Extreme weather in the District
Because we're situated between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, we get a lot of severe weather, including heavy rain and strong winds. Our sloping terrain, and many creeks, ravines, and greenbelts, amplify many of the impacts of severe weather.
Preparing for and managing extreme weather
Snow and ice
When snow falls or icy conditions are forecast, our crews work hard to make sure residents can safely get to where they need to go, whether they're driving, walking, riding, or taking transit.
Winter storms can produce high winds, heavy snowfall, freezing rain and subzero temperatures that can cause power outages, blocked roads and icy conditions.
Because we're situated between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, we get a lot of severe weather, including heavy rain and strong winds.
When Environment Canada issues a heat warning for this region, you are advised to stay cool and hydrated.
Adapting to a changing climate
We're making our community more adaptive and resilient to the impacts of climate change, guided by our Climate Change Adaptation Plan and OCP Action Plan. Climate adaptation is one of six key areas we're focussing on as we work toward our climate and environmenal health goals.