Air Quality Index

The quality of our air affects not only our quality of life, but also our health. 

There are thousands of sources of air pollutants in the region, ranging from vehicles to industrial plants, from bulk refueling stations to home furnaces.

Metro Vancouver tracks the most common air pollutants and manages outdoor air quality and odour complaints throughout the region.

Coquitlam Air Monitoring Station

How do I report an air quality problem?

If you live in the Lower Mainland and you have a concern or complaint about air quality or air pollution, you can report it to the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD). The GVRD takes all complaints seriously and will take appropriate action when a violation within its jurisdiction has occurred.

Before You Call the GVRD

Download this informational brochure below to learn more about reporting air quality problems.  The information included in this guide will help you:

  • Decide if the GVRD is the right place for you to report a concern or complaint
  • Provide useful information to the GVRD when you decide to file a complaint
  • Understand the procedures the GVRD follows when investigating complaints

The GVRD offers a 24-hour telephone hotline for residents who want to report air quality
problems. Call 604-436-6777.