We’re looking forward to welcoming you on board at the Vancouver Island Farm Tour on Saturday, September 30!
Here’s the info you’ll need for a fantastic day out. Please read it through fully and reach out if you have any questions. We suggest you bookmark this page and have it handy on your phone as we approach September 30th!
SCHEDULE & BUS:
The itinerary is below for your reference. We will be departing on time, so please arrive early and follow instructions when it’s time to board at each of the tour stops. We don’t want to leave anyone behind!
Our comfy coach is climate-controlled, with an overhead compartment for storage, and spacious reclining seats. We recommend that you:
- Use the bathroom before boarding
- Bring a water bottle for the travel time
- Help keep the bus clean! If the fields are muddy, we’ll do our best to provide a shoe-cleaning station prior to boarding.
PARKING & DEPARTURE:
We will meet at and depart from the Seed & Stone retail store at 616 Fort St. There are paid parking decks nearby should need to park for the day.
Seed & Stone is kindly providing some coffee and breakfast treats before we board. Please arrive early to check-in and partake of some nosh – will be departing on time and can not accommodate late arrivals!
FOOTWEAR & CLOTHING:
The tour will operate rain or shine, so come prepared with appropriate clothing, outerwear and footwear. All farm visits and lunch will be outside, so layers and a rain jacket are recommended.
Please wear farm-appropriate footwear, which must be closed-toe. We will be walking through fields and uneven terrain, so let’s leave the fancy shoes at home!
GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID:
Please ensure you bring one piece of government-issued ID, which IS required in order to enter the gates of one of the farms we’ll be visiting. A valid driver’s licence or your provincial health card would work! Anyone without ID would need to sit this one out.
Massive thanks to High North Laboratories, our Lunch Partner for the event! We have arranged a catered lunch for you at the beautiful Dabble Cannabis Co. farm, where you’ll have plenty of time to dine and take in the scenery. There is a swimmable lake if you feel inspired to take a dip!
We will return to the Seed & Stone retail store on Fort Street, where you will be invited in for an opportunity to browse/purchase products, including those from the local growers you just learned about on the tour!
|TIME||EVENT & LOCATION|
|8:30 – 9:00am||SEED & STONE – 616 Fort St, Victoria|
Check-in, Coffee & breakfast treats, boarding
|9:00 – 10:00||On the bus (approx. 45 min)|
|10:00 – 10:45||ALTERNABIS – Shawnigan Lake|
|10:45 – 11:30||GREAT GARDENER FARM – Shawnigan Lake|
|11:30 – 12:00||On the bus (approx. 30 min)|
|12:00 – 2:30||DABBLE CANNABIS CO – Duncan|
Farm tour + catered lunch
Optional swim (no lifeguard on duty)!
|2:30 – 2:45||On the bus (approx. 15 min)|
|2:45 – 4:00||PURA ANALYTICAL LABS – Duncan|
Indoor lab tour
|4:00 – 5:00||On the bus (approx. 60. min)|
|5:00||SEED & STONE|
Retail store visit & surprises!