Smoking ban in Quebec/Canada
Quebec, the largest province in Canada, occupies a vast territory ( near three times the size of France ),
most of the area is very sparsely populated.
$B!!(BIn June 2006, a new Quebec law banned smoking in all enclosed public places
and workplaces, including bars, restaurants, bingo halls and private clubs.
(L) The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu hotel is located between the sea and the mountains.
Rich in a tradition, an exquisite paragon of hospitality blends the quiet charm of the countryside.
(R) A squirrel eating the pinecone in a garden of the hotel $B%U%'%"%b%s%H%[%F%k(B
A stand ashtray and cigarette butt receptor placed outside of the hotel of Malbale.
Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu provides 28 smoking rooms out of 405. The percentage of the smoking rooms to total is 6.9%.
(L) A casino in the La Malbale Fairmont Hotel
(R) The Hotel Le Manoir Richelieu, viewed from the Saint Lawrence River shore.
Exterior of Le Manoir Richelieu
(L) Exterior pictures of Le Manoir Richelieu and a chair overlooks the Saint Lawrence River.
(R) La Malbale, north to Saint Lawrence River.
Quebec City is the capital of the province of Quebec. It is the second most populous city in the
province after Montreal. The population of Quebec metropolitan area has a population of 715,000.
Saint Lawrence River narrows as approximated to Quebec City. Founded in 1608, Quebec
City is one of the oldest cities in North America.
(L) A view of Fairmont Le Chateau, Quebec Hotel, a symbolic building, stands on $B#t(Bhe upper town.
(R$B!K(BRue St.Stanislas, Quebec City
(L) Museum of French America offers the history of North America's French communities.
(R) The port of Quebec City in the early 20th century
(L) Queen Mary 2 ( 15,400 ton, 2,592 guests ) on the berth of a pier of Saint Lawrence River, Quebec City
(R) Petit Seminaire de Quebec, Quebec City
(L) Quebec-style beckoning cats at Rue du Petit Champlain.
(R) Rue du Tresor. Numerous artists gather on this crowded street to display their work.
(L) Rue du Petit Champlain. A stairway to the lower town (R) A cable car links the lower town with upper town hill.
(L) Rue du Petit Champlain. (R) It is quite common to see a carriage tour in the street of Quebec City.
(L) A delicious italian restaurant, Portofino (R) Rue St.Jean, Quebec City
A French-style building found in the Lower Town, the area near Saint Lawrence River.
The assembly hall of Parliament House of Quebec
The Parliament building ( Hotel du Parlement ) in Quebec City
The interior and exterior of Parliament House
(L) VIA Rail Canada, Gale Quebec ( Quebec Railway Station )
(R) A traffic signal shows that how much second left to walk to the other side of street.
(L) Suitcases that have been checked in at the station. (R) The station hall of Gale Quebec
(L) Cafeteria of the Gale Quebec (R) The waiting hall for the bus terminal of Gale Quebec
(L) Do not worry about a pain in teeth. A dental office is in the center of station.
(R) Canada has the five different time zones ( PST,MST,CST,EST,AST ) plus one.
The station clocks show the time of various areas.
(L) A sign plate says 'Thank you not smoking on the property of the hospital'.
(R) An emergency outpatient clinic of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec=CHUQ
( Quebec University Hospital Center )
An inpatient with an intravenous drip therapy at the CHUQ is sitting on a sidewalk to have a smoke.
(L) The night view of Fairmont Le Chateau Hotel, Quebec City (M) A stand cigarette-butt receptor placed outside of the hotel.
(R) A light-up cruse ship was on the berth of Quebec pier of the Saint Lawrence River.
(L) Hilton International Quebec in front of the Parliament building
(R) The sign plate of a non-smoking floor
These photos show the view of Hotel Manoir d'Auteuil, Quebec City and no smoking mark at the emergency exit.
There was no smoking sign board in the hotel with a penalty notice of $100 if violate, placed on the front desk.
Smoking guest rooms provided at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu are 28 out of 405 total rooms.
The percentage of smoking rooms is 6.9% of total. Non-smoking rooms are 377 in this hotel.
Smoking guest rooms provided at the Fairmont Le Chateau Hotel are 93 out of 618 total rooms.
The percentage of smoking rooms is 15% of total. These rooms are assigned to the 10th and 15th floor.
In Hilton International Quebec, smoking rooms are located on the top floor of the building. The
number of the smoking guest room is 20 out of 572 total rooms. The rate of smoking room is
3.5% to the entire guest rooms.
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.
USA and CANADA 2007
Arrival to Boston State of Maine to the Canadian Border Quebec City Autumn-tinted Quebec, Montreal
Ottawa Vermont and New Hampshire Boston$B!!(B Boston Railway Boston Subway$B!!(B
Amtrak Acela Express$B!!(B Manhattan1 Manhattan2 New York Railway$B!!(B New York Subway and JFK Airport
USA and CANADA 2010
Washington, DC, 2010 Michigan 2010 Ontario 2010
Smokefree British Columbia Smokefree Alberta$B!!(B Trip to Canada 2011 Vancouver
North Vancouver Whistler Skytrain$B!!(B VIA train Jasper Icefield and Bow Summit
Emerald Lake Lake Louise Banff Calgary Edmonton Hospitals in BC and Alberta
Tobacco control in B.C. and Alberta 2011
Total Smoking Ban in Canada
$B!!(BSmoke-free BC Canada
$B!!(BSmoking Ban in Public and Work places in Alberta
$B!!(BSmoking Ban in Saskatchewan$B!!(B
$B!!(BNonsmokers Health Protection Act, Manitoba$B!!(B
$B!!(BSmoke-free Ontario Act$B!!(B
$B!!(BTobaco Control in Quebec$B!!(B
$B!!(BSmoke-free Places Act, New Brunswick$B!!(B
$B!!(BSmoke-free Places Act, Nova Scotia$B!!(B
All photographs were taken in October 2007, unless otherwise described.
The article was written in October 2007, and revised in November 2009,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.