Cannabis Use in Public Spaces

Cannabis Use in Public Spaces 

Updates to the Smoke and Vape-Free Outdoor Spaces Regional Bylaw

  • The updated bylaw now prohibits tobacco, cannabis and vaping products from being smoked or vaped in several public spaces in the Niagara region, including:
    • Beaches (new)
    • Recreation trails (new)
    • Within nine metres of an entrance or exit of a publicly accessible place, building or workplace (new)
    • Parks, playgrounds and sports fields
    • Splash pads and outdoor pools
    • Arenas and recreation centres
    • Outdoor areas of municipal and regional buildings
    • Bus shelters


  • With these changes to the bylaw, tobacco control officers will use a progressive enforcement model to build public awareness and educate both residents and visitors on the update to the bylaw


To report a concern related the Smoke and Vape-Free Outdoor spaces bylaw, please contact the  Niagara Region Tobacco Enforcement Unit at:

905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7393 or online 




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