Here’s where, and how, to keep cool in Vancouver

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services setting up three pop-up spray parks Thursday

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.

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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.).

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.

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