FireSmoke Canada

Welcome to the Canadian portal for information about wildland fire weather and smoke. From here you can access the BlueSky Canada smoke forecasts, fire weather forecasts, fire information, and the BlueSky Playground. The Weather Forecast Research Team at the University of British Columbia produces these research forecasts with support from multiple agencies. These tools and data serve 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 and smoke issues.


Smoke Forecasts

High resolution, interactive forecasts of
hourly, daily average and daily maximum
concentrations of PM2.5 smoke particles
at ground level from wildfires.

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End Of Canadian Fire Season
November 1, 2023     We are now only publishing one smoke forecast per day now that the Canadian fire season is over (March 1 - October 31). This forecast is typically published around 15:00 UTC, depending on the number of fires burning, met forecast availability, etc.
French Translation
July 19, 2023     We now have a French version of the website available. Look for the "Fr" link in the navbar at the top of each page to switch to French, and the corresponding "En" link to switch back to English.
Service Outage
July 18, 2023 was down overnight July 16-17 due to a server outage. Smoke forecasts are now available again, but they may not accurately depict initial smoke conditions until the smoke modelling system has spun up the carryover smoke used to initialize each forecast.
Forecast Issue
July 16, 2023     Due to network issues this past weekend, smoke forecasts were produced with missing forecast hours and/or missing carryover smoke to initialize the forecast with. As a result, the smoke displayed on the current forecast did not accurately reflect the actual conditions. We have implemented changes to fix the network issues and are monitoring the forecasts to ensure this does not recur.


Fire data acquisition, reconciliation and GIS database. Data streams with satellite hotspot detects and ground reports are available for browsing and downloading in multiple formats for use in modelling and forecasting systems.

Access SmartFire »


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

Access Playground »

Fire Weather Forecasts

Interactive, high-resolution Fire Weather Index forecasts using gridded numerical weather prediction data for use in wildfire models and wildfire incident command briefings.

Access FWF »


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