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No school in the Tri-Cities today: Here's where to take the kids to beat the heat

Libraries in Coquitlam and a Port Coquitlam business are among the places offering respite for children off school today because of the heat and adults working at home without air conditioning; Port Moody is welcoming seniors and youth for drop-in activities
Spray Park City of Coquitlam
Local spray parks (listed here) are among the places to cool off today during the extreme heat.

No school today?

Due to extremely high temperatures and concerns about children managing with masks, School District 43 has shut down all schools today, Monday, June 28.

Sunday's temperatures in the Tri-Cities were 37C in most areas yesterday, but could climb even higher today due to an unprecedented June heatwave.

Read the Environment Canada heat warning for the Coquitlam area here.

Here’s how to beat the heat:


Coquitlam Public Library is welcoming members of the public who are seeking cool, quiet relief from the heat. 

Extra seating will be provided indoors and fountains wll be turned on outdoors. Visit the City Centre branch at 1169 Pinetree Way or the Poirier branch at 575 Porier St. For hours of operation, visit

Patina Brewing in Port Coquitlam, located at 2332 Marpole Ave., is offering a place for people to come in, cool off, and work. "Monday 9-430 for Work from home. Bring your own lunch and coffee! We are not open for service just AC," the restaurant and brewing business states on Facebook. ⠀

Also, there is always shopping. Coquitlam Centre mall is open from 10 to 6 p.m. today. 



Pre-registration is required for all pools.

In Coquitlam, Eagle Ridge and Spani outdoor pools are currently open through pre-registration. For more information, visit

In Port Moody, outdoor pools are open at Rocky Point Park and Westhill Park. For more information, visit here.  

In Port Coquitlam, Robert Hope and Centennial outdoor pools are open, for more information, visit here

Also, many PoCo parks have water stations to help visitors stay cool.

They are located at: Leigh Square; Gates Park; Lions Park; McLean Park; Castle Park; Sun Valley; Robert Hope.


Residents may also visit one of Coquitlam’s nine spray parks:

• Blue Mountain Spray Park, 975 King Albert Ave.

• Burns Park Spray Park, 802 Edgar St.

• Cottonwood Spray Park, 672 Aspen St.

• Galloway Spray Park, 3404 Galloway Ave.

• Mackin Spray Park, 1046 Brunette Ave.

• Norm Staff Spray Park, 3320 David Ave.

• Panorama Spray Park, 1455 Johnson St.

• Rochester Spray Park, 1390 Rochester Ave.

• Town Centre Spray Park, 1299 Pinetree Way

There are also many parks throughout the community with shaded areas and urban forest shade. To find park locations near you, visit


In Port Coquitlam:

Local parks have water stations and many have spray parks, they include:

• Castle Park spray park is open, 2252 Castle Cresc.

• Lions Park spray park is open. 2300 Lions Way

• Routley wading pool is open 1570n Routley Dr.

• Sun Valley Wading pool and spray park are open, 3700 Hamilton St.

In Port Moody: 

The spray parks are open every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., they include:

• Ailsa Park (500 Blk Ailsa Ave.)

• Easthill Park (1385 Union St.)

• Rocky Point Park ( 2800 Blk Murray St.

In Port Moody, visit here for suggestions on where to go to stay cool, including learning more about drop-in activities for seniors and youth.