Air Quality Advisories

Issued Advisories

Location Advisory Type Status Date
Quesnel Air Quality Advisory (PDF) Ended Nov 11, 2017
Williams lake Air Quality Advisory (PDF) Ended Nov 11, 2017
Fort St John, Taylor Air Quality Advisory (PDF) Ended Nov 11, 2017
Lavington Air Quality Advisory (PDF) Ended Nov 11, 2017
Vanderhoof Air Quality Advisory (PDF) Ended Nov 12, 2017
Smithers Air Quality Advisory (PDF) Ended Nov 11, 2017
Terrace Air Quality Advisory (PDF) Ended Nov 11, 2017

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

About 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.