Cooling Options in Courtenay

August 11, 2021

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for East Vancouver Island, with daytime high temperatures ranging from 29 to 35 degrees combined with overnight lows in the mid to upper teens. Here are a few options to cool down in Courtenay over the next few days:


In partnership with the Comox Valley Transition Society for residents experiencing homelessness or who are inadequately sheltered, a Cooling Centre will be available:

Florence Filberg Centre (downstairs)
Wednesday to Friday, August 11 to 13: 1:30 to 6 p.m.
New: Saturday, August 14: 12 noon to 6 p.m.

Masks are recommended in indoor public settings for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated.


Rotary Water Park at Lewis Park: Water park hours extended Wednesday August 11 through Sunday August 15, open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

Outdoor Pool and Wading Pool: The outdoor pool and wading pool at Lewis Park are great ways to cool down. For schedule information visit

For more information on Courtenay Recreation programs and facilities visit or call our friendly staff at 250-338-5371 or 250-338-1000.

Plan ahead, seek shade, drink lots of water and stay safe in the heat.

Learn more about heat safety from Island Health: