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Bylaw No. 2821, A Bylaw for the Purpose of Regulating Smoking in the City of Trail

This bylaw prohibits smoking in:

  • Any park;
  • At or within 6.0 metres of any recreation facility; and
  • At an outdoor special event, including fairs, markets, parades, etc.

Products Included

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


“City” means the City of Trail;

“Outdoor Special Event” means a pre-planned community event including but not limited to a temporary street closure, fair, market, parade and recreational and/or fundraising event;

“Park” means any real property owned or occupied by the City for the purpose of pleasure, recreation or community use by the public, including but not limited to beaches, parks, playgrounds, skate/all wheel parks, sport fields, spray parks and trails in the City of Trail;

“Recreation Facility” means all City of Trail recreation facilities;

“Smoke or smoking” means to inhale, exhale, burn or carry a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, hookah pipe, electronic cigarette or other smoking equipment, that burns or vaporizes tobacco, marijuana or any other substance.

Places Smoking Prohibited

E-cigarettes (outdoors)
Outdoor Events
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities
Waterpipes (outdoors)

Buffer Zones

Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities - Buffer Zone 1-10 m

Policy Analysis

This bylaw is considered leading edge for a few reasons:

  • The definition of smoking is broad and includes e-cigarettes, hookah pipes, marijuana or any other substance;
  • Smoking is prohibited at outdoor events;
  • It provides for a 6 m buffer zone around recreation facilities; and
  • Smoking is prohibited in all parks, which includes but is not limited to beaches, playgrounds, skate/all wheel parks, sport fields, spray parks and trails in the City of Trail.

Date Passed: December 19, 2016

Date in Force: January 9, 2017

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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Bylaw No. 2821

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