Burnaby opening 4 cooling locations during expected extreme heat

Last updated: August 24, 2021

UPDATE: August 15, 2021

The City's 4 cooling locations will remain open until the end of today, August 15 and will close tomorrow as temperatures have begun to cool.

The City of Burnaby is opening 4 cooling locations for vulnerable people, people who are unhoused and anyone seeking refuge from the extreme heat expected in Metro Vancouver over the next few days.

Starting Wednesday, August 11 until extreme heat has ended, these cooling locations will operate from 11am to 7pm daily in the common areas (ie. lobbies) at the following locations. Hours have been extended to 11am to 9pm until the extreme heat has ended

North Burnaby

  • Cameron Community Centre (9523 Cameron Street)
  • Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool (240 Willingdon)

South Burnaby

  • Bonsor Recreation Complex (6550 Bonsor Avenue)
  • Edmonds Community Centre (7433 Edmonds Street)

These cooling locations are intended to provide temporary relief and include seating along with access to water, washroom facilities, $1 showers, wifi and electrical outlets. Masks are recommended, but not required. City staff will be onsite and will be able to provide information on addition resources that may be available to assist people dealing with the heat.

Pop Up Cooling Station: 

NOTE: the pop-up cooling station in the southeast corner of Civic Square is now closed as temperatures have begun to cool.

In addition to the City’s 4 cooling locations, the Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby will be operating a Cooling Station in the southeast corner of Civic Square (Central Boulevard at MacKay Avenue).

We encourage you to regularly check on their neighbours, friends and family members in case they need help during the extreme heat.

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