FireSmoke Canada

Welcome to the Canadian portal for information and resources about smoke from wildland fires. We provide access to services and data for professionals in the air quality, health & safety, emergency management, and science & research communities as well as the public. We are also a community of practice that advances policies, plans & organizations to address wildland fire smoke issues.

Our primary service is smoke forecasts from wildland fires using the BlueSky Canada system. This system produces forecasts of hourly ground-level concentrations of smoke particles (PM 2.5) from wildfires up to 48 hours into the future. The forecast output is experimental and is subject to uncertainties that are inherent in weather forecasts, wildfire detection/emissions and smoke predictions.


May 14, 2018. The issue with the interactive smoke forecast web viewer has been fixed, and normal publishing of smoke forecasts has resumed.
August 1, 2017. Due to high demand, we are occasionally exceeding our request quota for the Google Maps API used in the smoke forecast web viewer. We are investigating how to remove this limitation, but in the mean time smoke forecasts are still available via the older interface.

If you encounter a problem with the interactive forecast viewer, please visit the Smoke Forecasts page and click on the "Traditional forecast" link to view a forecast.
July 19, 2017. Publishing of West & East forecasts has been suspended to focus on improving the Canada-wide forecasts.


Fire data acquisition, reconciliation and GIS database system. Data streams are available for browsing and downloading in multiple formats, as well as for use in modelling and forecasting systems.


Ad hoc, on-demand smoke modelling tool. Create emissions scenarios for prescribed burns and wildfires, then model and view the resulting smoke dispersion forecast.

National Forum

The importance of wildfire smoke, an overview of current tools and technology, and discussions to inform future plans and actions.


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