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Warming Centres

To help ensure the safety of all Burnaby citizens during winter months, Burnaby City Council passed a motion on November 26, 2018, to provide warming centres at various locations throughout the City.

What is a warming centre?

In Burnaby, warming centres will provides a safe, warm place in which people can take refuge in the evening and overnight during the winter months. Warming centres will be staffed by City employees and will have security personnel on site.

What do Burnaby’s warming centres provide?

  • basic shelter for the night
  • washroom facilities
  • mats
  • tables and chairs
  • hot beverages and snacks
  • space for people's belongings
  • pets welcome, as long as the pets are not causing a disturbance or deemed by staff to be putting people at risk of harm
  • accessibility (near transit)

Where are the Burnaby warming centres located?

Warming Centres are located in convenient locations near transit and other services.

5889 Curtis Street

Located in the Kensington Pitch and Putt Fieldhouse.

Opening Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018, until the end of March 2019
Hours: 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM daily

3883 Imperial Street (Kingsway & Boundary Road)

Located in Swangard Stadium's Hospitality Room / North Concourse.

Opening Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018, until the end of March 2019
Hours: 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM daily

5970 Beresford Street

Located in a City Operations Centre. 

Opening Date: Friday, December 14, 2018, until the end of March 2019
Hours: 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM daily

6749 Nelson Avenue

Located at South Central Youth Centre.

Opening Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018, until the end of March 2019
Hours: 11:00 PM to 8:00 AM daily

Frequently Asked Questions

If you require additional information about warming centres, please contact the City Hall Information Desk at 604-294-7944.

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