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Four places to cool off in Ottawa this week

Ottawa summer weather hot sunny

The temperature hit 30 C on Sunday afternoon, as the hot stretch of weather continues in Ottawa.

Environment Canada says a so-called 'Rex block' will keep the warm and sunny conditions in Ottawa over the next few days. It is the first long stretch of warm weather for Ottawa this summer.

The forecast calls for sunshine all week, with the temperatures warming up from 25 C on Monday to 30 C on Wednesday and 31 C on Thursday. looks at four places to cool off in Ottawa this week.


The city of Ottawa's four public beaches are open, but lifeguards are not on duty.

The four public beaches are Britannia Beach, Mooney's Bay Beach, Petrie Island Beach and Westboro Beach.

Lifeguards will not be on duty at the four beaches until the end of June.


You can cool off at splash pads across the city of Ottawa this week.

The city says splash pad sites are open, depending on the weather. For a list of splash pads, visit

The city says the following splash pads are closed for repairs:

  • Beechcliffe Park
  • Bert Dowler Park
  • Emerald Woods Park
  • Kaladar Park
  • Lawson Park
  • Millstone Park
  • Sweetvalley Park
  • Walter Baker Park
  • White Rock Park
  • Whitehaven Park


Ottawa Public Health recommends visiting indoor places to cool off, including Community Centres and Ottawa Public Library branches.

Visit the OPH website to locate a cool space near you.


Ottawa Public Health offers the following tips to stay cool during the first blast of hot weather this year:

  • Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol and caffeine
  • Avoid heavy outdoor activity
  • Wear a hat, light and loose-fitting clothing, sunscreen and sunglasses when outside
  • Bring an umbrella and water when you leave home
  • Cool off in an air-conditioned space
  • Cool off in the shade or at a park or greenspace
  • Use a fan and mist your skin with water
  • Take cool baths and showers as often as needed
  • Keep your home cool by closing blinds and curtains on any windows facing the sun Top Stories

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