Extreme Heat Preparedness

The Emergency Management Office (EMO) monitors weather conditions and activates extreme heat protocols if temperatures are expected to reach at least 33°C during the day and 17°C at night for two consecutive days. 

The EMO is currently focused on planning and outreach to our vulnerable populations, residents, property management companies, non-profits and faith-based organizations. Vulnerable individuals are encouraged to create a social communication network. This ensures that in the event of an emergency, they have friends, family and neighbours who can provide support. Through planning and preparation, we can be more resilient as these events continue to occur. 

Stay Cool

Several City of New Westminster facilities have air conditioning and welcome you to visit if you need a place to cool down. These locations include:

Century House - 620 Eighth Street | 604-519-1066
Extended hours Monday, Aug. 14 to Thursday, Aug. 17: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm

Queensborough Community Centre - 920 Ewen Avenue | 604-525-7388

New Westminster Public Library - 716 Sixth Avenue | 604-527-4660

Anvil Centre - 777 Columbia Street | 604-515-3830
No pets allowed at this location.

Print this cooling venue poster to put up in your building.

You can also stay cool by visiting a spray park, outdoor pool, or attend a drop-in activity. Visit newwestcity.ca/staycool for ideas. 


City of New Westminster Information & Resources for Extreme Heat

Health - Heat Related Information & Resources

Air Conditioner Programs

Other Heat Related Information