Every province has different rules where you are allowed and not allowed to smoke legally. In Ontario, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan and Yukon you can only smoke at home. On the other hand, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Northwest Territories and Nunavut will allow you to smoke cannabis where you can smoke cigarettes. Alberta and British Columbia will also allow you to smoke in areas where you can smoke cigarettes but are more detailed in their rules and will not allow you to smoke in cars or areas frequented by children.
When you are travelling within Canada, it is your responsibility to learn the laws of the province or territory you are going to. Here is a breakdown province by province - this is important to note for your next road trip!
|Province||Legal Age||Illegal Smoking Areas|
|Newfoundland||19+||Illegal everywhere but private property /residences|
|Nova Scotia||19+||Illegal everywhere but where tobacco may be smoked|
|New Brunswick||19+||Illegal everywhere but private property /residences|
|Prince Edward Island||19+||Illegal to smoke everywhere but private property /residences, some exception for certain public spaces|
|Québec||18+||Illegal to smoke everywhere but where tobacco is smoked,excluding universities, CEGEP campuses|
|Ontario||19+||Illegal to smoke everywhere but private property /residences|
|Saskatchewan||19+||Illegal to smoke everywhere but private property /residences|
|Alberta||18+||Illegal to smoke in cars,areas frequented by children, tobacco restricted are|
|British Columbia||19+||Illegal to smoke in cars,areas frequented by children, Tobacco restricted area|
|Yukon||19+||Illegal everywhere but private property /residences|
|Northwest Territories||19+||Illegal everywhere but where tobacco may be smoked|
|Nunavut||19+||Illegal everywhere but where tobacco may be smoked|