Air Quality Subscription Service

Viewing Air Quality Advisory posted to Smithers on mobile device

Welcome to the Air Quality Subscription Service. Our goal is to improve communication between governments and citizens during air quality events in a timely manner.

We currently offer email notification services for Air Quality Advisories, Smoky Skies Bulletins, and SO2 Alerts for Kitimat (Pilot Project). SMS (text messages) notifications is currently in development.

How to use the service


How to subscribe to the service with your email address

Follow the steps below:

  • Step 1. Visit the subscription page and enter and confirm your email address
  • Step 2. Select the communities and regions you would like to receive notifications for
  • Step 3. Select the Subscribe button​
  • Step 4. You will receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription. Follow the instructions in the email to complete your subscription.
From any email notification that you have received, find and click on the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the message. Your web browser will then open and display an Unsubscribe Confirmation web page confirming your request.
For security purposes, you will also receive a follow-up email to confirm your request. If you change your mind or if you did not request to unsubscribe from the service, you can click on the re-subscribe link to restore your notification subscription.

Can I unsubscribe from or subscribe to one (or more) notification list(s)?

Currently we do not support the option to add or remove specific Air Quality Advisories or Smoky Skies Bulletins from your notification list. As an existing subscriber, you would need to resubscribe again with your preferred choices. After you submit your subscription, you will receive an email with the subject line "Duplication Subscription Request". Follow the instructions outlined in the email replace your notification list. Once confirmed, your previous notification list will be replaced with your revised choices.

Can I see which notification lists I have subscribed to?

Unfortunately, we currently do not offer that feature. The best way to track which Air Quality Advisories and Smoky Skies Bulletins you have subscribed to is to refer to your original subscription confirmation email.

Air Quality Advisories are issued for the following areas:

  1. Burns Lake
  2. Campbell River
  3. Castlegar
  4. Colwood
  5. Courtenay / Comox
  6. Cranbrook
  7. Crofton
  8. Duncan
  9. Fort St. John
  10. Gibsons
  11. Golden
  12. Grand Forks
  13. Houston
  14. Kamloops
  15. Kelowna
  16. Kitimat
  17. Langdale
  18. Nanaimo
  19. Penticton
  20. Port Alberni
  21. Powell River
  22. Prince George
  23. Prince Rupert
  24. Quesnel
  25. Smithers
  26. Squamish
  27. Taylor
  28. Terrace
  29. Valemount
  30. Vanderhoof
  31. Vernon
  32. Victoria
  33. Williams Lake
  34. Whistler

Smoky Skies Bulletins are issued for Weather Forecast Regions as defined by Environment Canada:

