Information about cooling centres in your community.

Cooling centres are air-conditioned public spaces set up by local governments to temporarily support people during a heat wave. Cooling centres can help prevent heat-related illness in people who don’t have access to air conditioned spaces by providing them with a cool environment, water and medical attention, if needed.

Many communities will have cooling centres in malls, recreation centres or libraries equipped with air conditioning where you can cool down. Connect with your local government to see where cooling centres would be in your community.

The community response locations - extreme temperature portal, new for 2023, has been created for Indigenous communities and local governments to help share cooling centre, water fountain and spray park locations with the public during extreme temperatures. Please find the map here.

*Please note that locations are provided by local governments and Indigenous communities, should they decide to opt-in. They are not monitored by the Government of B.C. or any health authority.

Information by local government