Comox Valley Warming Spaces

Updated 4:20 PM February 22, 2022

  • Warming centres: 
    • Denman Island -  Community Hall, 1196 Northwest Road.   Hours may vary.
    • Hornby Island - Joe King Ball Park, 385 Central Rd.  Hours may vary.

Warming Centres vs. Emergency Shelters

Warming CentersEmergency Shelters
 Temporary low-barrier drop-in spaces activated as a life-safety measure during periods of extreme cold (based on ASA temperature thresholds of -4* or lower and/or during active winter warnings). Services are delivered by local service providers, to offer a safe, warm, dry place of refuge with access to washroom facilities, a seating area, snacks and refreshments.  (No sleeping areas or registration requirements). Funding is authorized by Emergency Management & Climate Readiness (EMCR) [formerly EMBC] regional warming centre operations in the Comox Valley are coordinated by CVEP staff, in partnership with regional emergency program liaisonsProvide basic services such as a place to sleep, eat and wash. Some shelters may offer additional services. Activation and deactivation protocols for temporary emergency shelters is based on a BC Housing pre approved temperature threshold list of BC Housing funded emergency shelters can be found here: Shelter services are operated and delivered by local service providers under contract with BC Housing and/or through other funding sources.