Canmore | Alberta

Bylaw No. 19-2010, Town of Canmore Smoking Control Bylaw

Canmore is one of the few municipalities in Canada that prohibits tobacco smoking in hotel rooms. All previous bylaws are repealed.

In preparation for the legalization of cannabis, the town is currently surveying residents on a number of issues including the public consumption of cannabis. Specifically, it is seeking feedback on whether consumption should be permitted, prohibited or restricted (limited to designated smoking areas) at:

  • Quarry Lake
  • Riverside Park
  • Rotary Friendship Park
  • Dog parks
  • Cemetaries
  • Trails/pathways
  • Other green spaces/boulevards
  • Festivals and events
  • In hotel rooms

Residents can also weigh in on whether town restrictions should be stricter, looser or the same as what is being proposed provincially.

A public hearing is scheduled for 10 April 2018.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes


“Smoke” means to smoke, hold or otherwise have control over a lit tobacco product.

“Tobacco Product” means a product composed in whole or in part of tobacco, including tobacco leaves and any extract of tobacco leaves, but does not include nicotine replacement therapy.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Hotels and Other Temporary Guest Accommodations

Policy Analysis

This bylaw is leading edge because it is one of the few in Canada that prohibits smoking in all hotel rooms.

Date Passed: May 25, 2010

Date in Force: May 25, 2010

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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Contact: 403-678-1500

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