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Extreme Heat

Urgent Need for Items – Anyone wishing to donate items for those in need during these extreme temperatures can drop them off at City Hall Reception.  

Items needed are: 

  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottles
  • Hats
  • Flip flops

Recreation Cooling Centres:

Individuals who need to cool off indoors can visit the Recreation Centres for access to water, air conditioning and lobby seating.  

Matsqui Recreation Centre
3106 Clearbrook Road V2T 4B9
Monday-Saturday 6:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
MRC Schedule

Abbotsford Recreation Centre
2499 McMillan Road
Monday-Sunday 5:30 a.m.- 12:00 midnight 
ARC Schedule

H20 to Go

Service providers will be at Essendene Avenue and West Railway with water for those in need daily from 1pm to 4pm until the heat wave warning has ended.  

Parks with Drinking Water

These park locations have drinking water available at drinking fountains and/or public restrooms.

  • Bateman Park
  • Delair Park
  • Elwood Park
  • Gardner Park
  • Grant Park
  • Hazelwood Cemetery
  • Hougen Park
  • Matsqui Village Park
  • MacDonald Park
  • McMillian Park
  • Mill Lake Park, Bevan
  • Mill Lake Park, Fisherman
  • Mill Lake Park, Main
  • Mill Lake Park, water at shelters 1&3
  • Mill Lake Park, Splash Park
  • Ridgeview Park
  • Townline Hill Ball Diamonds
  • Upper Sumas School (weekend only)

Warm Weather Resources

View the alerts and special weather statements issued by the Government of Canada, Province of BC health alerts and Fraser Health Summer Health News & Air Quality recommendations for staying healthy during hot weather.

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Top 6 Tips for Staying Cool!

Hot weather can be a safety concern. Make sure you’re prepared and play it smart and safe when the temperatures soar. More information is available on the the Fraser Health website. 

  1. Drink plenty of cool water! Drink before you become thirsty especially if you are sweating!
  2. Wear a hat! Use sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher and apply every hour or after you get wet.
  3. Leave your pet at home! Don’t leave your pet locked inside your vehicle, provide them with lots of shade and fresh water. Take care when walking them on hot cement.
  4. Elderly people should take extra care. Check on your neighbours and friends.
  5. Stay indoors where it’s cool (malls, recreation centres, libraries). Schedule activities for early morning or late evening when it’s cooler.
  6. Avoid strenuous activity during the hottest parts of the day, find some shade or cool places to play.

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