Discovering Ontario and its Cannabis Culture

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Ontario is Canada’s second largest province and has approximately 14,745,040 (April 01,2020) and covers 1 million square kilometres in east central Canada.  Ontario is known for its natural diversity, provincial parks, Niagara Falls and the Great Lakes. If you ever get to visit Ontario, make time to visit some of its many hidden gems.  There are so many cool places to see but here’s a couple that you might enjoy!

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Flowerpot Island – Northern Bruce Peninsula

Flowerpot Island is a beautiful island to spend the day and has a variety of activities to take part in.  Located at Fathom Five National Park, Flowerpot Island is known for the “flowerpot” rock pillars, rare plants and freshwater ecosystem.  To hike the entire trail takes approximately 4 – 5 hours.  Take your time to enjoy the scenery and discover how these ancient dolomite rock formations were made!  While you’re at Flowerpot Island you can also find places where you can go hiking, picnicking, swimming and snorkeling.  

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If you’re interested in hiking there are a few options, some people like to start at Beachy Cove and hike to the flowerpots and then hike to the historic lightstation.  If you’re looking for something a little more challenging you can hike the full loop which has steep stairs and rocky terrain.

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When you’ve been out enjoying the sun and the scenic views there’s nothing better than having a little picnic planned with your family and friends.  Flowerpot Island has a couple places just for that!  There are picnic tables situated at the lighthouse and picnic shelters along the shoreline beside Beachy Cove.  

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Swimming and snorkeling

If you’re planning to do a little swimming or snorkeling, the most popular places to do this are at Beachy Cove and the flowerpots.  You can use the washrooms at Beachy Cove to change, but beware the shoreline is rocky with deep drop offs and the water is cold!  

To make the most of your day and to enjoy your day to the fullest, you’ll need to bring sunscreen and  a hat, have a good pair of hiking shoes or boots, bring lots of water and lunch or snacks.  Keep in mind that there is no tap water available and no garbage facilities available.  Be sure to take everything back that you brought with you!

If you’re not the type that enjoys being out in the warm, hot, sun, how about being in a cooler place?  Let’s say, about one hundred feet underground? The Bonnechere Caves would be an awesome place to see!

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Bonnechere Caves

The Bonnechere Caves are located in Eganville, Ontario.  If you want to see some really cool rock formations, learn about different types of rocks, how glaciers impacted the landscape and see various fossils, this is one place you definitely want to see!  The Bonnechere Caves have been entertaining tourists for over 50 years and have many different activities that will peak your interest.  Some of these activities include a guided tour that is approximately 1 hour, paddling and fiddling, dining underground, music concerts underground and of course fossil hunts!  There are also places where you can make use of picnic tables, purchase snacks, ice cream, soft drinks, and souvenirs. 

If you’re planning to come and visit the Bonnechere Caves, you’ll want to make sure to have a good pair of hiking shoes, a light sweater to keep you warm, and a flashlight just in case you want to get a closer look at the cave wall formations and fossils! Keep in mind the caves are not stroller friendly, if you have an infant the best way to do this tour is with a backpack carrier or a snuggly.          

Whether you spent your day out in the sun or underground, there might be a time when you might want to indulge in some cannabis, either to help you unwind or give you that little burst of energy.  Here are some marijuana hybrid strains you might want to try!  

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Purple Punchsicle

Purple Punchsicle is an indica dominant marijuana hybrid strain which was created from Purple Punch and Purple Punch #20 strain.  This marijuana hybrid contains THC levels ranging from 17-20%.  The effects of this indica dominant strain are hard hitting and will give you an almost immediate high and then ease you into a deep sedation that will leave you couch locked.  This MJ has beautiful olive green nugs, with layers of dark purple crystal trichomes and yellow hairs.  An aroma of freshly baked blueberry muffins will fill the air and also tastes just the same!  Purple Punchsicle is a splendid cannabis strain for evening use.  A delicious dessert strain to try especially after dinner!

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White Widow

White Widow is a sativa dominant hybrid strain, made from Brazil Sativa and South Indian Indica and contains THC levels that range from 18-25%. For many cannabis connoisseurs, White Widow is a very popular sativa cannabis strain, it has a very distinct aroma of ammonia and earth. This marijuana hybrid can give you a mind expanding happy euphoria, followed by a body buzz and relaxation.  A lovely sativa strain to try during the day when doing outdoor activities.  This sativa dominant hybrid strain may also stimulate feelings of uplift, boosts of energy, mental focus and enhance creativity. White Widow would be a perfect sativa blend for day time use and outdoor activities.  

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Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies is an indica dominant hybrid strain, that was made by OG Kush and Durban Poison.  This MJ has a high THC content, so be mindful when indulging on this marijuana hybrid strain.  This indica dominant strain can create euphoric effects and full body relaxation.  The aroma of this indica dominant strain is earthy, but tastes like dessert.  On top of tasting delicious this indica dominant cannabis strain also looks pretty! This indica dominant strain would be an excellent choice for night time use!

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Granddaddy Purple

Granddaddy Purple is an indica dominant hybrid strain, that is a cross of Purple Urkle and Big Bud.  This indica dominant strain is also a very popular among cannabis connoisseurs. Because of its hard hitting effects, even novice cannabis users should be mindful.  This indica dominant hybrid strain can create more of a euphoric dreamy buzz with deep relaxation.  This MJ would be an excellent choice for night time use.

At the end of the day whether you want to indulge in an indica dominant strain or a sativa dominant strain, each one of these marijuana hybrids are excellent choices to try.  If you haven’t tried these marijuana strains, try one or try all, who knows, perhaps one of these cannabis strains might make it into your cannabis collection

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