Beginning October 17, 2018, tobacco and cannabis smoking will be prohibited within 10 metres of: 

  • doorways and windows (opened, shut or permanently closed) 
  • air intakes of buildings
  • patios
  • bus stops

Be a responsible smoker and use an ashtray to dispose of smoking litter.

Discarding cigarette butts on the ground is littering and subject to a $250 fine under Bylaw 14614. Please dispose of your butts responsibly.

Outdoor Ashtrays

Working with Edmonton Business Improvement Areas, the City empties and maintains outdoor ashtrays. Ashtrays are placed 10 metres from doorways, windows and bus stops.

Outdoor Ashtray Locations
  • Jasper Avenue
  • 104 Street Downtown
  • Rice Howard Way
  • Churchill Square
  • 107 Avenue (Central McDougall/Queen Mary - Rogers Place)
  • 124 Street
  • Alberta Avenue
  • Chinatown / Little Italy
  • Stony Plain Road
  • Ice District
  • Whyte Avenue
Help Us Maintain our Outdoor Ashtrays

If an outdoor ashtray is full or needs servicing,

  • Take note of the unit number on the upper left corner of the sign located above the ashtray
  • Dial 311 and please provide the details about the unit number and what's wrong

The City will service the unit as soon as possible.

What Else Can I Do?

Inexpensive portable car or patio ashtrays are available at most local dollar stores. If your local store does not carry them, be sure to ask them to bring them in.

Quitting Smoking Resources

If you wish to quit smoking, contact Smokers' Hotline at 1-866-332-2322 or visit Alberta Quits for more information.