Vancouver’s natural beauty is worth protecting. Our children not only need places to play, but also places to enjoy and explore nature. We all need places of tranquil refuge from our busy lives. The animals and birds that help make our city lives enjoyable need places to nest and raise their young.
People and nature in balance is my vision for our parks and recreation system.
22 December 2017
City opens an additional warming centre in Kitsilano
City of Vancouver
December 22, 2017
response to continued cold weather and as part of the City of
Vancouver’s Warming Centre
Program, an additional warming centre will open tonight in Kitsilano.
Warming centres are activated as a life-saving response for people
living on the street during the city’s coldest months.
Warming centres are currently open at the following locations:
Community Centre - 2690 Larch St (Hours: 11 pm to 7 am)
Community Centre – 1739 Venables Street (Hours: 9pm to 8:30am)
Community Centre – 401 Main Street (Hours: 11:15pm to 7am)
End Community Centre – 870 Denman Street (Hours: 11pm to 7am)
centres are activated when the temperature reaches -5°C or below (or
-5°C or below). All warming centres welcome men, women, pets, bikes, and
carts. Hot beverages and snacks are available and no reservation is
addition to warming centres, the City, in partnership with BC Housing,
double the number of temporary shelter beds in the city this year as a
response to winter weather. On November 1, the first of 301 temporary
shelters beds were activated. The final two temporary shelters were
opened as of December 15; all other shelters are
operating at full capacity. Find a full list of temporary shelters here.
Those looking for shelter space can call 2-1-1 to check availability.
Community centres and other public buildings are also available during their open hours as spaces to warm up.