Despite plenty of snow and chilly weather Nanaimo’s cold weather shelter hasn’t seen a major spike in visitors.

Located in the basement of the First Unitarian Fellowship on Townsite Road, the shelter provides the homeless with a warm place to sleep and food for free.

Kevan Griffith, shelter coordinator, said there have been 72 unique visitors since opening last year. He said the shelter is running at about 86 per cent capacity and that there was a slight dip in visitors during the holiday season.