Air Quality Mapping

CVRD Air Quality Sensor Network

Neighbourhood Sensor Network

The CVRD worked with partners to establish a neighbourhood sensor network.  Sensors for the network were established in collaboration with the School District, the BC Ministry of Environment and community stewards.  Real time air quality readings can be found in various neighbourhoods by zooming into the Cowichan Region at the Purple Air network map.    

Provincial Air Quality Monitors

The BC government maintains PM2.5 sensors at 3 locations in the Cowichan region. The data can be found at the BC Air Quality page under Current PM2.5 Data.

BC Wildfire Services Map

Wildfire locations in British Columbia are available through the BC Wildfire Service and as seen on the BC Wildfire Service's active wildfires map.

Wildfire Smoke Map

North America wildfire locations and PM2.5 (smoke) forecast is provided by

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently-asked questions regarding the air sensors can be found on the FAQ page.