Belcarra | British Columbia

Village of Belcarra Smoking Control Bylaw 285, 1998 – Consolidated – A Bylaw to Regulate the Places Where People May Smoke Amended by Bylaws No. 402, 2008 and No. 406, 2008

Smoking prohibited within 7.5 m of any doorway, window or air intake of a place of public assembly. Smoking also prohibited on playing fields and within 7.5 m of playgrounds and other public places where children gather to play, and where people sit or stand together in close proximity. The broad definition of smoking includes other weeds and substances, thereby prohibiting their use inside public places and workplaces, as well as the specific outdoor locations named above.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Other Weeds and Substances


“Smoke or smoking” means, inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or other smoking equipment of tobacco, or any other weed or plant. “Place of public assembly” means a building or structure, or portion thereof used for the purposes of education, recreation, or business.

Places Smoking Prohibited

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

Buffer Zones

Doorways, Air Intakes and Operable Windows - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Playgrounds - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities - Buffer Zone 1-10 m

Policy Analysis

This is leading edge because the definition of smoking includes other weeds and substances, which is also prohibited inside public places and workplaces. Furthermore, smoking is prohibited within a 7.5 m buffer zone around doorways, windows or air intakes of all workplaces.

Date Passed: November 16, 1998

Date in Force:

Date Last Amended: August 14, 2008

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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