The City of Yellowknife has banned smoking and vaping on all City-managed recreational properties. With the exception of trails, designated smoking areas and traditional ceremonies involving tobacco, all public parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities are smoke free.
“We want our City facilities to be clean and safe for all of our residents,” said Mayor Mark Heyck.
“This ban will keep the air clean around our buildings, and hopefully create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all.”
Signage indicating where residents can smoke has been put up at city parks and facilities.
There is one designated smoking area between the Multiplex and the Fieldhouse; one designated smoking area for the Yellowknife Curling Club, Yellowknife Community Arena, and the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool; one smoking area for City Hall and Somba K’e Park; and two smoking areas at the Solid Waste Facility.
The changes to Smoking By-law No. 4276 are effective as of May 1, 2018.