Cooling Options in Courtenay

July 29, 2021

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for East Vancouver Island, with daytime high temperatures expected near 30 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:

COOLING CENTRE: In partnership with the Comox Valley Transition Society for residents experiencing homelessness or who are inadequately sheltered, a Cooling Centre will be available at the Florence Filberg Centre (downstairs). Masks are recommended in indoor public settings for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated.

Florence Filberg Centre Cooling Centre hours:

  • Thursday July 29, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday July 30, 12 noon – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday July 31, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday August 1, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Rotary Water Park at Lewis Park: Water park hours extended Thursday July 29 through Sunday August 1, 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: