Sylvan Lake | Alberta

Bylaw No. 1397/2006, The Smoke Free Bylaw

Smoking prohibited on grandstands-open air seating primarily but not exclusively used for watching sporting events. Smoking also prohibited on bar and restaurant patios and sidewalk cafes. Smoking was also not allowed within 3 m of doorways of public buildings and workplaces, but that has now been superseded by Alberta’s province-wide 5 m provision. Bylaw does not mention air intakes or operable windows.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes


“Smoke” means to smoke, hold or otherwise have control over an ignited tobacco product including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars and pipes.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Doorways, air intakes, operable windows
Patios - Restaurants and Bars

Buffer Zones

Doorways, Air Intakes and Operable Windows - Buffer Zone 1-10 m

Policy Analysis


Date Passed: November 14, 2006

Date in Force: June 1, 2007

Date Last Amended:

Leading Edge: No

Level of Government: Municipal

Smoke-free Ontario Act Status: Exceeds Smoke-free Ontario Act

Bylaw Under Development? No

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