YMCA Open to all Wildfire Evacuees


All YMCAs in both British Columbia and Alberta are opening their doors to people impacted by more than 220 wildfires burning across the province of BC.  The YMCA has 27 health and fitness locations in Prince George, Kamloops, Victoria, Kelowna, Vancouver, Surrey, Calgary, Edmonton, Wood Buffalo, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.


“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 swimming, fitness classes and after school programs,” 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 any BC or Alberta YMCA with identification that includes their photo and home address to participate.



Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot, 1800 John Laurie Blvd NW, 403.547.6576

Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA, 101 3rd Street SW, 403.269.6701

Remington YMCA, 108 Quarry Park Road SE, 403.351.6678

Saddletowne YMCA, 180-7555 Falconridge Blvd NE, 403.237.2393

Shawnessy YMCA, 400-333 Shawville Blvd SE, 403.256.5533

South Health Campus YMCA, 4448 Front Street SE, 403.956.3900



Castle Downs YMCA, 11510 153rd Avenue NW, 780.476.9622

Don Wheaton YMCA, 10211 102nd Avenue NW, 780.452.9622

William Lutsky YMCA, 1975 111th Street NW, 780.439.9622

Jamie Platz YMCA, 7121 178th Street NW, 780.481.9622



Eagle Ridge Community Centre, 2-301 Sparrow Hawk Drive, 780.743.9600

Westwood YMCA, 221 Tundra Drive, 780.790.9622



YMCA of Lethbridge, 515 Stafford Drive South, 403.327.9622



Downtown YMCA, 150 Ash Avenue SE, 403.527.4426

South Ridge YMCA, 644 Spruce Way SE, 403.528.1631



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



YMCA of Northern BC, 2020 Massey Drive 250.562.9241



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