Dawson Creek | British Columbia

Bylaw No. 4240 – A Bylaw of the Corporation of the City of Dawson Creek to regulate smoking in public places.

Smoking is prohibited at, in, on or within 7.5 m of a number of venues define in the bylaw, including the public entrance to all municipal buildings and private businesses to which the public has access. It is also prohibited at or within 7.5 m of parks; a named lake and trail; playing fields and tennis courts; bleachers; and playgrounds. Smoking is also prohibited within 7.5 m of transit shelters, taxis and public buses; and at or within 7.5 m of sporting events to which a ticket has been purchased.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Other Weeds and Substances


“Smoke” or “Smoking” means to inhale, exhale, burn or carry a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or other lighted smoking equipment that burns tobacco or other weed or substance but does not include the carrying of lighted incense or other lighted smoking equipment used solely for ceremonial or religious purposes “Municipal Smoke Free Area” means Rotary Lake, the Dawson Creek Trail, a playing field, a bleacher for spectators, a tennis court, or a playground which is owned, controlled or operated by the City for the use or pleasure of the public “Outdoor Venue” means a place that is not Fully or Substantially Enclosed and is used for the assembly of persons, including for education, worship, entertainment, recreation, business or amusement

Places Smoking Prohibited

Doorways, air intakes, operable windows
Municipal Property
Outdoor Events
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities
Transit Shelters/Stops

Buffer Zones

Beaches - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Doorways, Air Intakes and Operable Windows - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Outdoor Events - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Parks - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Playgrounds - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Transit Shelters/Stops - Buffer Zone 1-10 m

Policy Analysis

This is a leading edge bylaw because it prohibits the use of other weeds and substances. It also prohibits smoking within 7.5 m of many outdoor locations, including all doorways to which the public has access (private and municipal buildings); outdoor sporting events; trails; beaches; transit stops and shelters. There is also a 7.5 m buffer zone around parks, playgrounds and recreational fields.

Date Passed: January 5, 2015

Date in Force: January 5, 2015

Date Last Amended:

Leading Edge: Yes

Level of Government: Municipal

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

Bylaw Under Development? No

Supporting Information

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