Due to extreme cold temperatures forecast across the region for the week, effective Friday January 12, 2024 Coquitlam will open daytime warming centres for those seeking relief from the cold. The City is providing the following public drop-in daytime warming centres for anyone, in particular vulnerable residents:
City Centre Aquatic Complex (1210 Pinetree Way)
Parking fees are waived during warming centre activation.
Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.)
Free parking available.
Both of the above facilities are accessible via public transit, and are open to everyone. Staff will provide water, washroom access and seating to visitors. In the event you are unable to provide care for your pet and require support, please call the Animal Shelter at 604-927-7378.
More information is available at this link.
Anyone looking for a spot to step out of the cold is also welcome to warm up in the main public areas of any Coquitlam recreation facility during their regular operating hours. For a complete listing of City recreation facilities, visit coquitlam.ca/RecCentres.
For the most up to date public safety information, including a full list of warming centers available in the region please visit the Emergency Map at emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca.
Before a winter storm arrives, plan ahead, so you can comfortably and safely carry on during the winter season.
Colder temperatures demand a lot of your vehicle so it’s important to prepare for the winter season. Visit a qualified technician to ensure your vehicle is ready for winter with proper maintenance, winter tires chains and a small, portable Grab-and-Go Kit (PDF) to help you in the case of an emergency.
The most common occurrence during a rain/wind storm is often extended periods of power outage mainly due to trees and other debris impacting power lines. Visit our Power Outages Preparedness Information page to learn more about how you can prepare.
There are also a number of precautions you can take which will help to comfortably get through the winter season safely:
Please check out the information on our Winter Wise Program webpage to help you learn about the City’s operations during winter storm events and other winter preparedness tips as well as your responsibilities and how to be prepared for any emergency.