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Cooling and Warming Centres

On days when an extreme heat warning is issued, you are reminded to:

  • Drink lots of water
  • Stay out of the sun
  • Limit outdoor activity to morning and evening hours
    • Wear loose, lightweight, light-coloured clothing and sunscreen
    • Pace yourself
  • Stay in air-conditioned places
  • Take cool showers or baths to cool down
  • Never leave children or pets in cars

Seniors and young children are particularly at risk during heat and smog-related weather conditions. Residents are encouraged to call or visit family, friends and neighbours to make sure they are okay, especially isolated adults and seniors, who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness.

Residents with small children are reminded that the Kelso Beach Splash Pad is open.

The Harrison Park Pool is open for free, sponsored swims during the following times: 

  • Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
  • Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
  • Sundays, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Residents requiring assistance, emergency shelter or amenities are also reminded to call 211. 211 is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. An online 211 resource is also available.

Remember your reusable water bottle while on the go. Municipal tap water is clean and safe to drink, a great value for your money, convenient to drink and an environmentally friendly and healthy choice.

Water Refill Stations are available in some City facilities during regular business hours:
Service animals and emotional support animals are always welcome at the Cooling Centre locations.

Warming or Cooling Centre Locations

808 2nd Avenue East
519-376-1440
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

824 1st Avenue West

519-376-6623
Monday 1 p.m. - 8p.m.
Tuesday to Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

1900 3rd Avenue East

519-376-3594
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday – Friday: 5:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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