Air quality advisories

Issued advisories

Location Advisory Type Status Date
Multiple regions in B.C. Smoky Skies Bulletin (PDF) Issued September 20, 2023

Advisories are updated during regular business hours.

Current Smoky Skies Bulletin map

Smoky Skies Bulletin Regions for 2023-09-20: Cariboo - north including Quesnel, Central Okanagan, Lakes District, North Okanagan, Prince George, South Okanagan, Stuart - Nechako, Williston.

See the latest Smoky Skies Bulletin for information about wildfire smoke and your health and links to additional resources.

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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
  • 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 or wood stove use)
  • provide vulnerable individuals and the general public with health advice developed by BC health agencies

About Smoky Skies Bulletins

The Smoky Skies Bulletin is a special type of public advisory to communicate the rapidly changing nature of wildfire smoke. It is issued when areas of the province are being impacted or have reasonable potential to be impacted by wildfire smoke within 24 to 48 hours. These bulletins are based on available pollutant concentrations information, satellite information, smoke forecast models and visual observations, and are not intended to manage local emission sources.