Charlottetown | Prince Edward Island

Smoke Free Places Bylaw, 2018-01

Smoking, the definition of which is broad, is prohibited at any City-owned or operated recreation and sport facilities/properties indoors and out. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Community centres,
  • Sport fields,
  • Sport courts,
  • Parks,
  • Playgrounds,
  • Green spaces,
  • Arenas,
  • Swimming pools,
  • Boardwalks,
  • Trails,
  • Viewing areas,
  • Park benches, and
  • Parking lots


Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Electronic Smoking Devices, Other Tobacco Products, Waterpipes


“Recreation and Sport Facility/Property” means all city-owned or operated indoor and outdoor sport and recreation facilities/properties, including but not limited to: community centres, sport fields, sport courts, parks, playgrounds, green spaces, arenas, swimming pools, boardwalks, trails, viewing areas, park benches, and parking lots.

“Smoke or Smoking” means to smoke, utilize, hold or otherwise have control over an ignited tobacco product or operating electronic smoking device, water pipe or other device or instrument used or intended to be used to deliver vapour or smoke by inhalation from the device in a manner that resembles smoking;

“Tobacco product” means a product manufactured from tobacco and intended to be smoked.

Places Smoking Prohibited

E-cigarettes (indoors)
E-cigarettes (outdoors)
Enclosed public places
Enclosed workplaces
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities
Waterpipes (indoors)
Waterpipes (outdoors)

Policy Analysis

This bylaw is considered leading edge because of its broad definition of smoking and because of its scope: smoking is prohibited in a number of indoor and outdoor environments including on trails, in parks and in parking lots.

However, it is not recommended to include vaping in the definition of smoking. These are two different activities with different risks for users and bystanders.

Date Passed: March 12, 2018

Date in Force: March 12, 2018

Date Last Amended:

Leading Edge: Yes

Level of Government: Municipal

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

Bylaw Under Development? No

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