Chanelle Porter, Sherwood Park resident, (front right) was enjoying the Sylvan Lake beach Sunday. She is happy to see the ban on smoking cannabis on the beach. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

1st Canada Day weekend since cannabis was legalized, visitors in Sylvan Lake like weed-free beach experience

It’s first Canada Day long weekend since recreational cannabis was legalized coast-to-coast.

Visitors in Sylvan Lake were pleased to see cannabis is not allowed on the beach, some of them said Sunday.


Sylvan Lake bans all kinds of smoking on the beach and in parks

Nicole Boucher, an Edmonton resident, was in Sylvan Lake Sunday. The visitor comes to town once or twice every summer.

“I don’t think it’s a good idea because there are too many children here,” she said, adding we need to be courteous and respectful of everyone, referring to the cannabis ban on the beach.

The Edmonton resident also agrees with the ban because she does not want to see teenagers smoking pot or doing any drugs or alcohol.

Erwin Cruz from Calgary shared the sentiment. He said he has teenage children and does not want to see cannabis allowed on the beach.

Chanelle Porter, a teacher from Sherwood Park was also enjoying a beach day in Sylvan Lake Sunday.

“It’s a good thing, that’s what I think,” she said referring to the ban on smoking cannabis on the beach.

“Because there’s kids around and not everyone feels the same way about it and it’s a public place,” Porter said, adding she doesn’t have children, but as a teacher she is around children every day.

“We need to be respectful of those around us,” she said referring to the smell of cannabis that not everyone enjoys.

Chelsea Jackson, from Edmonton, said she does not want to see cannabis smokers in public places.

“Your front yard is OK, your house is OK, I don’t mind, even restaurants for adults but the beach is best to be smoke free,” she said, pointing to the children and pollution in public air.

“I don’t want to breathe other people’s cigarette smoke or cannabis smoke,” said Jackson.

“It’s OK with me if anyone smokes weed, but I don’t want to be sitting here and they come and they pollute the air around us,” she explained.

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