Winter Warming

As temperatures drop, the danger level for cold exposure rises. It is important to stay warm and here are some tips for how you can stay safe and what the City of Penticton is doing to help this winter.

Dress for the weather

Wear proper clothing and shoes such as:

  • Layers of clothing including wind and waterproof outer layers
  • A hat and face mask, and mittens rather than gloves
  • Wool socks and waterproof boots that fit well

Be aware of cold-related illness and injuries

  • Frostbite is freezing of the skin and tissues below the skin
  • Hypothermia occurs when the body gets cold and loses heat faster than the body can make it

For Medical Attention

  • Phone 9-1-1 for emergencies
  • Phone 8-1-1 for health-related illnesses and advice
  • Phone 2-1-1 to connect with other services

See more winter health tips from HealthLinkBC

Health & Safety

Places to Warm Up

On the Road