150 Things To Do This Summer in New Westminster for Canada 150


Things to do

  • Stay at the fabulous Inn at the Quay
  • Take in a play at Massey Theatre
  • Learn about chalk painting and visit Fat Paint’s head quarters
  • Learn more about the Rivers and Oceans in the world by visiting Fraser River Discovery Centre
  • Hop on The Duc bus to easily get around Uptown and the Quay area
  • Learn about New West’s rich history at our Museum and Archives
  • Read the story behind the beautiful “Wait For Me Daddy” statue in Hyack Square
  • Take a selfie on the steps at City Hall
  • See the flora and fauna as you stroll over Glenbrook Ravine bridge
  • Organize a cooking class at River Market’s Wild Rice
  • Take in the Food Truck Festival this July, Canada’s largest!
  • Wander through the Rose Garden at Queens Park
  • How about a tour on a Paddlewheeler Boat?
  • Look at Heritage homes in Queens Park
  • Admire works of art at Van Dop Gallery
  • Sightsee inexpensively and ride the SkyTrain

Eats

  • Feast on BBQ eats at Rev’d Up
  • Enjoy the best fish and chips at Cockney Kings Fish N Chip
  • Enjoy Gelato at Tre Galli
  • Feast on perogies at Iwana Perogy
  • Leave room for a Halloween roll at Hayashi Sushi
  • Choose from more than 150 flavourful teas at Great Wall Tea
  • Cloud 9 Bakery – for our gluten free friends
  • Best soft ice cream is at Anny’s Dairy Bar – be sure to have the maple swirl!
  • Get your daily Vitamin C from Rain City Juicery
  • Have your sandwich arrive by train at Greens & Beans Deli
  • Relive your childhood at Sticky’s Candy
  • Pasta in a cable car at the Old Spaghetti Factory
  • Pick up some organics from Donald’s Market
  • Savour authentic Italian baking at Fratelli’s Bakery
  • Start the day with breakfast at Angelina’s Restaurant
  • Treat your taste buds to Browns Social House
  • Have a Pop Shoppe with your Big Star Sandwich
  • What diet?! Eat frites and poutines at The Spud Shack
  • Take your sweet tooth to Rocky Mountain Chocolate
  • Start the day with breakfast at Angelina’s Restaurant
  • Fresh seafood on the Boathouse Restaurant patio
  • Have belly dancers entertain at Taverna Greka
  • Pub fare on the patio at the Paddlewheeler
  • Get your caffeine fix – Old Crow Coffee
  • Try some Okonomi Sushi….it’s pink!
  • Tickles Pickles and Mini Donuts at Hops Northwest Pub
  • Pad Thai at Longtail Kitchen]
  • Buffalo or Elk? Try both at Burger Heaven
  • Go Malaysian at Tamarind Hill
  • How ‘bout “Rooty Tooty Fresh N Fruity” – pancakes at IHOP?
  • Japanese food just a few minutes walk at Ki Sushi
  • A Legendary Hamburger at White Spot
  • Reserve your group at Boston Pizza!
  • Try Ethiopian cuisine at Lalibela
  • Sip a slushie at the Pier Park concession
  • Stroll with a Dairy Queen strawberry sundae
  • Tasty free range chicken served at Freebird
  • Choose your most favourite of cupcakes at Pink Ribbon
  • Eat healthy at Freshii in Sapperton

Activities

  • Play beach volleyball at Pier Park
  • Walk, run or cycle the Boardwalk
  • Find your inner talent and take a Paint N Sip class at Braid Studio
  • Try juggling at the Vancouver Circus school
  • Work as a team to escape a room at Pandora’s Box
  • Try your luck at Starlight Casino
  • BC’s longest indoor slide is at Canada Games pool
  • Ice skate at Moody Park Arena
  • Peddle your way around – rent a bike from Caps Bicycle Shop
  • Bounce at Extreme Air Park
  • Cool off in a spray park – Moody and Hume Parks are two
  • Splash around for free at Moody Park outdoor pool
  • Write a poem during LitFest New West
  • Dip your toes in the Grimston Park wading pool
  • Like Hunger Games? Take an archery class at Boorman
  • How ‘bout a Zumba class at River Market?
  • Stroll through Friendship Gardens
  • Take a drop-in fitness class at Queensborough Community Centre
  • Dance to live music at Stefanos Greek Restaurant
  • Feel good with a hot yoga class
  • Jump the longest indoor hopscotch
  • Play pool Monday nights at the Met Bar & Grill
  • Pedal the Inn at the Quay’s bikes straight to the boardwalk
  • Duck and cover with a few games of Laser Tag
  • Relax with an inexpensive student massage at Columbia Integrated Health
  • Party at MagnetiQ Nightclub
  • Take your wheels to the Queensborough Skateboard Park
  • Make soap with Jolene at her River Market shop
  • Look into voice or music classes at Music Box
  • Create some special jewelry at Working Silver
  • Visit the grave of Raymond Burr at Fraser Cemetery
  • Walk, jog or bike the Queensborough Perimeter Trail
  • Playdate for Fido at the off leash dog areas

