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No Smoking in Regional Parks

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​​Smoking is prohibited in all Metro Vancouver regional parks and greenways, except in designated smoking areas.​

 

 

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Having smoking-free parks helps:

  1. Protect park users from the effects of second-hand smoke;
  2. Reduce the amount of litter associated with smoking;
  3. Protect birds and other wildlife from cigarette butts (which, when eaten, can be fatal ); and
  4. Reduce the risk of wildfires.

Enforcement

No smoking falls under Regional Parks Regulation Bylaw 1177 (Section 6).

Anyone found smoking in a non-designated smoking area is subject to a fine of $500.​​​​​​​

 

 

Can I smoke at a picnic table in the park?Can I smoke at a picnic table in the park?<div class="ExternalClass638A7455E5474914A2C49C2A87A214DB"><p>​No, but there may be a designated smoking area near a picnic area.​<br></p></div>
Are parking lots included in the smoking prohibition?Are parking lots included in the smoking prohibition?<div class="ExternalClass0DB9A6075588492281841E1B174B1317"><p>​Yes, parking areas are included. Some parking lots may have a designated smoking area nearby.​<br></p></div>
Can I smoke in my own car?Can I smoke in my own car?<div class="ExternalClassEBA518A2B9324978AC8DA8E9504CB2D8"><p>​Only if you are not in a parking area or roadway within a park boundary, and do not have any children aged 16 years or younger in the vehicle.​<br></p></div>
Can I smoke in my boat or canoe?Can I smoke in my boat or canoe?<div class="ExternalClassAF37329F3B054196B70B2273F49E6280"><p>​Yes, smoking is permitted in vessels on the water.​<br></p></div>
Can I smoke in the water?Can I smoke in the water?<div class="ExternalClass7E18A86E3C4346DDA9A41F5C972B72DE"><p>​No, park boundaries include the foreshore area which includes the shallow areas along the shore.​<br></p></div>
What about areas located outside regional park boundaries or along greenways?What about areas located outside regional park boundaries or along greenways?<div class="ExternalClass9A53874C9D32422394C3B7552E139940"><p>​Those areas are subject to local bylaws and regulations that prohibit or regulate smoking. Consult the appropriate jurisdiction.​<br></p></div>

 Related links

 

 

Parks Fire Danger Ratings, Restrictions and Closureshttps://metrovancouver.org/services/regional-parks/park-fire-danager-ratings-restrictions-and-closures, Parks Fire Danger Ratings, Restrictions and ClosuresParks Fire Danger Ratings, Restrictions and Closures
Other Regional Parks Bylawshttps://metrovancouver.org/boards/bylaws, Other Regional Parks BylawsOther Regional Parks Bylaws

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