Fruitvale | British Columbia

Bylaw No. 829, 2011 – A Bylaw to Regulate Parks and Public Space Within the Village of Fruitvale

The bylaw prohibits smoking “cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos or any other form of tobacco or other combustible material within municipal parks.” The broad definition of “parks” means that smoking is also prohibited in playgrounds, recreational fields, public squares and all other municipal green spaces.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Other Weeds and Substances


“Park” means play lots, playgrounds, play fields, open greens and other recreation places, grass plots, public squares and open spaces which are owned, possessed or operated by the Village of Fruitvale and which are used, reserved or dedicated for public use. No definition of “smoking” is provided.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities

Policy Analysis

A useful addition to the bylaw would be a clear definition of “smoking.” As it stands, it is not clear whether or not the bylaw prohibits the use of waterpipes containing tobacco.

Date Passed: June 17, 2011

Date in Force:

Date Last Amended:

Leading Edge: No

Level of Government: Municipal

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

Bylaw Under Development? No

Supporting Information

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Contact: or 250-367-7551

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