Shop

  • Shop your favourite grape at Quayside Wine Cellar
  • Shop for special gifts at Brick and Mortar
  • Dress shop in the many bridal stores on Columbia Street
  • Have a day of thrifting in a variety of local antique and consignment shops
  • Check out the sales at the iconic Army and Navy Store
  • Shop the Quayside Boardwalk Sale August 19th
  • Shop Queensborough Landing Outlet stores
  • Shop Royal City Centre
  • Check out Mila & Paige Clothing Boutique
  • Shop something beautiful for the home at Lofty Living

For Adults

  • Enjoy award winning libations at Pacific Breeze Winery
  • Taste a few brews at local Steel & Oak
  • Try an Agave flight at El Santo
  • Have a grown up beverage under a red umbrella at The Hub
  • Try Tuesday Trivia Night at Judge Begbie’s Tavern
  • Live music and pull tabs at the Paddlewheeler Pub
  • Cheer on our Salmonbellies Lacrosse team at Queens Park Arena
  • Take in the fun at a Hyack Football game
  • Ask questions about our National sport at the Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  • Watch Little League Teams at Justin Morneau Field
  • Watch Terminal City Rollergirls at the Curling Club
  • National Bowls Day - June 3rd at NW Lawn Bowling Club
  • Wander through Canada’s largest pawnbroker – Royal City Jewellers
  • Watch the big event at Match Eatery!
  • Watch the latest releases at Landmark Cinemas
  • Release your inner rock star – Heritage Grill Open Mic Night
  • Laugh until it hurts at Lafflines Comedy Club
  • Find some treasures at the Queens Park Garage Sale
  • Add a love lock to the fence at Pier Park
  • Celebrate vintage cars at Royal City Shown N Shine
  • Picnic in beautiful Queens Park
  • Take a pic in front of the “W” at Pier Park
  • It’s time! Get your tattoo in New West!
  • Find designer shoes at Value Village
  • Take in the Momentum Youth Arts Movement – June 5th to August 4th
  • Be artsy! Culture Crawl is August 12th and 13th
  • All the colours of Pride Week! August 12th to 19th
  • Become a historian at Irving House
  • Drop in to one of two Community Centres
  • Dance at the 12th Street Music Fest – July 23rd
  • How ‘bout a board game?
  • Live music at the Queens Park Band Shell
  • Say hi to the farm animals at the Queens Park Petting Zoo
  • Wonder at the art of Anvil Centre’s New Media Gallery
  • See the Vagabond Players at Bernie Legg Theatre
  • Watch 200 cyclists at the Grand Prix this July 11th
  • 147th May Day celebration at Queens Park
  • Pick your favourite float at the Hyack Festival Parade
  • Play Keno at River’s Reach Pub
  • Oooh and Ahhh the fireworks display July 1st!
  • Tell your friends how much fun you’re having in New West!
  • Walk through the Samson V Museum
  • Paint your own special piece at Pottery Works
  • Spend Canada’s 150th with the family at Queens Park
  • Sun and fun at Pier Park’s Urban Beach
  • Look for specials on the West Coast College of Massage Therapy site
  • See any movie stars around town? Keep your eyes peeled!
  • Treat your furry friend to a day at Charlie’s Pet Spa

Selfie Spots

  • Selfie with Simon Fraser’s bust
  • Pic in front of the BC Penitentiary Gatehouse
  • Look up to the world’s tallest tin soldier – 32 feet tall!
  • Cross Columbia Street at the Rainbow crosswalk