Air quality in Canada

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in Canada

LAST UPDATE (local time)

LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time Canada
Most polluted city ranking

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#cityUS AQI
1 Golden, British Columbia

133

2 Steeper, Alberta

124

3 Gatineau, Quebec

107

4 Castlegar, British Columbia

100

5 Vulcan, Alberta

97

6 Edmundston, New Brunswick

92

7 Otterburn Park, Quebec

89

8 Sooke, British Columbia

87

9 Grand Forks, British Columbia

86

10 Grande Cache, Alberta

85

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time Canada
Cleanest city ranking

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1 Cookshire-Eaton, Quebec

0

2 Flin Flon, Manitoba

0

3 Fort Nelson, British Columbia

0

4 Logan Lake, British Columbia

0

5 Schefferville, Quebec

0

6 Sunshine Coast Regional District, British Columbia

0

7 Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia

0

8 Air Ronge, Saskatchewan

1

9 Bonnyville, Alberta

1

10 Cache Creek, British Columbia

1

(local time)

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OVERVIEW

How polluted is Canada?

The national flag of India

2020 Air quality average

Human face indicating AQI level

Good

2020 average US AQI

30

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PM2.5

x1.5

PM2.5 concentration in Canada air is currently 1.5 times above the WHO annual air quality guideline value

2020  Canada cleanest city St. Andrews , New Brunswick

14

2020  Canada most polluted city Gitanyow , British Columbia

63

2020 aqi country ranking

How does Canada rank globally in air pollution?

97/ 106 countries ranked in 2020

Which country had the worst air quality in 2020?

#COUNTRYPopulationAVG. US AQI
1The national flag of IndiaBangladesh164'689'383

162

2The national flag of IndiaPakistan220'892'331

153

3The national flag of IndiaIndia1'380'004'385

141

4The national flag of IndiaMongolia3'278'292

128

5The national flag of IndiaAfghanistan38'928'341

128

6The national flag of IndiaOman5'106'622

123

7The national flag of IndiaQatar2'881'060

123

8The national flag of IndiaKyrgyzstan6'524'191

121

9The national flag of IndiaIndonesia273'523'621

114

10The national flag of IndiaBosnia Herzegovina3'280'815

113

97The national flag of IndiaCanada37'742'157

30

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