Vancouver Coastal Health and the Environment ministry are warning people from the Fraser Valley all the way to the Sea-to-Sky corridor, to take it easy while smoke from wild fires fills the air.
Health Officer Cindy Watson says as you are living in these conditions, keep a close eye on you and your kids for health issues.
“You look for respiratory indicators. So watery eyes, red eyes, stuffiness, coughing – avoid the strenuous activities.”
Watson says if anyone is struggling to breathe do not hesitate to go see a doctor.
If you need some relief, she suggests most malls have filtered air and will also keep you cool.
She adds so far visits to area hospitals have not increased because of poor air quality.
Click here to view the hourly Air Quality ratings at Metro Vancouver.
The change in view from east Vancouver before and after the smoke blew in.