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Have you experienced an air quality issue in your neighbourhood such as odour, smoke, dust or other emissions? Call our Air Quality Hotline at 604-436-6777 or fill out our air quality complaint form to let us know.

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Air Quality and Climate Change 
Metro Vancouver monitors air quality in the region, controls industrial, commercial and some residential emissions, creates long-term plans and compiles emission inventories. In addition, Metro Vancouver, the B.C. Government and many local governments are also taking a leadership role by setting targets and implementing programs to reduce climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions.
What's New
Mission StationThe 28th permanent station in the Lower Fraser Valley Air Quality Monitoring Network is now up and running. Read the media release to learn where it's located!
It’s easy to check the air quality with our online resource – AirMap is now mobile-friendly, so you can find out about the air quality while you're on the go!
2014 CftA CoverCheck out our new flip-book version of Caring for the Air to learn about the “state of the air” in the Lower Mainland, green transportation options and other initiatives that protect air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. If you’re using a mobile device, please tap here to view the report.
Ground-level ozone has been a focus of Metro Vancouver's air quality program for a number of years.  Our programs have been successful in dealing with the short-term peak levels of ozone that we have experienced on hot summer days. The Regional Ground-Level Ozone Strategy builds on previous efforts to address peak levels, but also guides policy direction on ozone levels throughout the year.

Caring for the Air Photo Contest

The submission process is now closed. In the next couple weeks we will have our winner. Please check back.