Stay cool, stay hydrated, stay safe on those hot summer days

Aug 11, 2022

We hope you are staying safe and cool out there with this heat. It’s been difficult for many people. If you’re struggling please seek out the cooling centers in town. The City of Courtenay has some great resources to beat the heat! 

Bob Wells

Mayor, City of Courtenay

Cooling Options in Courtenay During Heat Wave

Updated July 29, 2022:

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for East Vancouver Island, including the Comox Valley, with daytime temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius for several days and overnight lows of 18-19 degrees.

During the heat warning, here are a few options to cool down in the City of Courtenay:


The Florence Filberg Centre Conference Hall (upstairs) will be available as a drop-in cooling centre. Here are the updated cooling centre hours for the B.C. Day long weekend: 

  • Saturday July 30: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday July 31: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday August 1: CLOSED



Rotary Water Park at Lewis Park: During the heat warning, hours at the water park will be extended from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

Outdoor Pool and Wading Pool: The outdoor pool and wading pool at Lewis Park are great ways to cool down. For schedule information visit

For more information on Courtenay Recreation programs and facilities visit or call our friendly staff at 250-338-5371 or 250-338-1000.

Plan ahead, seek shade, drink lots of water and stay safe in the heat.

More resources on heat safety:

Island Health

Comox Valley Regional District


Prepared BC