Extreme Heat Cooling Options in Courtenay

June 25, 2021

It’s going to be very hot this weekend and early next week with temperatures forecast for 35 degrees and above on some days. In this extreme heat, it’s essential to have ways to keep cool and here are some options in Courtenay:

-COOLING CENTRE: In partnership with the CV Transition Society at the Florence Filberg Centre (upstairs Conference Hall).  Open Saturday to Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. for those residents experiencing homelessness or who are inadequately sheltered. COVID Safety requirements in place including masks & physical distancing.

-WATER PARK: During the heat wave, the Water Park in Lewis Park will have extended hours and be open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m

-WADING POOL: The wading pool at Lewis Park is available to be pre-reserved for one hour timeslots by family (maximum eight family members) $5/family

-OUTDOOR POOL: The outdoor pool at Lewis Park is a great way to cool down. All activities at the pool need to be reserved in advance. For pool schedules visit courtenay.ca/pool

To reserve the wading pool or a swim at the outdoor pool visit courtenay.ca/reconline 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. For heat safety tips and resources visit Island Health's heat safety page: https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/environment/heat-safety