Air Quality and Health in British Columbia

B.C. Health Guide

B.C. Nurse Line - provides confidential health information and advice.  Call BC Nurse Line from anywhere in the province to speak to a registered nurse 24-hours a day or a pharmacist from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. daily.

   Greater Vancouver  604-215-4700

   Deaf or hearing-impaired  1-866-889-4700


For additional information about health and air quality in general, contact the Health Authority for your area.

Northern Health

Interior Health or call 250-862-4200

Vancouver Island Health or call 250-519-7065

  • The Chief Medical Officer of Health 250-519-7060

Vancouver Coastal Health or call 604-675-3800 (Medical or Environmental Health Officer)

Fraser Health or call 604-450-7881 (Communications)


For general information about the air quality programs in your region, visit the following Ministry websites or call the following numbers.

Environmental Protection Unit (air)

B.C. Ministry of the Environment link to your regional office

In Victoria call 250-387-6121

In Vancouver or outside B.C. call 604-660-2421

Elsewhere in B.C. call 1-800-663-7867