Smoking Bylaw

Please click one of the following links to discover more about smoking in the City of White Rock:

Smoking Bylaw – Regulations

The City of White Rock's Public Health Smoking Protection Bylaw [PDF - 271 KB] (the "Bylaw") prohibits smoking in a number of areas including:

  • Within 7.5 metres of an entryway, openable window or air intake of a building, exclusive of private dwellings or enclosed premises that are not open to the public
  • Within 7.5 metres of a customer service area (including a patio that is connected to a business that serves food or alcohol)
  • In any outdoor gathering place under the jurisdiction of the City of White Rock including parks, sports fields, playgrounds, the promenade, the pier and the beach.

Under the Bylaw, businesses and institution operators are required to post appropriate signage in clear and visible locations. See Section 2.3 of the Bylaw [PDF - 271 KB] to review these requirements in more detail.

Although public education will help promote compliance with these new regulations, the use of municipal tickets will also be used.

Please note that anyone smoking in areas where smoking is prohibited may be ticketed. In addition, business owners/operators may also be fined for contravening the bylaw and allowing unlawful smoking in or near their premises.

Smoking Bylaw – Inquiries and Complaints

Please contact Bylaw Enforcement regarding any inquiries or complaints regarding smoking or vaping through the following methods:

If you need to file a complaint, please see the following instructions.

Smoking Bylaw - Signage

Staff have prepared the following approved signage templates for public use.

Additionally, entryway decals are also available for purchase at any City facility.