Ways to Keep Cool in Extreme Heat
With Regina under an extreme heat warning heading into the weekend, the City of Regina reminds residents of places where they can keep cool, stay hydrated and access other supports to stay safe.
If someone is unsafe, hurt or in danger, please call 911 for the Regina Police Service. Mobile Crisis Services can help with emergency shelter. Call 306-757-0127 if you are in need. They’re also online at mobilecrisis.ca.
A comprehensive list of cool down locations and the services they provide is available on Regina.ca. The list is a collaboration between the City and several community partners throughout Regina. The City Survival Guide and Map also provides important information on services and where you can get quick help.
City buses provide a safe and cool place for anyone who needs immediate shelter or emergency services. If the heat is getting to you, flag down one of our Regina Transit buses and our friendly operators will help you out. Cold water is also available to the public in front of each of the City’s seven fire stations.
A great way to beat the heat is by visiting one of the City’s spray pads and outdoor pools. The City has extended spray pads hours during the extreme heat warming, beginning at 8 a.m. through 10 p.m. daily. Normal hours will resume once the extreme heat warning ends. Outdoor pools are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Visit Regina.ca for a list of locations.
Extreme heat is a health risk. It is important to be aware of symptoms that may indicate you or someone else is experiencing heat exhaustion or another heat-related illness. Symptoms may include:
- dizziness or fainting
- nausea or vomiting
- heat rash
- muscle cramps
- rapid breathing and heartbeat
- extreme thirst
Residents are encouraged to check in on friends and neighbours to ensure they are doing well and not experiencing heat-related illness. Call HealthLine 811 for advice on health risks, symptoms and precautions associated with heat.