THE CANADIAN PRESS
The Peace Tower is reflected in the sunglasses of a woman smoking a joint at the Fill the Hill marijuana rally on Parliament HIll in Ottawa on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Photograph by: Justin Tang , THE CANADIAN PRESS
Canadians gathered in cities across the country Saturday — including Robson Square in downtown Vancouver — to mark April 20, an unofficial annual holiday celebrating cannabis culture.
A large crowd rallied on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to promote the legalization of marijuana despite cold weather.
In Montreal, people gathered at the foot of Mount Royal while hundreds turned out for an event in downtown Toronto.
And in Vancouver, hundreds jammed the downtown core to gather around the city’s historic art gallery, the centre of the protest culture in the city.
Police officers could be seen chatting with those in the crowd as the smell of pot wafted for blocks..