Five places to cool off this weekend in Ottawa and Gatineau
OTTAWA -- It will be another hot and humid weekend in Ottawa.
A heat warning has been issued for Ottawa and eastern Ontario.
The Environment Canada forecast calls for temperatures in the low 30C range Saturday and Sunday. With the humidex, it will feel like 38 degrees on Saturday, and near 40 degrees on Sunday.
CTV News Ottawa looks at five places to cool off this weekend
The National Capital Commission's beaches at Leamy Lake and in Gatineau Park at Meech Lake, Philippe Lake and La Peche Lake are open daily. Lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (7 p.m. at Leamy Lake)
The City of Gatineau's beaches are open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Pools, wading pools and splash pads
Ottawa Public Health recommends cooling off in the shade or at a park or greenspace. Greenspaces are open in both Ottawa and Gatineau.
All parks in the City of Ottawa are now open, and children can play on the playground equipment.
Gatineau Park is also open for visitors.
Let's go to the mall
All malls are open in the City of Ottawa if you want to go shopping and cool off. The City of Ottawa's mandatory face mask bylaw requires you to wear a face mask while in the mall.
Here is a look at malls that are open:
- Bayshore Shopping Centre
- Carlingwood Shopping Centre
- Place d'Orleans
- Rideau Centre
- St. Laurent Shopping Centre
Malls in Gatineau are also open
Ottawa Public Health recommends cooling off in an air-conditioned space when available.
Movie theatres in Ottawa are allowed to open as part of Stage 3 of Ontario's COVID-19 reopening plan.
The Mayfair Theatre is open this weekend
Cine Starz Cinemas at 250 Centrum Blvd. and at St. Laurent Centre are open