Continued high temperatures put many vulnerable populations at risk of heat-related illnesses, including the elderly, infants and young children, pregnant women, people with chronic illness and people experiencing homelessness. Residents are encouraged to check on neighbours and loved ones who may be unable to leave their homes or whose judgement may be impaired.
Temporary Cooling Centre Information
Town of Qualicum Beach - Temporary Cooling Centre
Location: Civic Centre Lions Room, 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach
Date: Tuesday, July 26 to Friday, July 29
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
Oceanside Place Arena
830 West Island Highway
Hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.
Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
If the Environment Canada heat warning is extended to Sunday, Aug. 1, the facility will again be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For those who need relief from the heat, there are several locations in the RDN with cooling spaces that are regularly open to the public including libraries, shopping centres and recreational facilities. More information is available here
Social Media Posts on Ways to Stay Cool
- Information about the BC Heat Alert and Response System
- Regional District of Nanaimo
- Extreme heat and children
- PreparedBC's Heat Preparedness Guide
- Environment and Climate Change Canada's weather alerts
- Information about emergency alerts in B.C.
- Heat exhaustion in children signs to watch for
- Our pets are vulnerable too - more information on keeping pets safe