Homeless shelter locations throughout Metro Vancouver

View the shelter directory External website

One of the ways to help people living on the street is to move them into shelter.

Shelters not only provide essential services – such as beds and meals – they can also connect people who are homeless to housing and support services. This is often the first step of moving people into more permanent housing.

There are various types of shelters in Vancouver – from permanent, purpose-built shelters, to temporary shelters. Council works with both local non-profit agencies and the Province of BC to provide temporary beds, meals, and shelter to the city's homeless population.

Working to shelter our homeless population

Winter Response Strategy and temporary shelters

The City is working with the Province to provide cold-weather shelter, and connect homeless people to community resources.

Find the help you need


BC211's "Redbook" is a complete online directory of programs and services in Vancouver for homeless and under-housed residents.