All Vancouver beaches and parks will be smoke free, starting Wednesday. Vancouver Park Board commission Ian Robertson says smoking will be banned because of extremely dry conditions.
The ban is an “early warning” because it effectively advances the implementation of a permanent smoking ban that was due to begin in September. The full smoking ban covers all parks, beaches and outdoor park board facilities such as golf courses.
In April the Vancouver Park Board approved a smoking ban in the city’s parks and beaches effective September 1, 2010. As a result of a unanimous vote at their public meeting, Commissioners made amendments to the Parks Control By-Law to prohibit smoking in all 224 parks including trails, playgrounds and fields, and 18 kilometres of beaches.
Last modified: July 27, 2010