Shelters

In Victoria there are 175 year round shelter spaces, 110 additional seasonal shelter spaces, and up to 130 shelter spaces that become available during extreme weather.

Year Round Shelters - 175 beds

  • Rock Bay Landing - 84 beds
    535 Ellice Street, 250.383.1951
    Women and men, 19 years and older, pets allowed
    Bed sign-up until 2:45 p.m.

  • Next Steps - 15 beds
    2317 Dowler Street, 250.383.6945 ex1

  • Sandy Merriman House - 25 beds
    809 Burdett Avenue, 250.480.1408
    Women and women identified, 19 years and older, no pets
    Bed sign-up by phone at 11:30 a.m.

  • Salvation Army - 21 beds
    525 Johnson Street, 250.384.3396
    Men only, 19 years and older, no pets

  • Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter - 10 beds
    2117 Vancouver Street, 250.383.3514
    Youth ages 13 - 18, no pets
    Open 24/7 Intake after 4 p.m., phone first

Seasonal Emergency Shelters - 110 mats

  • Out of the Rain Night Youth Shelter, (October 15 -- April 15) - 30 mats
    Youth ages 15 - 25, pets allowed on some days
    250.415.3856
  • Cool Aid Seasonal Shelter (November 1 -- March 31) - 40 mats
    755 Pandora Avenue
    250.383.1951
    Women and men, pets allowed
  • First Metropolitan United Church (November 1 -- March 31) - 40 mats
    932 Balmoral Avenue
    Women and men, pets allowed

Extreme Weather Protocol - 165 beds

This program is activated as an emergency response in extreme weather conditions where shelters and social service agencies provide additional shelter beds.