Effective April 1, 2015 there will be more outdoor clean air spaces available for everyone in the Capital Regional District.
Smoking tobacco is prohibited in all regional parks, beaches that are a part of a regional park, playgrounds, playing fields, public squares, bus stops and bus shelters.
What is considered a park? A park means land acquired, reserved or dedicated as a regional park or community park in accordance with the Local Government Act or Community Charter.
Is smoking allowed in the parking lot of a park? No. However, it is permitted inside a vehicle in a parking lot unless it has a youth under the age of 16 in the vehicle.
Is smoking allowed in a regional park campground? CRD Clean Air Bylaw prohibits smoking anywhere in parks except in private vehicles.