How to Stay Safe in the Summer Heat


Summer has arrived and with that comes hot temperatures! Mission is not unknown to have small heat waves that put the city in a sunshine daze with locals and visitors alike flocking to the beaches for a cool reprieve and relaxation under the sun. If you are visiting during a Mission heat wave, we have the best tips below to keep you safe and cool so you can continue to enjoy all of your favourite vacation (or staycation) activities. 

How to Stay Safe in the Summer Heat



The weather may be super-hot outside, but don’t sweat it! With these simple tips you’ll stay cool all day.

  1. Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water
  2. If you are spending the day outside, take frequent breaks indoors or in the shade
  3. Wear sunscreen… nobody wants a sunburn!
  4. Wear summer appropriate clothes that will keep you from over-heating
  5. Make sure to wear a hat and sunglasses to help protect yourself from the sun
  6. Head to one of our four cooling centres we have in Mission! To find the cooling centre closest to you click here!
  7. Apply a damp towel or shirt to your skin to help keep it cool
  8. Check in on loved ones to see how you can help them stay cool and hydrated!



During hot summer days, our beautiful local lakes are cold, clear and refreshing so it is no wonder that they are so popular. Here are some tips on how to stay safe on the water while out and "aboat".

  1. Wear your life jacket: it’s the most effective piece of safety equipment you can use while on the water
  2. Be prepared: carry the required safety equipment and ensure vessel preparedness
  3. Be aware of cold-water risks: the immediate effects of cold-water immersion can be life-threatening… even on a hot summer day
  4. Don’t drink and boat: for your own safety, and the safety of others you must be attentive and responsive
  5. Take a course: familiarize yourself with the areas and activity in which you are engaging

For more safety tips while out on the water, click here for more info.



Local lakes and beaches are the popular choice during a Mission heat wave, but they aren't the only choice! For alternative activities that are just as fun, check out our 10 Ways to Beat the Heat in Mission, BC blog post.


So, “water” you doing this summer? Hopefully it includes plans with lots of hydrating and a way to beat the heat!