Emergency Indoor Shelter Locations

Please find below a list of current emergency indoor shelters, warming tents, and drop-in spaces available to provide respite from the cold weather for people experiencing homelessness.

Emergency Indoor Shelter Locations Update – February 15th

On February 6th, Environment Canada issued a special cold weather alert for Victoria, BC. An Arctic front is here with temperatures below zero all week. Snow is predicted. Please find below a list of current emergency indoor shelters, warming tents and drop-in spaces available to provide respite from the cold weather for people experiencing homelessness. This list will be updated regularly.

Find the latest updates here:

For further information on pre-existing shelters and drop-in sites, and in acknowledgement of the good work being done in community please refer to the Street Community Survival in COVID Times: What’s Open / Closed / New / Different in Lkwungen Territory (aka ‘Victoria’) compiled by the Indigenous Harm Reduction Team (IHRT) and Poverty Kills 2020. (Updated regularly)

The Indigenous Harm Reduction Team (IHRT), or I-Heart, is a group of Indigenous (Native / Aboriginal) folks who do harm reduction by and for Indigenous people.

In Crisis?:

If you require urgent emotional support, including having thoughts of suicide and other mental health issues, please call Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888.

Youth (under 25 years of age) may access youthspace.ca for online emotional support.

For other resources, including shelter availability, visit bc211.ca