White Rock | British Columbia

City of White Rock Public Health Smoking Protection Bylaw, 2008, No. 1858 Previous bylaw and amendments repealed: White Rock Smoking Regulation Bylaw 1996, No. 1502; Amendment Bylaw, 1997, No. 1539 and Amendment Bylaw 2007, No. 1805

Smoking prohibited in enclosed or partially enclosed public transit shelters, in vehicles with children under the age of 16, within 7.5 m of any door, operable window or air intake, in a customer service area (partially enclosed or unenclosed balcony, patio, yard or sidewalk associated with the service of food or alcoholic drinks), and in any outdoor gathering place under the City’s jurisdiction including parks, sports fields, playgrounds, the promenade, pier and beach. Broad definition of smoking is not exclusive to tobacco and includes other lighted smoking equipment.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Other Weeds and Substances


“Smoke” or “smoking” means the inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or other lighted smoking equipment burning tobacco or any other weed or substance, but does not include smoking by actors as part of a stage or theatrical performance or as part of a traditional aboriginal cultural activity.

Places Smoking Prohibited

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

Buffer Zones

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

Policy Analysis

This bylaw is leading edge because it includes other weeds and substances, and prohibits smoking on City beaches and within a 7.5 m buffer zone around patios and doorways, operable windows and air intakes of buildings to which the public has access. However, an exemption for smoking in stage productions is not recommended.

Age Restrictions

Private Vehicles with Children Present - 16

Date Passed: October 3, 2008

Date in Force: January 1, 2009

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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Contact: 604-541-2100

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