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Warming Centres

The City of Burnaby’s warming centres operate every night from November 15, 2019 to March 31, 2020. The program provides overnight shelter for vulnerable people during the winter months, when temperatures drop and circumstances may become dangerous for those without stable housing.

Equipped with sleeping mats, tables, chairs, hot beverages and snacks, as well as a place for pets overnight, the warming centres provide much-needed support for Burnaby’s most vulnerable citizens.

Three centres operate from 8:00 PM until 8:00 AM., every night (November 15, 2019 to March 31, 2020):

Beresford Warming Centre

5970 Beresford Street
Located in a City Operations Centre

Swangard Stadium

Kingsway and Boundary Road
Located in Swangard Stadium's Hospitality Room / North Concourse

Kensington Warming Centre

5889 Curtis Street
Located in the Kensington Pitch and Putt Fieldhouse

Each location is staffed with knowledgeable support workers who connect patrons to agencies that can help them access housing and other services.

In addition to providing important connections within the community, warming centre staff work hard to ensure the spaces are welcoming and safe for all patrons.

Last year, Burnaby’s warming centres program provided shelter for more than 2,500 visitors in a single season of operation. These centres are part of a larger initiative from the City of Burnaby to provide better access to housing and shelter for people from all walks of life.

For more information about warming centres, call the City Hall Information Desk at 604-294-7944.

Frequently Asked Questions

Extreme Weather Response Shelter

Lookout Housing and Health Society operates an Extreme Weather Response Shelter in Burnaby that opens during local extreme weather alerts.

Main location: Westminster Bible Chapel, 7540 6th Street
Backup location: Burnaby Alliance Church, 8611 Armstrong Avenue