Nanaimo | British Columbia

Parks, Recreation and Culture Regulation Bylaw 2008 No. 7073 (consolidated)

Smoking prohibited on all City managed recreation properties including: trails, plazas, parks, beaches, and recreation facilities, except in designated smoking areas.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes


“Smoke” or “smoking” means the inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or other lighted smoking equipment, burning tobacco. “Trail” means any passage way [within a park] where the public has access or is invited for the purpose of providing for pedestrian traffic, cycling, electric bicycles, wheelchairs or medic chairs.

Places Smoking Prohibited

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

Policy Analysis

This is leading edge because smoking is prohibited on beaches and trails. However, the bylaw also allows for designated smoking areas, which are not recommended.

Date Passed:

Date in Force: October 31, 2011

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: 250-754-4251

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