North Island Cannabis

  • Ronning's Garden

    Norwegian settler, Bernt Ronning, established his homestead in 1910 near the terminus of the old San Josef Wagon Road. During the earliest years, Bernt Ronning cleared over five acres of rainforest in order to plant the wilderness garden of his dreams. A garden created from seeds, cuttings of trees, and exotic plants he ordered from around the world. His house and garden became a regular way station for the settlers hiking from Cape Scott, Raft Cove, and San Josef Bay. As the years passed, the garden continued to grow in size and variety.
  • Marble River

    Marble River Provincial Park is a very popular destination for recreational angling, including fly fishing on the river and tidal water fishing in the marine portion of the park. Chinook and coho salmon, steelhead, cutthroat, rainbow and Dolly Varden trout can all be caught in this park. The Marble River Trail contains a number of angler-access routes down to the river, which is considered to be one of the best steelhead fishing rivers on Vancouver Island.
  • Gold River

    Gold River is two hours northwest of Campbell River and is home to the Mowachaht/Muchalaht, Nuchatlaht, and Ehattesaht First Nations who have been in the region in excess of 4,200 years, these traditional territories include all of the area known today as Nootka Sound. If you’ve been thinking about exploring the Village of Gold River, then checking out the road trip itinerary below is the best way to prepare, set expectations high and get excited about this trip.
  • Winter Harbour

    A sheltered west coast haven from violent Pacific Ocean weather for sailing ships in the 1800s and fishing boats over the last 100 years, the historic fishing village of Winter Harbour is North America’s western-most point. Tall-mast sailing ships would hole up here in the 1800s and this tiny dot on the map has been a refuge for fishing boats and its own fleet over the last century.
  • North Island Cannabis 3 Year Anniversary

    How quickly 3 years have gone by!  Thank you everyone for your support, you're the reason we're having our 3rd Year Anniversary at North Island Cannabis, where the owner is the operator. #shoplocal
  • Upana Caves

    A day-use site including a trail system that takes you to the Upana Caves - named for the river that flows underground through the system. There are five caves to explore, a viewpoint overlooking a waterfall, and a viewing platform providing a great view of the Resurgence Cave entrance (where the river flows out of the cave and back to the surface) - not to be missed! Remember to take two sources of light, watch your footing, and mind your head on some of the low cave ceilings.
  • Raft Cove Provincial Park

    Isolated Raft Cove Provincial Park on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island is wonderfully scenic, attracting wilderness adventurers on day hikes or backpackers carrying in overnight gear to set up camp on the long crescent shaped sandy beach.  This undeveloped, rustic park features a long spit and sandy bay at the mouth of the meandering Macjack River, rocky headlands and a wild coastal environment. 
  • Terpenes Demystified

    Last time we talked about the differences between indica and sativa cannabis species, or frankly their lack there of, and how each strain produces an effect as individual as its user - which has brought us to the broader conversation of terpenes!
  • Indica vs Sativa, What Gives?

    Cannabis flower (aka weed, ganja, and grass) is generally broken up into four categories: Sativa, Hybrid, Indica, and High CBD – but if you’re not a cannabis connoisseur this doesn’t mean a whole lot to you, and as it turns out, maybe it doesn’t mean that much after all.