In response to extreme cold, Warming Centres may be opened for the public at the discretion of local governments and First Nations in affected areas. Communities that have opened Warming Centres in response to this event, as of November 10th, 2022, include:
Connect with your local government or First Nation for more information about extreme cold resources and supports available in your community.
Temporary Winter Shelters and Extreme Weather Response Shelters are also operated by BC Housing and their partners for anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness:
Extreme cold safety and preparedness
- PreparedBC – Severe Weather Checklist
- RoadSafetyBC – Preparing Your Vehicle
- HealthlinkBC – Cold Exposure & Risk of Injury
- Environment Canada – Cold Weather Safety Tips
- Health Canada – Health Risks of Extreme Cold
Contact a healthcare provider, or call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1, if you are experiencing mild, cold-related illness. Call 9-1-1 in case of medical emergency.