Last updated: July 20, 2021
Smoke Free Status of Outdoor Places
Patios (or partially enclosed patios)
Some sub-national jurisdictions prohibit smoking on open-air patios and others prohibit smoking on partially enclosed patios at restaurants and bars.
Within a specified distance of doorways, windows, or air intake of building
Most provinces and territories prohibit smoking within s specified distance of doorways, windows, or air intake of buildings.
Some provinces and territories prohibit smoking on elementary and secondary school grounds.
Outdoor bus shelter
Most provinces and territories prohibit smoking at outdoor bus shelters.
Reserved seating area of outdoor sports arenas and entertainment venues
At least two sub-national jurisdictions (Ontario and New Brunswick) prohibit smoking in reserved seating areas of outdoor sports arenas and entertainment venues. Some municipalities have banned smoking in seating areas of outdoor stadiums (whether reserved seats or not).
A growing number of municipalities are banning smoking outdoors at municipal parks, children’s playgrounds, sports fields, and beaches.
Some municipalities have banned smoking in other outdoor areas. Examples include bus stops; trails or paths on municipal property; events on municipal property; within a perimeter (e.g., 6 meters) of restaurant and bar patios.