The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) says recent low level volcanic activity on Mount Meager is to be studied further.

This summer sulphur smells and sightings of volcanic openings, or fumaroles, in the area of Mount Meager were reported.

The volcano, 60 kilometres northwest of Pemberton, last erupted explosively 2,426 years ago and is now considered dormant.

Natural Resources Canada and academic partners have been monitoring and investigating the signs of low-level volcanic activity which poses no threat to public safety.

There’s no current concern of an imminent volcanic event. However, the SLRD recommends curious individuals with the skills for glacier travel or who fly in by helicopter to access the area would be putting themselves at risk, and advise people stay safe and avoid the area.

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