We don’t need to tell you it’s hot in Vancouver this week, but we can tell you where in the city you can cool down.
Environment Canada issued another heat warning for Vancouver and the Lower Mainland Thursday with temperatures expected to hit the high 20s to low 30s today and Friday before cooler and wetter weather sets in on the weekend.
Looking for ways to beat the heat?
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services will be setting up instant spray parks at three different locations in the city Thursday, Aug. 9 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. to help kids of all ages cool off.
Ladder trucks will be set up in Yaletown at Coopers Park (1020 Marinaside Cres.), in South Vancouver at Walter Moberly School (59th Avenue and Ross Street) and at Kerrisdale Park (5600-block Maple St.).
Looking for a way to beat the heat? This evening from 6:30pm-8pm we’ll be using Ladder trucks to set up instant water parks for kids... and “kids”! 😎— Vancouver Fire (@VanFireRescue) August 9, 2018
Ladder 8: Coopers Park 1020 Marinaside. Ladder 17: Moberly School 59th/Ross. Ladder 18: Kerrisdale Park 5600blk Maple #vfrs pic.twitter.com/MWhn0LgmoI
The hours of operation at the city’s 14 spray parks have been extended from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. while the hot weather continues and misting stations have been set up at Andy Livingston, Emery Barnes, Oppenheimer and Thornton parks. Check out our map for locations.
As well, most of the libraries and community centres in the city are air conditioned and residents looking for a break from the heat are welcome to stop by to cool off.
Did you know that all of @VPL's libraries and most City and @ParkBoard community centres operate as cooling centres during hot weather such as this?— City of Vancouver (@CityofVancouver) August 8, 2018
Anyone who needs a break from the heat is very welcome to visit one and cool down #beattheheat pic.twitter.com/cnqXngnllh
It's not just humans that you need to look out for in the heat, keep an eye on your pets too!— City of Vancouver (@CityofVancouver) August 9, 2018
All humans and four-legged friends are welcome @ParkBoard's spray parks and misting stations https://t.co/CEckGMwjvu pic.twitter.com/j4UtJmds7I