Quest New West is back and New Westminster is ready now more than ever to show off what we’ve got!
This “amazing race” inspired event will be taking place in New Westminster on Sunday, June 7th, 2015. Quest New West is all about experiencing New West on foot or by bike. Here’s how it works: you have five hours to complete a list of exciting challenges at various businesses and attractions within the city . The first group back in each category wins a cash prize. You can register in one of four categories. See category chart below. First group to finish overall will win an additional $500!
Register a pair or team with family, friends, co-workers or take someone on a first date! This adult-oriented race is suited for all lifestyles. So you don’t have to be a marathon runner to compete! Here’s your chance to get to know New West, have some fun and maybe win some cash too!
Check in begins at 10 am, with the race kicking off promptly at 11 am, and ending at 4 pm with the post-event soiree starting at 4:30 pm. However, you MUST pre-register before Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 11:59 PM. Cost per person is $27.50 plus eventbrite fees. All participants will receive a cool Quest New West shirt at check in (mandatory to wear) and a swag bag of cool #madeinnewwest goodies upon registering. Swag bags are only available for the first 100 registrants, so hurry and register today!
So what are you waiting for? Get your calendars out and start planning. Register today!
For questions about the event, please email email@example.com
Please note: Pairs equal 2 contestants and teams can consist of 3-4 people. Must be 19 or older to participate.
Register your team today, space is limited! Participants will receive detailed instructions closer to the event date. Please ensure a valid e-mail address is included when registering.
By no means are we saying that we are self-proclaimed foodies, but we do know good food when we taste it! Here is the official list of our first instalment of Favourite Flavours- River Market edition.
New Westminster sure knows how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Check out our pub and restaurant listings below on what’s happening.
Join Rivers Reach to see live Irish dancers and win prizes: Guinness Beer, Fridge, Callaway Golf Bag, and a tower speaker!
Food and drink specials: Guinness and Killkenny 5.90, Irish Car Bombs 7.50, and Irish stew 11.50
Drop by at the Heritage Grill to see Kelly Haigh and the Murderbirds perform live
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by the Fraser River with Re-Up BBQ at the River Market. They will be having a long table dinner, Irish family style menus and drinks! $30.00/person
Drink special: First beer is on Re-Up BBQ and $5 for the next drink
Visit Match Eatery located at Starlight Casino for some Irish entertainment at 4 PM this St. Patrick’s Day then catch the Canucks vs Flyers game at 7 PM! Don’t forget to enter their draw for a chance to win a retro fridge.
Drink special: $6 Guinness
Munch on some Irish stew, leek and potato soup with a corned beef sandwich!
Food and drink specials available all day
Celebrate Ireland at Union Jack Pub with O’Connor Irish Dancers at 4 PM and a 3-piece Celtic Trio: Copper Sky from 7- 11:30 PM! Be on the lookout for some door prizes and their Almost Famous Irish Stew!
Drink specials and $13 pitchers all day, every day
Be Irish for a day! The new Castle Grill will have Irish dancers to keep you entertained on a Tuesday night! Also click here to see their special St. Patrick’s Day menu!
Drink specials: $4 sleeve, $5 pint, and $14 pitches
Head over to Frankie G’s pub this St. Patrick’s Day for some Irish inspired food specials and Irish dancers! Don’t forget, the Frankie G’s new courtesy shuttle is now taking customers! Give them a call at 604.328.6511 for your FREE ride to and from the pub!
Drink specials: $5.50 Guinness, $4.00 Jameson
Can Terminal Pub shamrock your world or what? Visit them for some good ol’ St. Patrick’s Day fun! There’ll be green beer, Irish car bombs, and prizes to win!
Get your Guinness fix at the Met Bar & Grill! Don’t forget that 3-6 PM and 9-11 PM are Happy Hours!
Taco Night with your choice of beef, chicken, or refried bean for only $10.50 served with tasty taters
New Westminster offers a variety of fun activities to do during Spring Break! See our list below for some some family-friendly ideas from March 9- March 20.
Don’t forget to check out the City of New Westminster’s Spring Break 2015 brochure and River Market for other classes and activities.
With the (mild-winter) February all wrapped up and March rolling in, we’re transitioning in to yet another themed month. This month’s theme is luck and with that said, we have compiled a list of reasons why New Westminster is a great place to live in and WHY we’re lucky to call it home!
