Air Quality Advisories & Readings

Last Modified: 2017-01-16


Issued Advisories 

There are currently no advisories.

Location Advisory Type Status Date

Advisories are updated during regular business hours. Outside business hours, visit Environment Canada's Public Weather Alerts for BC.

Air Quality Advisories

An air quality advisory is issued when pollutant concentrations approach or exceed predetermined limits, or when degraded-air-quality episodes are expected to continue or worsen.

Advisories are issued in order to:

  • inform about degraded air quality;
  • address smoke from wildfires, and associated heat and water quality issues;
  • help people make informed choices about reducing their exposure to elevated concentrations of air pollutants;
  • affect emission reduction actions (such as a limit on industrial emissions and/or wood stove use); and
  • provide vulnerable individuals and the general public with health advice developed by BC health agencies.


Use this interactive map to get information about current, past, and forecast air quality readings.

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