenery as we travel to select locations located between Nelson and Salmo, BC. We’ll have a knowledgeable host aboard to share local stories and regional history along the way.


Want to elevate your brand and showcase your commitment to supporting the cannabis community? Join us as an Event Partner, we have several tiers available for this unique experience, and we’ll promote your brand, products and services to our industry partners.


Tickets will go on sale soon! Keep your eye on this space and our socials, or subscribe to our newsletter to get early notifications.


Is this an adult-only event, do I need ID?

Yes, this event is for 19+ only. Government-issued photo ID will be requested upon entry, and there are no refunds if you do not meet the age requirement.

What’s included with my ticket?

Your ticket includes the Saturday pick up and drop off in downtown Nelson, your seat on the bus, all guided tours, refreshments and catered lunch, and a few surprises along the way!

The group dinner on Friday night is optional, but you must select that ticket to reserve your seat on the patio. All food and non-alcoholic beverages are included with your dinner ticket fee, with a cash bar for alcoholic beverages.

Your ticket does not include travel to/from the pick-up location or accommodation.

What should I wear?

FRIDAY DINNER: Casual dress, come as you are!

SATURDAY TOUR: The tour will operate rain or shine, so come prepared with appropriate clothingouterwear and footwear. One farm and lunch will be outside, so keep your eye on the forecast and come prepared. You can leave items on the bus at your own discretion while we tour facilities.

Please wear farm-appropriate footwear, which must be closed-toe. We will be walking through fields and uneven terrain, so leave the fancy shoes at home!

Where can I stay in Nelson?

There are several hotels and VRBOs in the area. However, we are arranging a reduced room rate for our tour attendees at a hotel in downtown Nelson. All booking details will be shared with your ticket purchase.

What is the closest airport?

The closest airport to Nelson is the West Kootenay Regional Airport (YCG) in Castlegar, a 30-minute drive from Nelson. YCG offers daily flight service to/from Vancouver airport, and has a shuttle service or taxi service to downtown Nelson.

The shuttle service is limited, we recommend making early reservations if you prefer this over a taxi!

How do I get to Nelson, BC?

The Nelson and Kootenay Tourism website has all the information you need to find your way to Nelson for the tour:

What if I’m unable to make it after I buy my ticket?

In order to make this trip viable for our attendees, all tickets are non-refundable; however, they are transferable. If life gives you lemons and you are unable to attend for any reason, including but not limited to health concerns, travel issues, or changes in personal circumstances, contact us via email and we’ll do our best to help you transfer your ticket to someone on the waitlist, if possible. Or if you have someone in mind, send us their contact info and we’ll make the arrangements.

We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance and check your policy inclusions, as some may include cancellation refunds should you be unable to attend or transfer your ticket.

What if the event is cancelled?

We will do our best to deliver this event and will follow all provincial and local health authority recommendations. However, if we need to cancel the event due to extreme weather conditions or other concerns, we will refund your ticket fee paid minus a $50 admin fee. 

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