We asked and YOU answered! In our most recent Survey Sunday on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, we questioned couples about where they like to dine out with their significant others in New Westminster! We compiled a list of everyone’s responses for you to check out! A big thank you to everyone who participated!
…Don’t forget to head over to head to Steel & Oak for some brews afterwards!
Steel & Oak | 1319 Third Avenue
Searching for something a little different this year? Check out Longtail’s Royal Thai three-course dinner, ranging from Royal Miyagi oysters on the half shell to Crispy Duck Confit salad. Book a reservation at 604.553.3855. $55/person
Ooh la la! French is the language of love, mon cherie! Available only on Valentine’s Day at Crepes Des Amis, nibble on a Je t’aime smothered in cherry jam, or an Everlasting Love oozing with vegan chocolate chips.
Dance the night away at the 2nd Annual Valentine’s Dinner & Dance, with complimentary wine tastings, an Italian buffet and entertainment by Earl da Pearl. $60/person
Wondering how to show your love in a delicious, baked-goods sort of way? Look no further than Pamola Bakery, where you can get a 10% discount on heart cakes, cookies, and Valentine’s Day-themed cupcaked if ordered before Feb. 10. Minimum order of $15.
Join Wild Rice for their Valentine’s Day special! Because nothing says romantic like a 3-course dinner along the waterfront. Call them at 778.397.0028 to make reservations! $60/ couple
Cruise down the Mighty Fraser with your sweetie for the ultimate mini getaway!
Great atmosphere and delicious food! Need we say more? The Hub is perfect for a romantic night out! Make reservations by calling them 604.544.0401.
Head over to Stefanos for a little dine and dance! Check out their Valentine’s Day 3-course special and then dance the night away! Set up your reservations today 604.520.9911.
Can anyone really go wrong with Greek food for Valentine’s Day? We think not. Call them at 604.526.6651 to make reservations for a delightful 4-course meal!
Whoever said flowers are cliché and overdone is terribly mistaken! Let Bunches and Blooms create beautiful flower arrangements that will wow your sweetheart before that romantic dinner for two!
Add a touch of a local flair to your darling’s gift this year! Brick and Mortar Living brings handpick jewelry and goodies from designers across the lower mainland.
Sugar, spice, and everything nice! From chic apparel down to the most fashionable accessories! You’ll never run out of ideas; it’s practically a Valentine’s gift galore.
Pick up a little something something at New West’s favourite Urban Garage Winery! Valentine’s Day and vino both begin with the letter “V.” Coincidence? We think not!
Expressing love can come in many different flavours! Luckily, so do Steel & Oak brews!
Chocolates are the kinds of gifts that will never fail! Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is offering some mouth-watering decadent chocolate covered strawberries. Order before February 7th to receive 10%!
It’s your own little getaway down by the waterfront! Surprise your beloved with the Inn at the Quay’s Sweetheart of a Deal with overnight accommodation for two, choice of champagne or wine and Hagensborough Chocolates waiting in your room! Call them at 604. 520.1176 to book your reservations today! Starting at $159
Join them for a Lovebirds Paint Night! Sip a little wine and nibble on some appetizers while creating your masterpiece! Paint and art supplies are included so just bring your creativity with you!
Love is many a splendored thing… Or so we thought! Visit the New Media Gallery on the eve of Valentine’s Day and be there for the opening of Amour Fou or Mad Love, an exhibit showcasing 11 international artists who expose love in its messy, destructive, glory.
Done with Valentine’s Day? Come join us at the Anvil Centre on February 19 for a love hangover party. Smash pinatas, roll your eyes at romantic literary readings (just don’t strain them) or participate in a real-time wedding dress design competition. It’s got something for Valentine’s Day lovers, Valentine’s Day haters, and everything in between. And did we mention it’s free?
The New Year has finally rolled around and we at Tourism New Westminster are here to help you stay on top of your fitness resolutions!
Staying fit and eating healthy is important! Luckily, New Westminster is rapidly growing and is becoming hub of health & wellness! Check out the list we’ve compiled below to see where locals of all ages are headed!
From manicures to skin scare, Limina Spa offers a variety of packages for you to choose from. Conveniently located at Shops at New West at the New Westminster sky train station, relaxation is just steps away.
