All About Sparq Retail

Who We Are?

We are Sparq Retail a legally Ontario Licenced cannabis store that has been founded in the community of Peterborough, the cannabis store that hopes to continue to grow with this beautiful city, and provide a professional, educational focused brand where all feel safe and welcome! 

By choosing to shop at Sparq you are choosing a brand that has been built from the ground up here in Peterborough, what this means is that what you spend at Sparq, stays within the community and helps all of the local businesses grow, unlike large cannabis store chains! 

Our goal at Sparq Retail is not to create a cannabis dispensary, but a cannabis haven; a space where everyone is welcome, a space were people feel safe and confident in the products they are buying and in the information they are receiving. We hope to end the stigma surrounding cannabis and show the world that cannabis is more than just weed; to some it’s a medicine, to some it’s a safer alternative, and to some it’s spiritual. Let’s show the world the beauty of cannabis!


Our organization has a successful history in retail sales and putting the customer first. We understand the importance of providing a positive and engaging experience for our customers and we are driven by developing relationships within the communities we serve. The founding Sparq members have their roots originating in Peterborough, and we hope to give back to this city what it has given to us for so many years!

About Our Team 

Our team members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and with this vast experience we firmly believe we know how to connect with all our customers. We all have our own unique cannabis experiences and stories that have made us this passionate about the industry. When you step into our cannabis store, our professional and friendly budtenders will take the time to listen to you, and help you find what products are right for you, or help you find the products you know you love. It is important to us that all our guests feel welcome, and we understand the importance of always putting the customer first, especially when it comes to cannabis.  

By shopping with our knowledgeable budtenders we hope to set a cannabis shopping experience like no other, we want to ensure that all individuals from all walks of life have a safe and reliable space to be able to shop, learn more, and ask questions!

About Our Cannabis Dispensary

Sparq Retail strives to be your go to cannabis dispensary, a space where everyone feels welcome and comfortable. With a focus on knowledge and accessibility, we will have 3 convenient locations in the Peterborough area. Our first store is located on Charlotte street downtown Peterborough, easy walking distance from all your favourite local restaurants and local shopping boutiques. The second is on Lansdowne street, a location where getting everything you need can be done in this one convenient location, and of course we will have a location in the North end of Peterborough, so that you don’t have to drive all the way through town to get to your favorite cannabis dispensary! 

When you choose to shop with Sparq you get the opportunity to join our Best Buds program. Get the inside scoop on all the upcoming event, sales, promotions, and most importantly collect points while you shop for all your favorite products. At our cannabis store we want all our customers to know that we appreciate them and hope to always provide you with a professional and knowledgeable cannabis experience.

Why Choose Sparq Retail?

With an endless amount of cannabis dispensaries popping up, it might be difficult to choose a location that’s right for you. But with Sparq’s convenient 3 locations throughout Peterborough we can ensure you that you don’t have to go far to get to a cannabis store that will always provide you with top quality service. We will take the time to speak with you and listen to your needs, and recommend products based on your preferences! We will not tolerate any disrespectful behaviours and want to make sure everyone feels welcome when shopping with us! Whether you are new to cannabis or been a user for years, we are a judgment free space that welcomes everyone! So come on in and learn with us, or share your experiences with us! 


We are delighted to be at the forefront of this newly developing industry and our goal is to provide our customers with a safe, educational way to purchase their favourite cannabis products and learn about new products. Our staff aim to understand your needs and requirements and will work with you to ensure that your experience is nothing short of delightful.

We will be offering the full range of Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) products as well as a curated selection of accessories at each of our locations, and since we call Peterborough home, this is where we have decided to open our first three stores, with more to follow!

Whether you are new to cannabis consumption or would consider yourself a connoisseur, we look forward to meeting you and offering you an unparalleled shopping experience.


“Welcoming and friendly staff that were honest and knowledgeable about their product. Made the shopping experience truly enjoyed. The best dispensary and best business I’ve ever seen.”

– Alex Perrin


“After 2 visits Sparq is the only dispensary I’ll be going to! The staff are super friendly and helpful, not to mention the prices are literally the best in town! They ALWAYS answer their phones during operating hours which can’t be said of the other 2 options available. Plus, locally owned and operated is always a huge plus! Check them out, definitely worth the switch!!”

– Shelby Bradshaw

“Fast, friendly, and very simple. Sparq is owned and operated by a fantastic group of people, and I encourage anyone interested to speak with any of their knowledgeable staff!”

– Cody Bertrand


What is THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol is a cannabinoid found in cannabis. It is the main psychoactive compound and results in the feeling of being ‘high’ after consumption.

What is CBD?

CBD is CBD is short for cannabidiol, and on its own does not induce feelings of being high. It is the second most common of the active ingredients in cannabis.

What is the difference between indica and sativa?

Indica and sativa refers to the classification of cannabis varieties. Indica cannabis varieties are known to have relaxing and sedating effects good for evening use (Indica = In da Couch). Sativa varieties have energizing, cerebral effects, good for daytime use.

What Cannabis products are legal in Canada?

In Canada, customers have the opportunity to purchase and enjoy a variety of cannabis products. Currently retailers are allowed to offer dried cannabis flower, beverages, edibles, topicals, and extracts (including oils, capsules, and some concentrates).

How do I consume cannabis safely?

We always recommend starting low and going slow! No matter what type of product you’re trying for the first time, always start with less and work your way up to achieve your desired effects. This helps you avoid any uncomfortable side effects. 

How can I purchase from your store?

Currently, we are equipped to handle click and collect ordering through our website, Leafly, or Weedmaps. You can also directly purchase in store while shopping with the help of one of our knowledgeable staff members.

Do I need to bring my ID with me to your store?

In Ontario, all customers who enter our store must be over the age of 19. Staff may ask for ID upon entry to verify compliance with government regulations.

How does click and collect work?

Our click and collect service allows you to browse our inventory from the comfort of your home and purchase your desired cannabis products and accessories online on our website or over the phone. You will receive a notification once your order has been completed and is ready for pickup at our convenient express pickup window. Please note, ID verification will be required upon pickup.

What is the limit of Cannabis products that I can purchase?

Customers who are of the legal age of consumption are able to purchase the equivalent of 30g of dried flower in one transaction (to learn more about how Health Canada defines non-flower equivalencies click here.) Our system automatically calculates non flower equivalencies to ensure that your time spent shopping with us is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

What are the recommended ways to store my cannabis?

The best way to keep your cannabis fresh is by keeping it in a cool, dark, dry place. Glass jars are best to prevent moisture from altering the flavour and potency of your cannabis and coloured jars are further recommended to reduce the effects of UV light and heat on your cannabis.

When stored correctly, cannabis can stay fresh for up to 6 months.

How do I travel with cannabis?

Upon purchasing your cannabis always place it out of the reach of the driver. When driving with cannabis products, we like to recommend placing it in the trunk of the car for extra precaution.