Extreme cold: Plan ahead to stay safe

Snow and subzero temperatures are in the forecast this week.

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.

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 - Extreme Weather Response (705 2nd Street West, 604-982-9126)
    •  Open: Feb. 3-5, 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.