A snowy Vancouver cityscape

Maintaining by-law compliance during cold weather

Together with BC Housing, the province, and non-profit organizations, we have an additional 422 overnight winter shelter spaces this season.

During extreme cold weather, there is a heightened concern regarding the health and safety impacts for those sheltering outdoors or at encampments.

Our goal is to balance the needs of individuals seeking shelter outdoors and the public spaces that serve everyone who works, lives, and visits Vancouver.