Those living in streets, parks, and parking garages—and their pets—will have an opportunity to escape bitterly cold night-time temperatures expected in the first half of this week.
That's because the City of Vancouver will open three warming centres from this evening (February 3) to Wednesday (February 6).
They will be at the following locations:
- West End Community Centre (870 Denman Street, 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.)
- Powell Street Getaway (528 Powell Street, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.)
- Britannia Community Centre (1739 Venables Street, (9 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.)
The city has also announced that the Vancouver Public Library (350 West Georgia Street) will be used as a warming centre on Sunday and Wednesday from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
This comes as Environment Canada has forecast flurries in Vancouver today.
Meanwhile, the Overdose Prevention Society (58 East Hastings Street) will remain open from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. on the nights from Sunday until Wednesday.
As has been the case in recent years, there are no warming centres on the West Side of Vancouver south of the Cambie, Granville, or Burrard bridges.