Free Cooling Centres Near You in Hamilton and Halton

We are in the midst of another heat alert and temperatures are expected to be over 30 degrees celsius before humidex. Be safe, lessen your planned activities, and seek air conditioning at one of the local cooling centres near you. 

COOLING CENTRES IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO

The City of Hamilton and participating community agencies are responding to the heat by offering “cool places” to go during all stages of a heat event. These locations can be identified by a “Cool Down Here” sign at the entrance. Please note, Cooling places are not operational on holidays: May 24, July 1, August 2 and September 6.

HAMILTON BEACHES

  • Bayfront Park Beach, 200 Harbour Front Drive, Hamilton
  • Beach Boulevard, Beach Boulevard, Hamilton
  • Binbrook Conservation Area Beach, 5050 Harrison Road, Binbrook
  • Christie Conservation Area Beach, 1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas
  • Confederation Beach Park, 680 Van Wagner’s Beach Road, Hamilton
  • Pier 4 Park Beach, Bay Street North at Leander Drive, Hamilton
  • Valens Conservation Area Beach, 1691 Regional Road 97, RR 6, Flamborough
  • Van Wagner’s Beach, 180 Van Wagner’s Beach Road, Hamilton

POOLS, SPLASH PADS AND WADING POOLS

*All wading pools, except for Dundas Driving Park, are closed during an Extended Heat Warning. Please visit an indoor/outdoor pool or spray pad.

HAMILTON RECREATION CENTRES

Open during posted customer service hours

  • Ancaster Rotary Centre, 385 Jerseyville Rd W, Ancaster
  • Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre, 896 Cannon St E, Hamilton
  • Central Memorial Community Centre, 93 West Ave S, Hamilton
  • Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre, 150 Violet Dr, Hamilton
  • Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre, 10 Market St S, Dundas
  • Huntington Park Recreation Centre, 87 Brentwood Dr, Hamilton
  • Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre, 192 Wentworth St N, Hamilton
  • Ryerson Recreation Centre, 251 Duke St, Hamilton
  • Sackville Hill Seniors Centre, 780 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton
  • Sir Allan MacNab Recreation Centre, 145 Magnolia Drive, Hamilton
  • Valley Park Community & Aquatic Centre, 970 Paramount Dr, Stoney Creek
  • Westmount Recreation Centre, 35 Lynbrook Dr, Hamilton

HAMILTON PUBLIC LIBRARIES

  • Hamilton Central Library, 55 York Blvd, Hamilton – Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 8 pm, Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
  • Regional Branches: Dundas, Red Hill, Turner Park, Valley Park, Waterdown – Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 8 pm, Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
  • Community Branches: Ancaster, Barton, Binbrook, Concession, Kenilworth, Locke, Parkdale, Sherwood, Saltfleet, Stoney Creek- – Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 7 pm, Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Rural Branches (with extended access): Freelton, Greensville, Lynden – Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 8pm, Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
  • Rural Branches (NO extended access): Carlisle, Mount Hope – Hours of operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1 pm to 6 pm, Tuesday, Thursday 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday Noon to 5 pm.
  • NOTE: Terryberry and Westdale branches are temporarily closed due to renovations.

Find more heat-related info from the City of Hamilton here.

COOLING CENTRES IN BURLINGTON, ONTARIO

During a heat warning or extended heat warning, Burlington residents can keep cool at one of the open Burlington Public Library locations listed below. More info can be found here on the City of Burlington website.

BURLINGTON LIBRARIES

BURLINGTON POOLS, SPLASH PADS AND WADING POOLS

COOLING CENTRES IN OAKVILLE, ONTARIO

During a heat warning or extended heat warning, Oakville residents can keep cool at one of the 3 locations listed below. More info can be found here on the Town of Oakville website.

OAKVILLE COOLING LOCATIONS

  • Glen Abbey Community Centre
  • River Oaks Community Centre
  • Sixteen Mile Sports Complex
  • Trafalgar Park Community Centre
  • Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
  • Iroquois Ridge Community Centre
  • Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre
  • Oakville Public Library branches

POOLS, SPLASH PADS AND WADING POOLS

HALTON HILLS COOLING LOCATIONS

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MILTON COOLING LOCATIONS

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