  1. 100 Mile (includes Hwy 97 from 108 Mile House to Clinton, Bridge Lake and Canim Lake)
  2. Arrow Lakes - Slocan Lake (also includes Slocan, New Denver, Nakusp, and Fauquier)
  3. Atlin
  4. B.C. North Peace River (includes the City of Fort St John and all communities along Hwy 97 extending from Farmington to Pink Mountain; Hwy 29 including Moberly Lake, Hudson's Hope; also includes Rolla, Clayhurst and Goodlow)
  5. B.C. South Peace River (includes Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Pouce Coupe, and Tumbler Ridge)
  6. Boundary (includes Grand Forks, Midway and Greenwood)
  7. Bulkley Valley and The Lakes - northwest including Smithers (also includes Telkwa, Fort St James and Granisle)
  8. Bulkley Valley and The Lakes - southeast including Burns Lake (also includes Houston, Fraser Lake)
  9. Cariboo - north including Quesnel (also includes Wells and Bowron Lake Park)
  10. Cariboo - south including Williams Lake (also includes Northern and Central sections of Wells Gray Park)
  11. Cassiar Mountains (includes Cassiar, Good Hope Lake, Boya Lake Provincial Park)
  12. Central Coast - Coastal Sections (includes Bella Bella, Ocean Falls, and extends south to Jackson Bay)
  13. Central Coast - Inland Sections (includes Bella Coola, Hagensborg, Firvale, and Stuie)
  14. Central Okanagan - including Kelowna (also includes Lake Country, West Kelowna and Peachland)
  15. Chilcotin (includes Hansville, Alexis Creek, Chilanko Forks, Tatla Lake, Nimpo Lake, Anahim Lake, and the southern half of Tweedsmuir Park)
  16. Dease Lake (includes Telegraph Creek)
  17. East Columbia (includes Golden)
  18. East Kootenay - north includes Inveremere (also includes Edgwater, Canal Flats and Skookumchuck)
  19. East Kootenay - south (includes Kimberley, Cranbrook, Yahk, Moyie, Wasa Lake Provinical Park, Jaffray, Grasmere and Roosville)
  20. East Vancouver Island - Duncan to Nanaimo (also includes Crofton, Ladysmith, and Cedar)
  21. East Vancouver Island - Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay (also includes Parksville, Coombs, Qualicum Beach, and Hornby Island)
  22. East Vancouver Island (includes Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland, Black Creek to Campbell River)
  23. Elk Valley (includes Elko, Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford)
  24. Fort Nelson (includes Muskwa, Prophet River, Buckinghorse River, Sikanni Chief, Hwy 77 north to the Yukon border)
  25. Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet (also includes Andersen lake)
  26. Fraser Canyon - south including Lytton (also includes Trans Canada Hwy 1 from Lytton to Choate)
  27. Greater Victoria (includes Sidney, Victoria, Saanich, Langford, Metchosin)
  28. Haida Gwaii
  29. Howe Sound (includes Horseshoe Bay, Gambier Island, Squamish)
  30. Inland Vancouver Island (includes Lake Cowichan, Nahmint, Port Alberni, central portions of Strathcona Park and Schoen Lake Provincial Park)
  31. Kinbasket (includes Kinbasket reservoir south of Valemount)
  32. Kootenay Lake (includes Creston and Kaslo)
  33. McGregor (includes the northern end of the Robson Valley extending from Hansard to Dome Creek; extends north to Monkmon Park)
  34. Muncho Lake Park - Stone Mountain Park (also includes Muncho Lake, Toad River and Stone Mountain Provincial Park)
  35. Nicola (includes Merritt, Strump Lake, Pennask Lake, and Brookmere)
  36. North Coast - Coastal Sections (includes Prince Rupert)
  37. North Coast - inland including Kitimat (also includes Kemano)
  38. North Coast - inland including Stewart (also includes Bob Quinn Lake)
  39. North Coast - inland including Terrace (also includes New Aiyansh)
  40. North Columbia (includes Blue River and McMurphy)
  41. North Okanagan - including Vernon (also includes Armstrong, Enderby, Lavington and Lumby)
  42. North Thompson (includes Barriere, Clearwater and Vavenby)
  43. North Vancouver Island (includes Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Port Alice, Bull Harbour, Alert Bay, Sayward, and Woss)
  44. Prince George (includes Hwy 16 Vanderhoof to Upper Fraser, and Hwy 97 Hixon to the south end of McLeod Lake)
  45. Shuswap (includes Salmon Arm, Sicamous, and Chase)
  46. Similkameen (includes Princeton)
  47. South Okanagan - including Penticton (also includes Summerland, Naramata, Keremeos, Oliver and Osoyoos)
  48. South Thompson (includes Kamloops, Rayleigh, Monte Creek, Cache Creek, Spences Bridge and Logan Lake)
  49. Southern Gulf Islands
  50. Sunshine Coast - Gibsons to Earls Cove (includes Sechelt and Langdale)
  51. Sunshine Coast - Saltery Bay to Powell River (also includes Quadra Island)
  52. Teslin
  53. Watson Lake (includes Liard River, Lower Post and extends north to the Yukon border)
  54. West Columbia (includes Revelstoke)
  55. West Kootenay (includes Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Rossland)
  56. West Vancouver Island (includes Tofino, Uclulet, Port Renfrew, Sooke)
  57. Whistler (includes Whistler and Pemberton)
  58. Williston (includes McLeod Lake, Mackenzie and Williston Lake)
  59. Yellowhead (includes McBride and Valemount and all communities within the southern half of the Robson Valley extending from Urling to Valemount and the northern half of Mount Robson Park)
  60. Yoho Park - Kootenay Park (includes Yoho and Kootenay National Parks)



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