Outdoor Smoking Policy
Please be advised that as of May 1, 2019 an Outdoor Smoking Policy will be in place at both Dalewood and Lake Whittaker Conservation Area.
Smoking will be limited to registered campsites and designated smoking areas (assigned parking areas) at Dalewood and Lake Whittaker Conservation Area.
KCCA defines smoking and vaping as outlined in the Smoke Free Ontario Act. “Smoking” means smoking (inhaling and exhaling) or holding lighted tobacco or cannabis (medical or recreational). “Vaping” means inhaling or exhaling vapour from an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or holding an activated e-cigarette, whether or not the vapour contains nicotine.
The Rules and Regulations have been updated to include KCCA’s Outdoor Smoking Policy.
Conservation Areas are great places for people to be active and connect with nature. People gain physical and mental health from engaging in outdoor activities offered by Conservation Authorities. Further health benefits are gained when the outdoor spaces are smoke-free. An outdoor smoking policy protects our environment, reduces litter in our natural areas and ensures our visitors are not exposed to the dangers of second-hand smoke when trying to enjoy our natural spaces.
The policy will be re-evaluated at the end of the camping season.