Are there still public ashtrays available?

Yes. See the map at

We’re leaving ashtrays in public locations where smoking is not allowed as a visual cue to butt out (they’ll have stickers talking about the new regulations). Ashtrays will also remain in place to prevent littering. It’s an offence to litter in the Town of Banff, and can result in a fine. Some smoking ashtrays will be moved to permitted locations such as outdoor surface parking lots. Businesses can add ashtrays to their property in alleys, as long as they are away from doors and windows.

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1. Why did the Town of Banff create a smoke-free bylaw?
2. Doesn’t the provincial government already restrict smoking in public?
3. How will you enforce this bylaw?
4. Can I get a ticket for smoking in the Town of Banff?
5. Is there anywhere I can smoke in Banff?
6. Are there still public ashtrays available?
7. What about Indigenous people who use tobacco for ceremonial purposes?
8. I run business in town, how can I prepare for this bylaw?
9. As a business, am I responsible for enforcing this bylaw?
10. What can residents do to support this bylaw?