If Environment Canada issues a humidex advisory, we urge you to cool off indoors, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, limit your time in the sun and take other precautions to avoid a heat-related illness.

Cooling and Warming Centres within Cambridge are open to the public, and that welcome any individual inside during regular business hours to cool down during extreme heat events or warm up during extreme cold events. Note: There is no expectation of extra amenities or services at these centres above what is regularly provided.

The Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services coordinates the Cooling and Warming Centres in the region and posts Centre locations and hours on their webpages:

Cooling and Warming Centre Information

ROWPHE Extreme Heat Webpage

ROWPHE Extreme Cold Webpage

 Extreme Heat

To see City of Cambridge splashpad hours, please visit the Parks and Facilities page for information on splashpad and outdoor pool hours of operation.

During extreme high temperatures, please call or visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness, to see if they need help.

Other at-risk groups include people with chronic and pre-existing illnesses, infants and young children, people on certain medications and those who are marginally housed or homeless.

Extreme Heat & Humidity (Fact Sheet)

Beat the Heat Tips for Older Adults (Poster)

For more information, visit the Region of Waterloo's website.

Extreme Cold

Cold weather is common during winter in Waterloo Region. Exposure to cold temperatures can be hazardous to health and potentially life-threatening.

Anyone can be affected by extreme cold-related weather conditions. Risks are higher for:

  • Older adults (over the age of 65)
  • Infants and young children
  • Outdoor workers
  • People planning outdoor sports or activities
  • People with chronic illness
  • People experiencing homelessness and lacking shelter, warm clothing or food

For more information, visit the Region of Waterloo's website.