Fun fact: acupuncture is not just for pain! While acupuncture is excellent for that achy back, it’s also great for digestive disorders, immunity, energy levels, stress, and many more! Luckily for you, Gathered Roots is located in the heart of Downtown New Westminster, so getting there is not a problem!
Key to the City Members: Come for an acupuncture treatment or 60 minute Reiki session and get your second treatment for FREE. Limit of 3 per key tag holder.
Health and wellness month also applies to your furry pals! Treat your pet to a little grooming and let the staff at Charlie’s Petspa & Daycare work their magic! I mean, dogs can have it “ruff” too, you know?
Key to the City Members: Enjoy 10% off any grooming, dental or overnight boarding service. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Restrictions may apply.
“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important”
-Stephen R Covey
Your work is just as important as your body! So, treat it with priority and take care of it! Luckily for you, Kristine Richmond at Momentum Bodywork an expert at massage therapy, restorative yoga, tragerwork, reflexology, and the list goes on! So pamper yourself, you’ll be happy that you did!
Key to the City Members: Enjoy 30% off all regularly priced services. Excludes monthly specials and daily deals.
5. Vancouver Circus School
Get creative with your cardio by running away with the circus! Learn everything from juggling to aerial hoop and static trapeze! Vancouver Circus School offers classes from ages 6 and up so there’s something for everyone! Challenge yourself and try something new this year!
It’s never really too late (or too early) to start living a healthy lifestyle! Conveniently located at New Westminster sky train station, going to the gym has never been easier! Ask about their one on one personal training starter package and kick butt this New Year!
Go swimming all year round! Canada Games Pool welcomes every one of all ages and levels! See their brochure here today to check out the variety of classes they offer.
Drop in for fitness, music, dance, and many more! Click here to see their programs and how you can register. Child-minding is available
Century House specializes in providing quality services to older adults 55+! Drop by for different fitness and wellness activities and check out their programs here.
Calling all jumping and energetic children! Queens Park Arenex has trampolines, gymnastic courses ball hockey, volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer and badminton for your kids! Click here to see their other programs and how you can register.
Have at the treadmills or hit the elliptical! The Queensborough Community Centre also offers an array of programs and drop-in classes so make sure to check them out here
Are you looking for a really good workout? Zhoosh Fitness Garage offer drop-in classes that are guaranteed to make you sweat! Founder, Robyn Murrell has developed programs for you to select from- whether you’re interested in the old school Fight Club or kickboxing, they’ve got it!
13. Oxygen Yoga
Find you inner Zen and get a good workout at the same time! Lifting weights and running on the treadmill are NOT the only way to shed fat. Oxygen Yoga’s infrared Hot Yoga allows for you to lose the weight while working on your flexibility and core strength. So, switch it up this year and give yoga a try!
The newly opened Polo Health & Longevity Health Centre is more than just a fancy name! Dr. Allana Polo has a passion for naturopathic medicine and is a big believer of everyone’s ability to heal and achieve balance in their lives. She and her team are dedicated to finding the root cause of all ailments as opposed to silencing the symptoms or finding the cure. They offer a wide range of services from holistic nutrition to clinical counselling. For more information, please visit here.
Practice the science of arms and learn about the fusion of historical techniques! Blood and Iron Martial Arts focuses on recreating the art of combat in its many forms while creating an environment suited for both learning and practical application. They offer programs such as the HEMA program where students are able to use basic weapons such as the German longsword, Dussack, and historical dagger. For more information please visit here.
Staying active has never seemed so convenient in New West! Start eating healthier and while you’re at it, be sure to be on the lookout for Zhoosh Fitness Garage’s Health and Fitness Sunday Series Seminar- they will be introducing Raincity Juicery on January 18th from 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM.
Celebrate the brand new year in New West! We’ve put together 10 hotspots to check out on December 31st! In no particular order, from pubs to restaurants, we’ve got it all set up for you!
You can’t go wrong with greek food for New Year’s! Stefanos is offering a 3 course meal and will feature live bands from 9 PM- 2 AM!
Dinner and Party -$65.00 (Reservations at 9 PM)
3-course Peking duck dinner (vegan and gluten free options are available) and stick around for the New Year’s Eve party and indulge in some midnight bubbly & Hors d’oeuvres
Dinner Only- $45.00 (Reservation at 5-7:30 PM)
3-course Peking duck dinner (vegan and gluten free options are available) or order from their regular menu
Party Hardy- $20.00 (Beginning at 10 PM)
Music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and some midnight bubbly!
