Revelstoke | British Columbia

Clean Air Bylaw No. 2186

No person shall Smoke, the definition of which is broad:

  • Inside a Community Facility, including within 8 meters of an entranceway, air intake vent or window;
  • In a Park;
  • In a Cemetery, owned or managed by the City, including the public road within;
  • Inside a motor vehicle or equipment owned or leased by the City;
  • In a Transit Shelter – including an 8 meter buffer zone surrounding the Transit Shelter; and
  • During a Special Event located in a Park as permitted by the Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture, unless designated smoking areas are allowed as outlined in the permit.

This bylaw received 3 readings on 27 March 2018 and goes back to Council on 10 April 2018 for adoption.

This bylaw repeals Clean Air Bylaw #1632.


Products Included

Cannabis, Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Electronic Smoking Devices, Other Weeds and Substances, Waterpipes


“Activated e-cigarette” means an e-cigarette in which an e-substance is being vapourized;

“Cannabis” means Cannabis as defined in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and includes any products containing Cannabis;

“Community Facility” means a building, recreation facility or other land improvement, including, but not limited to, recreation centers, pools, arenas, and other recreation facilities located in a Park which the City owns or controls;

“E-cigarette” means the following:
a) a product or device, whether or not it resembles a cigarette, containing an electronic or battery-powered heating element capable of vapourizing an e-substance for inhalation or release into the air;
b) a prescribed product or device similar in nature or use to a product or device described in clause a);

“E-substance” means a solid, liquid or gas that, on being heated, produces a vapour for use in an e-cigarette, regardless of whether the solid, liquid or gas contains nicotine;

“Smoke” or “Smoking” means to inhale, burn or carry:
a) a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, hookah pipe or other lighted smoking equipment that burns tobacco, Cannabis or any other weed or substance; or
b) an activated e-cigarette;

“Park” means any real property owned, held, leased, licensed, operated, vested in, managed, controlled or administered by the City for the purpose of pleasure, recreation or community uses of the public, including parks, playgrounds, paths, trails, campgrounds, ball diamonds, sport fields, swimming areas under the care, management and jurisdiction of the City; but does not include the travelled portion of a highway, street, lane, road, boulevard, sidewalk or community plaza.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Doorways, air intakes, operable windows
E-cigarettes (indoors)
E-cigarettes (outdoors)
Enclosed public places
Municipal Property
Outdoor Events
Transit Shelters/Stops
Waterpipes (indoors)
Waterpipes (outdoors)

Buffer Zones

Doorways, Air Intakes and Operable Windows - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Transit Shelters/Stops - Buffer Zone 1-10 m

Policy Analysis


Date Passed: March 27, 2018

Date in Force:

Date Last Amended:

Leading Edge:

Level of Government: Municipal

Smoke-free Ontario Act Status:

Bylaw Under Development? Yes

Supporting Information

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Clean Air Bylaw No. 2186

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