Cannabis in Jasper
Please note that cannabis is not legal in Canada until the Cannabis Act comes into force on October 17, 2018. All municipalities and provinces will have different rules. What may be legal in one area, may not be in another. It is your responsibility to ensure you know what is legal wherever you are.
Cannabis use in the Municipality of Jasper
Where to consume in the Municipality of Jasper (PDF)
Public spaces: smoking or vaping cannabis is prohibited in public spaces and buildings within the town site (map). Provincial and federal rules also apply.
Private businesses: rules are different for each hotel or apartment. Smoking may be allowed in your unit or balcony, or there may be a designated area where people can smoke or vape cannabis. Ask your landlord or the front desk of your hotel to find out.
If you own your home: it is your decision whether or not to allow smoking or vaping cannabis on your property, including your outdoor space (i.e. porch or backyard).
These rules are in place to minimize exposure to secondhand smoke. You could get a fine for smoking or vaping cannabis in public.
Cannabis use in Jasper National Park
For detailed rules on cannabis consumption in Jasper National Park, please visit Parks Canada's information page: Cannabis use at Parks Canada places.
Please note Parks Canada regulations do not include the Municipality of Jasper, inside the town boundary.
For further information on the federal and provincial government rules:
Council Passes Cannabis Consumption Bylaw
At its October 2 regular meeting, Jasper municipal Council passed a Cannabis Consumption Bylaw (PDF) prohibiting the smoking and vaping of recreational cannabis in all places or buildings that are open to the public within the Jasper town site.
Public consumption sites may be proposed and approved in the future.
Permits can be issued for designated consumption sites at events.
Municipality of Jasper: Recreational Cannabis Sale, Smoking and Vaping Survey
The survey is now closed. A total of 460 responses were received.
Please consult the June 26, 2018 Committee of the Whole meeting agenda for a detailed report from the Cannabis Working Group.