UV Tanning Beds

The World Health Organization classifies ultraviolet (UV) tanning beds as a “group one carcinogen”. This means they are known to cause cancer in humans. For more information, please read:

Tanning Bylaw (Capital Regional District)

All commercial tanning facilities within the Capital Regional District that provide UV tanning must comply with the Capital Regional District Health Bylaw # 3711 (.pdf), which:

  • prohibits UV tanning for minors under the age of 18 years, and
  • outlines requirements for salon owners and adults 18 years of age and older
  • list fines associated with Tanning Bylaw Infractions

Facility Operators

Complaints and Questions

If you have a complaint related to potential bylaw violations, please phone Health Protection and Environmental Services (Gateway Office).

For questions about the bylaw, please contact the Capital Regional District..