Warming Centres

As we experience cold winter weather, vulnerable community members across central and northern Vancouver Island will have access to local warming centres to get snacks, warm drinks, winter gear, and connection to crucial social services. 

Find the full list of warming centres below, and please share this information with community members in need. 

To stay up to date with public weather alerts in your area, visit the Government of Canada's website. 

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Warming Centre Locations



380 Terminal Ave

7 days a week

5:45-7:45am / 3:30-9:30pm


CMHA Mid-Island

(Funded by United Way British Columbia through the Government of Canada's Reaching Home: Canada's Homelessness Strategy)

489 Wallace St

7 days a week



Nanaimo 7-10 Club

(funded by the City of Nanaimo)

Caledonia Park 


Days when weather is cold enough to present a substantial threat to the life or health of vulnerable persons. 

For emergency shelters, food supports, and other services in Nanaimo, see below or visit

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Campbell River 

Extreme Weather Shelter 

City of Campbell River, Strathcona Regional District, and Campbell River Coalition to End Homelessness

Campbell River Community Centre, 401 11 Ave

7 days a week until December 30th. 

8:00pm - 8:00am


Warming Centre

Laichwiltach Family Life Society

Kwesa Place, 1342 Shoppers Row

Monday - Friday, 10am-4pm (open some evenings)

Drop in showers, laundry, clothing, and refreshments available



Connect Warming Centre by Comox Valley Transition Society

685 Cliffe Avenue

Monday to Saturday




CWAV Warming Centre for Women (hosted at the CWAV Women's Shelter)

222 Cowichan Way, Blg. 602 (the old VIU across from Superstore)


Capacity of 8, first come first serve, dry clothes/hot drinks/food available



Port Alberni

Grassroots Homeless Coalition: 2 warming tents 

Tidebrook Park on Gertrude Street

Port Alberni Friendship Centre on Fourth Avenue

Both tents run 7pm-8am