Staying Cool In the Heat

Oceanside Health and Wellness Network LogoContinued 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

Additional Resources