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Heat wave in Montréal

Visit the maps of section of the civil safety portal to locate air conditioned public places and aquatic facilities near you.

Safety tips

Watch this video (in French) to learn about recommendations made by the city's civil safety centre for safety during extreme heat.

Swimming pools, wading pools and play fountains

During heat waves, opening hours are extended at most aquatic facilities. See the chart (in French) below for more details.

Effects on health

During periods of high heat and humidity, we recommend that you take the following measures issued by public health authorities:

  • Drink lots of water
  • Go to cool or air-conditioned places for a few hours (shopping centres, libraries, cinemas, Space for Life facilities, etc.)
  • Limit your physical activities
  • Ensure the well-being of your loved ones

Seniors, people with mental health conditions as well as people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes or cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and neurological conditions must be especially vigilant, as well as children under the age of 4. The public can call 311 to report symptoms. Do not hesitate to call 911 in the event of an emergency. For more information about effects on health, visit the health and social services agency Web site.

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