Canada hasn’t been spared by heat waves, which have been growing more and more common across the globe. In Canada, climate change has caused an increase in the frequency and intensity of heat waves. This threat weighs on the health of the population, as oppressive heat is associated with increased mortality and many health problems. In the summer of 2021, British Columbia recorded 619 heat-related deaths. Of those, 93% occurred within the week of June 25 to July 1, during which temperatures in the village of Lytton reached a high of 49.6° C.