Heat Advisory and Cooling Centre Information
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Metro Vancouver, including New Westminster, from Thursday to Sunday. Daytime highs are projected to range from 29 to 35 degrees celsius combined with overnight lows of 16 to 19 degrees celsius. Please take precautions in the heat, drink plenty of water, and check on seniors and vulnerable people who are most at risk.
Open starting at 12:00 pm, August 11, 2021 until 7:00 am, August 15, 2021.
Hours may be extended if required.
Please note that all community centres are still open during regular centre hours for programming.
620 Eighth Street
Hours of operation are 24/7
Pets welcome* Pets and their owners will be in a separate area.
Queensborough Community Centre
920 Ewen Avenue
12:00 noon to 9:00 pm
777 Columbia Street
12:00 noon - 9:00 pm
New Westminster Public Library
716 Sixth Avenue
Extended hours 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cooling Centres include water and chairs in an air conditioned space as a refuge from the heat. Cooling Centres will be staffed by the City of New Westminster. Please bring any required medications and essential supplies.
Individuals who require assistance getting to and from a cooling centre may contact Royal City Taxi at 604-521-6666 for free transportation within New Westminster.
*Pet owners should bring necessary supplies such as food, poop bags, etc. Pet owners are encouraged to bring travel crates to house their pets.
For more information on staying cool, including pool and spray park hours and safety tips, visit newwestcity.ca/cooldown.