The City of Chilliwack will temporarily open several locations as cooling centres in response to the heat warning issued by Environment Canada for residents to find relief from the forecasted high temperatures. Sardis Sports Complex and Evergreen Hall will open on Wednesday, July 28 at noon. The following locations will be open starting Thursday, July 29 from 12 pm – 6 pm daily until the heat warning is lifted:
- Evergreen Hall - 9291 Corbould Street (Slesse and Minto Rooms)
- Sardis Sports Complex - 5725 Tyson Road (Sheet #3)
- Chilliwack Coliseum - 45323 Hodgins Ave (entrance off of Hodgins Avenue)
- Tourism Chilliwack - 44150 Luckakuck Way (Picnic Area*), open weekdays, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (hours subject to change)
*This area is outdoors and pet friendly, water will be available for pets
Please note, the City of Chilliwack is unable to provide transportation to the cooling centres.
Pets in kennels or carriers are welcome at all locations.
Higher temperatures mean greater risk of heat-related illnesses. Drink plenty of water, even before you feel thirsty, and seek out cool places. Call, text, or check in on those who may be more vulnerable to the heat, and never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.