Ever wonder what it’s like to celebrate New Year’s on the mighty Fraser River? Kick start 2015 with the annual New Year’s Eve Cruise, featuring 3-hours on the water, a variety of hot & cold hors d’oeuvres, champagne at midnight, party favours and entertainment! Featuring music by DJ Derek Posch!
Tickets: $76.00 + tax & gratuity
Start the evening off with their Gourmet Buffet Dinner and appetizers, click here to see their full menu. After dinner, they’ll clear the way for dancing and our live DJ will countdown to 2015 with a toast and balloon drop at midnight!
Party all night long at Status for New Year’s eve! There will be door prizes to win, a balloon drop with $1000 worth of cash and prizes, and lastly some midnight champagne! Featuring music by DJ Supafly and DJ Rexx! Reserve your seats!
Gateway Grill is the place to be for your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Featuring a live performance by The Tainted Lovers, this event will bring together attendees to celebrate the New Year. Patrons can experience the iconic balloon drop, live music and dancing, fun party favors, and a midnight toast. Attendees also get to enjoy a delicious 4 course dinner, which is available to them at three different seatings at 6 PM, 7 PM, and 8 PM. Tickets are limited so be sure to purchase yours at Casino Guest Services
Join the celebrations at the Match Eatery & Public House for New Year’s Eve from 9 PM to 2 AM. With live entertainment by Playlist, dancing, and noise makers, attendees can ring in the New Year in a grand way. A pair of Diamond Earrings, with a retail value of $500, can also be won in a draw. Along with paying No Cover at entry, patrons will have access to Free Parking and Shuttle Services at their convenience. Seating will be on a first come first seated basis after 9 PM. Be sure to call 604.777.8008 to make your reservations now!
Join in the “laffter” and dance to the wee hours at Lafflines! They’ll be featuring two headline acts, Gabriel Rutledge and Herb Dixon! Later on, enjoy some champagne at the stroke of midnight and dance with DJ Smoke and Mirrors!
Tickets: $35.00 +GST
Spend your new year’s eve at the Grill! The Colorifics will be playing from 9 PM- 1 AM and once midnight hits, party favors and some midnight bubbly will be available! Get your tickets by calling 604.759.0819 and join in the countdown at the Heritage Grill in the historic Dowtown. Also, stick around for AFTER midnight, there will be hot and cold snack available!
Front Room- $30.00
Back Room- $15.00
Indulge in the Boathouse’s finest seafood delicacies from crabs to lobsters before kicking off 2015. If, however you’re not a seafood fan, the Boathouse also has steak and other entrees available in their set menu for you to choose from. Reservations are open until 10 PM.
Back by popular demand, the New Year’s Eve party at Rivers Reach will include a three course meal with salad, dessert and your choice of:
– Steak and Lobster
– Seafood Grill featuring Salmon and Prawns
– Chicken Cordon Bleu stuffed with prosciutto, edam and mozzarella cheese served on a white wine. Mushroom cream sauce.
If you think that sounded fantastic, there will be dancing to follow and music by DJ Willy Lum, and door prizes . The event is a semi-formal code and dinner will be served between 7- 9 PM and champagne at midnight. Contact them at 604.777.0101 for tickets
What better way to ring in the New Year with your family than a night out at Boston Pizza? Dine in with them and be a part of an ALL ages Kids New Year’s Eve Countdown complete with entertainment, activities, Boston Pizza swag bags, and balloon drops! Call or e-mail Lindsea at 604.525.3340 to register for a 6 PM or 8 PM ball drop and reserve a table!
The Festival of Trees was first introduced by the Stage New West in 2013 with the goal of helping to support local schools, business, and residents. This year, the festival is back and a definite crowd-pleaser.
The River Market houses the local school trees, while the brand new Anvil Centre lodges the corporate trees sponsored and decorated by businesses.
These trees will be displayed from Dec 1-25 and is open to the public for thousands and residents and visitors to see. the Stage New West along with the Festival of Trees sponsors hopes to see an even greater support from the community to raise enough funds to support New Westminster schools. So make sure to head over to the River Market and vote for your favorite school tree! Click here for more details.
In addition, The Festival of Trees will also be hosting events throughout the month of December such as: