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Cooling centres

During a heat warning or alert, it is important to spend time in cool spaces. When outdoor temperatures are high, even workplaces and homes can be very hot and increase the risk of heat illness. Several cities and towns in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region operate specialized cooling centres, or encourage people to use other public spaces to cool down (like libraries and community centres). Misting and water fill station stations may also be provided during a heat event.

The facilities below become cooling centres in the following cities when Environment Canada issues a heat warning or Vancouver Coastal Health issues an extreme heat alert. 

Cooling centres (as of July 30, 2021):


Bowen Island

Location

Hours

Bowen Island Library Annex, 430 Bowen Island Trunk Rd.

July 30, 10 am – 8 pm and July 31, 12 pm – 8 pm



North Vancouver

For up-to-date information on cooling centres in North Vancouver, please visit the City of North Vancouver website and the District of North Vancouver website.

Location

Hours

Capilano Library, 3045 Highland Blvd.

Check with location

Civic Plaza, 126 14th St. W.

Check with location

Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, 851 West Queens Rd.

Check with location

Karen Magnussen Community Recreation Centre, 2300 Kirkstone Rd.

Check with location

Lynn Valley Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd.

Check with location

Moodyville Park, 759 E. 3rd St.

Check with location

North Vancouver City Library, 120 14th St. West

Visit the library website for hours

North Vancouver Recreation Centres

Hours vary by location

Parkgate Library, 3675 Banff Court

Check with location

Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court

Check with location

Ron Andrews Community Recreation Centre, 931 Lytton St.

Check with location

The Shipyards, 125 Victory Ship Way

Check with location

Waterfront Park, 200 West Esplanade

Check with location

Victoria Park West, 160 W. Keith Rd.

Check with location



Richmond

For up-to-date information on cooling centres in Richmond, please visit the City of Richmond website.

Location

Hours

Cambie Community Centre, 12800 Cambie Rd.

Available for drop-ins July 30 to July 31.

South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Rd.

Available for drop-ins July 30 to July 31.



Squamish

Location

Hours

Brennan Park Recreation Centre (Black Tusk Room), 1009 Centennial Way

Check with location

The 55 Activity Centre (Great Room), 1201 Village Green Way

Check with location



West Vancouver

Location

Hours

Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier St.

Visit website for library hours



Vancouver

For up-to-date information on cooling centres in Vancouver, please visit the City of Vancouver website.

Location

Hours

Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier St.

Daily, 9 am – 8 pm

Carnegie Community Centre, 401 Main St.

Daily, 9 am – 11 pm

Evelyne Saller Centre, 320 Alexander St.

Monday to Friday, 9 am – 11 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 10 pm

Gathering Place, 609 Helmcken St.

Daily, 9 am – midnight

Hillcrest Centre, 4575 Clancy Loranger Way

Daily, 9 am – 8 pm

Kerrisdale Community Centre, 5851 West Blvd.

Daily, 9 am – 8 pm

Killarney Community Centre, 6260 Killarney St.

Daily, 9 am – 8 pm

Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre, 990 W. 59th Ave.

Daily, 9 am – 8 pm

Mount Pleasant Community Centre, 1 Kingsway

Daily, 9 am – 8 pm

Ray-Cam Community Centre, 920 E Hastings St.

Daily, 9 am – 8 pm

Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews

Daily, 9 am – 8 pm

Vancouver Public Library branches

Hours vary by location





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