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Venting Index Interactive Map

The Province of British Columbia has provided a handy interactive mapping tool for current information on burning restrictions and venting conditions. The information is updated daily based on the conditions within each smoke sensitivity area.

Each venting index applies to a geographic area, known as a Smoke Sensitivity Zone. These zones are delineated on the venting index map. Upon satisfying all other requirements of the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation, open burning within each zone may only be initiated if that zone is good on the day of ignition and good or fair on the following day.

If venting conditions are sufficient to initiate open burning in a zone, a "Burn Allowed: YES" will be indicated on the information display pop-up box for that zone. If venting is insufficient to initiate open burning, a "Burn Allowed: NO" will appear.

Go to the British Columbia Ventilation Index webpage for more information

Try out the BC Venting Index interactive map yourself to visually see where the venting zones are within the ACRD and their current status.

Click here to open a full-screen version