Smoking

The City introduced a Smoking Bylaw in 2020 which includes a full smoking ban in all City parks, plazas, public spaces and multi-use pathways.

For the purposes of the Bylaw, 'smoke' or 'smoking' means to inhale, exhale, burn, or carry a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, hookah pipe, vaping device, e-cigarette or other lighted or activated electronic smoking device that burns or vapourizes tobacco, cannabis, or substance.

Note that it doesn't include ceremonial use of tobacco in connection with a traditional Indigenous cultural activity.

Learn more in the Smoking Regulation Bylaw - No. 7026.

Smoking is banned in the following locations:

  • parks and public plazas
  • in buildings except as specified in the bylaw
  • in or within 7.5 metres of a building, transit stop or transit shelter, or the perimeter of an outdoor customer service area
  • within 7.5 metres of any opening into a building, including a door or window that opens or any air intake
  • on or within 7.5 metres of the Spirit Trail or Green Necklace
  • in or within 7.5 metres of children’s play equipment or a playground, playing field, swimming beach, food concession, picnic area, or a skateboard park
  • in or within 7.5 metres of any municipal property that is being used for any public event or activity
  • in or within 7.5 metres of the grounds of any municipal building used for public recreation
  • in passenger-directed vehicle
  • in any public transit vehicle (e.g. school bus, passenger bus, water taxi, ferry)

Learn more in the Smoking Regulation Bylaw - No. 7026.

The bylaw states that a 'responsible person' meaning a business owner, must display signs which meet the minimum requirements as stated in the Bylaw.

Signs must be posted at entrances, on exterior walls, and in outdoor service areas, as stated in the Bylaw.

Signs are also required for events.

Learn more in the Smoking Regulation Bylaw - No. 7026.

What kinds of smoking does the Bylaw apply to?

For the purposes of the Bylaw, 'smoke' or 'smoking' means to inhale, exhale, burn, or carry a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, hookah pipe, vaping device, e-cigarette or other lighted or activated electronic smoking device that burns or vapourizes tobacco, cannabis, or substance.

Note that it doesn't include ceremonial use of tobacco in connection with a traditional Indigenous cultural activity.

Learn more in the Smoking Regulation Bylaw - No. 7026.

Where is smoking banned?

Smoking is banned in the following locations:

  • parks and public plazas
  • in buildings except as specified in the bylaw
  • in or within 7.5 metres of a building, transit stop or transit shelter, or the perimeter of an outdoor customer service area
  • within 7.5 metres of any opening into a building, including a door or window that opens or any air intake
  • on or within 7.5 metres of the Spirit Trail or Green Necklace
  • in or within 7.5 metres of children’s play equipment or a playground, playing field, swimming beach, food concession, picnic area, or a skateboard park
  • in or within 7.5 metres of any municipal property that is being used for any public event or activity
  • in or within 7.5 metres of the grounds of any municipal building used for public recreation
  • in passenger-directed vehicle
  • in any public transit vehicle (e.g. school bus, passenger bus, water taxi, ferry)

Learn more in the Smoking Regulation Bylaw - No. 7026.

Do I need to put up a sign?

The bylaw states that a 'responsible person' meaning a business owner, must display signs which meet the minimum requirements as stated in the Bylaw.

Signs must be posted at entrances, on exterior walls, and in outdoor service areas, as stated in the Bylaw.

Signs are also required for events.

Learn more in the Smoking Regulation Bylaw - No. 7026.




Contact Info

Bylaw Services
Tel:  604-982-8302 | Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 5:00pm
Email: bylaw@cnv.org

No smoking in City parks
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