A Flood Watch Advisory has been issued for the following regions: 

  • North Shore Mountains 
  • Metro Vancouver 
  • Howe Sound
  • Sunshine Coast 

A High streamflow Advisory remains in effect for the following regions: 

  • Fraser Valley – North 
  • Fraser Valley – South
  • Vancouver Island

Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting 75-150 mm of total rainfall for most areas over the two-day period from Friday to Sunday, October 15 – 17. 

Rivers in the advisory regions are expected to rise rapidly, with peak flows expected on Saturday. Larger rivers, including the Squamish River, will likely experience peak flows on Sunday.  

Please stay away from fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable river banks as rainfall continues through the weekend. 

Learn more from the River Forecast Centre.  


A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected.  Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible. 

Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull.  Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur. 

Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result.