For anyone needing a respite from the cold, there’s an option in Huntsville. The Canada Summit Centre is open every day from 6:00am until midnight. Anyone who needs to get away from the frigid temperatures is welcome to head over to the summit centre to warm up, during regular business hours. Anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness are encouraged to get in touch with the District of Muskoka at 705-645-2412, as resources are available during extreme cold alerts.

This comes as a cold snap continues in Muskoka. The district is under an extreme cold warning as the temperatures could drop down to minus 30 overnight for the rest of the week and into the weekend. The daytime high is hovering around the minus 20 mark, which is colder than the average overnight low for this time of year according to Environment Canada Meteorologist Geoff Coulson. He says January in Muskoka typically sees an average daytime high of minus five, and overnight low of minus 15.

The cold snap is expected to end Sunday, but Coulson says the break from the frigid temperatures won’t last long. Monday and Tuesday may see some more seasonal temperatures, but he says the cold is returning right after that.