Extreme cold

Winter storms can produce high winds, heavy snowfall, freezing rain, and subzero temperatures that can cause power outages, blocked roads, and icy conditions.

To stay safe, remember to plan ahead for winter conditions, including creating a family emergency plan and supply kit. Also, use caution when driving, riding and walking, and be aware of the increased risk of frostbite and hypothermia when outdoors. 

During extreme weather conditions, check in with friends, family members, and neighbours who are most vulnerable.

An Extreme Weather Alert is in place due to cold temperatures. Please see a list of daytime and overnight warming places below on this page.

Daytime community warming spaces 

If you need a place to warm up, try visiting a North Vancouver District Public Library branch or a Community Recreation Centre.


  • Lynn Valley Library (1277 Lynn Valley Rd)
  • Capilano Library (3045 Highland Blvd)
  • Parkgate Library (3675 Banff Crt)
  • Express Library at Lions Gate (1733 Lions Gate Ln)

Visit the NVDPL website for library hours and location map

Community Recreation Centres

  • Ron Andrews (931 Lytton St)
  • Parkgate (3625 Banff Ct)
  • Karen Magnussen (2300 Kirkstone Rd)
  • Delbrook (851 West Queens Rd)
  • Lions Gate (1733 Lions Gate Ln)

Visit the NVRC website for rec centre hours and location map

Overnight warming centre 

An Extreme Weather Alert is in place due to cold temperatures. Overnight shelter is available at:

  • North Shore Shelter (705 2nd Street West, 604-982-9126)
    •  Open: Jan 16-18, 9pm-7am

    Winter preparation and safety resources             

    Need to report a problem? Call 604-990-2311 (weekdays 8am to 4:30pm) or 604-990-3666 (weekends, holidays and after hours). Report a problem directly to the responsible department.

    Weather and road condition resources

    Snow and ice removal

    We monitor weather and road conditions throughout the winter months. When snow falls or icy conditions are forecast, crews are dispatched to respond.

    Learn how we decide which roads to clear and in what order when it snows.

    For immediate assistance

    If you require emergency services, please call 9-1-1 for police, fire and ambulance assistance.

    Garbage and organics collection during severe winter weather

    Our crews make every effort to collect garbage and organics as scheduled when it snows, or roads are extremely icy.

    However, service may be halted if road conditions pose a safety risk to collection staff, other road users and personal property.

    Weather-related service disruption

    If bad weather conditions prevent us from collecting your bins as scheduled, please remove your carts from the curb and set them out again on the next scheduled pick-up day.

    Get the app

    Keep up to date on your pickup day and any weather-related collection notices with the DNVCollect app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

    Recycling collection

    Recycle BC manages recycling collection services in the District. For information about collection disruptions in your area and to receive service alerts, download the Recycle BC app or check its website.

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