Overnight shelters will be open in Victoria, Sooke and Nanaimo due to the forecast cold weather.
Environment Canada says temperatures overnight are expected to reach as low as -4.
There will be two overnight shelters open in Victoria.
One will be at St. John the Divine Church at 1611 Quadra Street open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
The other will be at the Salvation Army at 525 Johnson Street from 8:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.
.@SalArmyVicARC also will be operating an overnight shelter at 525 Johnson Street from 8:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.
— City of Victoria (@CityOfVictoria) January 29, 2023
In Sooke, a shelter will be open at the CRD building on Butler Road with pick-up and drop-off available from 6750 West Coast Road. The shelter will be open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
The #Sooke Shelter Society has noted an extreme weather alert is in effect. Stay warm: pic.twitter.com/WsGZJ7UG9o
— SookeCa (@SookeCa) January 29, 2023
In Nanaimo there will be a warming centre at the 7-10 Club Society, and Risebridge, and overnight shelters at the Unitarian Shelter, Salvation Army, Samaritan Place, and St. Peter’s Winter Shelter.
The 7-10 Club Society at St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 100 Chapel Street will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 30 and 31.
Risebridge at 520 Prideaux Street will be open on Jan. 29 and 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Unitarian Shelter at 595 Townsite Road will have 27 overnight shelter beds and daytime warming services for the overnight shelter guests only.
Salvation Army at 19 Nicol Street has 35 overnight shelter beds for men and daytime access for shelter guests.
Samaritan Place has 19 beds.
St. Peter’s Winter Shelter at 301 Machleary Street has 19 beds for women open from 8 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.