Welcome to Coastal Bay Cannabis
Owners Mike and Brenda Harris moved from Calgary to BC in 2016 and noticed an industry that we hadn’t seen before. We started shopping in the “illicit market” cannabis dispensaries and eventually thought, ‘this could be something we can do. We just needed the perfect place to set some roots’. With my husband’s passion for weed, and my background of job experience and education, we decided to get to work.
We travelled all over Vancouver Island in October 2016 and submitted letters and business applications to every council on that island. No council would grant us a business licence, whether it was because they already had their allowed “maximum”, or they straight up didn’t want this type of business in their community. Regardless, we were starting to feel slightly discouraged when we found a little place in the historic and quaint Gibsons Landing. Surrounded by the ocean and mountains, and amongst many historical businesses as our neighbours including those that were home to the filming of Beachcombers TV Series. We reached out to the council and were granted a business licence and the rest is all history. We attended the zoning meetings, the licensing deliberations, and followed whatever rules the city council requested of us. We served the community for a year and a half, bringing in exotic strains, and creating a menu so diverse that by the time we closed down in July 2018, we felt very unsettled and disappointed to have to close our doors to make way for the regulated, legal world of Cannabis.
We reopened in September 2018, rebranded as Coastal Bay Cannabis, and with a rocky start to the launch of the industry, we pushed through and have got back the trust of the community and won both our first and second “People’s Choice Award” for The Best Cannabis Dispensary on the Sunshine Coast, two years running!
What We Offer
We offer a wide product selection paired with knowledgeable staff that can help guide your cannabis experience, from beginner to expert.