(Whiffin Spit smoky sunset / Brian Rundle)

This past weekend was full of events as well as wildfire smoke.

Despite it being late in the season for wildfires, several are burning in BC including large fires near Hope and Manning Park.

In addition to those, wildfire smoke from Oregon and Washington state is wafting over BC, so much so that it prompted an air quality warning over the weekend.

Although it has improved slightly today, the Air Quality Health Index in Victoria and Saanich is currently rated at 3.

A special weather statement remains in place and is expected to remain in place until at least Tuesday.

Although jarring, the hazy skies over the CRD did make for some pretty stellar photographs.

Take a look at these 17 photos of the smoky horizon over Greater Victoria:


(Smoky skies looking out from the top of Mount Maxwell on Saltspring Island / Dena Scriven)

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