A woman fills up her water bottle with an outdoor drinking fountain.

Heat warning in effect: City of Vancouver reminds residents to stay safe during hot weather

July 25 2022 –

As Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Metro Vancouver, we are reminding residents to stay safe during hot weather through a wide range of services available in the community.


加拿大環境部已發出酷熱警告

避暑中心現正開放,歡迎所有人使用。查找您附近的避暑中心: vancouver.ca/hotweather

Nagpalabas ang Environment Canada ng babala sa init

Bukas na ang mga cooling center at puwedeng pumunta sinoman. Hanapin ang pinakamalapit mong cooling center vancouver.ca/hotweather

ਇਨਵਾਇਰਨਮੈਂਟ ਕੈਨੇਡਾ ਨੇ ਗਰਮੀ ਦੀ ਚੇਤਾਵਨੀ ਜਾਰੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੈ

ਕੂਲਿੰਗ ਸੈਂਟਰ ਖੁੱਲ੍ਹੇ ਹਨ ਅਤੇ ਕੋਈ ਵੀ ਆ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ। ਆਪਣਾ ਨਜ਼ਦੀਕੀ ਕੂਲਿੰਗ ਸੈਂਟਰ ਲੱਭੋ vancouver.ca/hotweather

Bộ Môi trường Canada đã đưa cảnh báo nhiệt

Các trung tâm làm mát mở cửa và chào đón tất cả mọi người. Tìm trung tâm làm mát gần chỗ quý vị nhất vancouver.ca/hotweather


Keep cool

Cooling centres in community centres and libraries are now activated. 

  • Everyone is welcome to cool down and rehydrate at one of these centres, and some will allow well-behaved pets.
  • You are also welcome to seek shade at any of our other community centres, at weather-protected plazas and under trees, umbrellas, and awnings at parks, beaches, and pools.

Indoor temperatures above 31 degrees can be dangerous for most people. Make a plan to stay cool. When possible, use an air conditioner to cool your home or individual rooms in your home. Take cool baths or showers, wear a wet shirt or apply damp towels to your skin, open windows at night and close windows, blinds, and curtains during the day.  If you can't stay cool at home, visit malls, neighbourhood spaces, or public cooling centres. 

Stay hydrated

It is important to stay hydrated when it is very hot. Drink plenty of water before you feel thirsty. 

  • There are over 200 permanent fountains across Vancouver, with additional temporary ones added across the city during the summer months. 
  • Use a misting station to wet your skin or the clothes you’re wearing. Misting stations are available 24/7 via a push button.
  • You can also visit beaches, swimming pools, spray parks, and wading pools to do the same. 

Look out for people vulnerable to heat

We all have a role to play by checking in on family members, neighbours, and friends. This includes:

  • Older adults, aged 60 and over 
  • People who live alone
  • People with pre-existing health conditions, including mental illness and substance use disorder
  • People who are marginally housed
  • People who experience barriers to mobility

During heat events, staff working outdoors in the community will look out for people suffering heat-related illnesses. We have bottled water available for distribution to targeted community groups through key partners and cooling centres.

Learn more and stay informed with the most up-to-date information including places to stay cool:

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