The City of Edmonton is proud to be one of more than 30 municipalities across Canada that has implemented outdoor smoking regulations.
Residents and visitors are not allowed to smoke within 10 metres, at any time, at or around playgrounds, water spray parks, sports fields and courts and temporary, seasonal outdoor ice skating rinks.
As of October 20, 2015, vaping electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are prohibited from all public spaces where smoking is currently prohibited. Using an electronic cigarette for the purpose of testing the device, or sampling products used with the device, prior to purchase within an electronic cigarette retailer is currently permitted.
Not complying with the bylaw will result in a $250 fine.
If you witness a violation of the bylaw, feel free to discuss your concerns with the smoker. You can also record the address and description of the violation and report it to 311.
The ability to enforce individual infractions is limited but areas with high reports can be targeted and patrolled by enforcement officials. Enforcement of the bylaw through targeted blitzes will be used in problem areas on a complaint basis only.
Smoking is not permitted within 10 metres at or around sports fields in accordance with the Public Places Bylaw 14614. Failure to comply will result in loss of field privileges in addition to the above fines.