Canadian Cannabis Stores – December 2021

By: Joyce Hayne

Ontario continued its strong expansion of cannabis stores adding 29 new stores in December. Alberta is steadily increasing its store count adding 10 to keep its position as the province with the 2nd highest number of stores, even though its population is less than British Columbia.

With many municipalities still opting out in British Columbia, only 4 new stores opened. There is change underway though as municipal councils start seeing that cannabis retailers are responsible citizens. In June, West Vancouver approved one store in each of its neighbourhoods. Delta just opened its first cannabis store in December, but neighbouring Surrey is BC’s second largest city and still has no licensed stores.

Licensed Retail Stores – December 31, 2021

ON  1295
AB     731
BC     394
MB    130
SK      120
QC       81
NF       36
NS       33
NB       20
NWT     6
YT          5
PEI        4
NU         1
TOTAL 2859