YMCAs open to wildfire evacuees

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All YMCAs are opening their doors to people impacted by the wildfires burning across the province of BC. The YMCA has 12 locations in Prince George, Kamloops, Victoria, Kelowna and the Lower Mainland.

“We invite evacuees to visit the YMCAs listed below to shower and clean up, rest in a safe space or take part in a drop-in program like basketball, fitness classes or swimming,” says Amanda Alexander, CEO of the YMCA of Northern BC. “We know that the province and many of BC’s children and families are in a state of emergency right now and we welcome all people impacted by the wildfires to find refuge at the Y.”

Evacuees simply need to visit the YMCA with identification that includes their photo and home address to participate.


Kelowna Downtown YMCA, 1011-505 Doyle Avenue 250.491.9622

Kelowna Family YMCA, 375 Hartman Road 250.491.9622

H2O Adventure & Fitness Centre, 4075 Gordon Drive 250.491.9622


Downtown YMCA, 400 Battle Street 250.372.7725

John Tod Centre Y, 150 Wood Street 250.554.9622

Prince George

YMCA of Northern BC, 2020 Massey Drive 250.562.9241

Vancouver Island

Victoria Downtown Y, 851 Broughton Street 250.386.7511

Langford Westhills Y, 1319 Westhills Drive 250.386.7511

View Royal Eagle Creek Y, 110-25 Helmcken Road 250.386.7511


Robert Lee YMCA, 955 Burrard Street 604.689.9622

Langara Family YMCA, 282 West 49th Avenue 604.324.9622


Tong Louie Family YMCA, 14988 57th Avenue 604.575.9622