You can’t catch a break at night, tossing and turning from over-heating. You can’t catch a break during the day, it’s too smoky to leave your house. But now you can beat the heat and skip the smoke because the City of Vancouver has opened up its cooling centres for anyone who needs some cold, somewhat fresh, air.
The air quality advisory is still in effect while wildfires are being contained but Vancouver’s Community Centres and libraries are now open for those who need to catch their breathe from all the smoke.
Here is a list of places to go if your lungs need a break:
Where: 1661 Napier Street
Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 320 Alexander Street
Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 401 Main Street
Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 609 Helmcken Street
Hours: Daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 5851 W Boulevard
Hours: Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 1 Kingsway, Vancouver
Hours: Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 4575 Clancy Loranger Way
Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: 920 E Hastings Street
Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Where: 181 Roundhouse Mews
Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 870 Denman Street
Hours: Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Air conditioned Libraries include:
• Central Branch
• Champlain Heights Branch
• Collingwood Branch
• Dunbar Branch
• Firehall Branch
• Fraserview Branch
• Mount Pleasant Branch
• Renfrew Branch
• South Hill Branch
• West Point Grey Branch
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