High temperatures expected for Wednesday and Thursday. Learn about cooling spaces.

Aug 16, 2022

A stretch of hot weather is expected in West Vancouver from Wednesday, August 17 until Friday, August 19.

Daytime temperatures will reach 29 to 35 C inland and close to 25 C near the water.

Avoid heat-related illnesses by finding ways to stay cool and taking steps to protect yourself, your family, and pets.

If you are looking for a place to keep cool, seek spaces such as the library and community centres. People are welcome to use these spaces to cool down during regular hours.

The following District spaces can offer relief from the heat. Click the links below to view facility hours.

West Vancouver Memorial Library

West Vancouver Community Centre 

Seniors’ Activity Centre

Gleneagles Community Centre

Pets in carriers are permitted at the above facilities.

What to do

  • Drink plenty of cool, non-alcoholic fluids, especially water. 
  • Rest.
  • Spend time in cool places like shaded areas or air-conditioned spaces like a local mall or public library.
  • Block out the sun by opening awnings, and close curtains or blinds during the day.
  • Take a cool bath or shower periodically.
  • Check on vulnerable family members and neighbours to make sure they are cool and hydrated.

When you go outdoors

  • Never leave people or pets in a parked vehicle or direct sunlight.
  • Avoid sun exposure; find shade when possible.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-coloured clothing.
  • Reduce or reschedule strenuous activities to the coolest time of day.
  • Plan outdoor activities during cooler parts of the day, or try to find a cooler outdoor location.
  • Visit a spray park or book a swim time at the Aquatic Centre.

Stay Safe

Heat stroke is a medical emergency. If symptoms are not mild, last longer than one hour, change, worsen or cause concern, contact a health care provider.

Call 911 if someone in your care has a high body temperature and is either unconscious or has stopped sweating.

To ask about heat-related illness, call HealthLinkBC at 811.

Information and resources

Environment Canada Heat Warning details

North Shore Emergency Management Extreme Heat tips

West Vancouver Memorial Library

West Vancouver Aquatic Centre

City of North Vancouver Extreme Heat information

District of North Vancouver Extreme Heat information


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