Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Aug. 31, 2016
Nov. 24, 2016
Feb. 29, 2016
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Aug. 31, 2016    
Trading Symbol lxrp    
Entity Registrant Name Lexaria Bioscience Corp.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001348362    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --10-31    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   52,371,013  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Well Known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Public Float     $ 1,172,028
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY