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*NOTE - We do not offer ceremonies or retreats in Canada, this page is for informational purposes only.*

Canada has been making great strides in adopting psychedelic therapy into the healthcare system. Canada offers psilocybin for patients with end-of-life depression/anxiety and generally has a progressive approach to the future application of psychedelic therapy. Iboga and ibogaine were unregulated in Canada until 2017, which made it a hot spot for ibogaine treatment centers. Unfortunately, due to some fatalities, ibogaine was eventually scheduled and most of the centers shut down. Despite these setbacks regarding psychedelics in Canada, many residents are searching for Ayahuasca retreats or ceremonies.


Unfortunate, in Canada ayahuasca is illegal making it difficult to find reputable and safe ceremonies. You can find ayahuasca ceremonies in Canada if you know where to look but you need to be careful and be informed about who is running the ceremonies and who you will be drinking with.


Ayahuasca is an extremely powerful medicine and should be approached with great respect. While some ceremonies are led by facilitators who are properly trained, many are hosted by inexperienced enthusiasts hoping to spread the message of the plants. This notion is admirable in principle but irresponsible in practice.


If you find an ayahuasca ceremony in Canada it is important  to ask some of the following questions to ensure you have a  safe and therapeutic experience with the medicine :

  • Who is facilitating the ceremony?

  • How much experience do they have?

  • Where will the ceremony be held? 

  • How many people typically attend? 

  • Are there 'sitters' or 'helpers' beside the ayahauscquero/shaman to assist if someone needs help and if yes, how many are available, and if there is at least 1 female present

  • Where does the brew come from and what does it contain? 

  • Do you need to provide any medical information before participating (you should, as ayahuasca has medical contraindications with other drugs, see our safety page)

New Life Ayahuasca has been providing ayahuasca retreats in Costa Rica since 2015. We understand that it may be difficult to leave Canada to attend an ayahuasca retreat, but getting away from your environment and committing to an immersive retreat experience has unparalleled therapeutic value. There comes a great reward from investing in your healing. If you are interested in attending an ayahuasca retreat in Costa Rica, please contact us. 


Powerful ayahuasca ceremonies expertly led by traditionally trained facilitators.