March 16th. 2017

St. Patrick’s Day 2017


St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday this year which means an entire Irish-themed weekend! So grab a Guinness – or two and paint the town green. 

As the Irish would say, Slainte (cheers)!



Cruise the strip or down by the river as many of the bars along Columbia Street are offering green-themed specials and the Paddlewheeler Riverboat will be partying the night away.


Dance the weekend away to Irish tunes and drink specials at Union Jack Public House or see if you have the luck of the Irish at River’s Reach Pub – one lucky leprechaun will leave with a 50″ Flatscreen TV!


Wash down your Shepard’s Pie, Guiness Irish Stew and Steak Yorkies with Guinness and Jameson specials at Fireside Public House. Or get real Irish at The Castle Neighbourhood Grill – that’s right, a castle! There will be green jello shots, Pipers, and specials on all Irish food. 


Ignite your inner Irish with Somersby & Jameson at Match Eatery – after dinner and drinks test your luck at Starlight Casino.




*Remember to get home safely – ride the skytrain or call Royal City Taxi (604-521-6666) 



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March 10th. 2017

Spring Break is #MadeInNewWest

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With the kids on the loose this week it’s a good thing there are plenty of things to do this Spring Break in New West.


Keep the kiddies occupied with these must-see events, from arts & crafts, to sports and cooking classes.

Want to spend some quality time with your mini-me on a budget? Take the day off, pack a picnic and play with the kids at Queen’s Park or head down to the New West Quay for some delicious food and a stroll along the boardwalk.

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February 10th. 2017

Match #MadeInNewWest this Valentines Day

vday post1. Longtail + Love Locks
Dine in with a special tasting menu at Longtail Kitchen, prepared by Chef Justin Cheung & then lock in your love at Westminster Pier Park Love Locks.
Feb 14 at 6pm – $88 per person

2. Paddlewheeler Riverboat + Music
Cruise the majestic Fraser River on board the Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours MV Native with music and a L-O-V-E-L-Y dinner!
Feb 14 at 7pm – $143 for two

3. Paint + Sip Nite
Spend the evening letting your inner artist run wild & free at 100 Braid Street while sippin’ on some drinks with the one you love.
Feb 10 at 7pm – $60 for two

4. Rain City Juicery + Body Massage
Rejuvenate your body and mind with a freshly squeezed juice from Rain City Juicery before heading over for a couple’s body massage at Limina Spa.

5. Slots + Sliders
Test your luck on the slots at Starlight Casino then mow down Match Eatery’s famous sliders.

6. Taverna  Greka + Live Music
Discover the flavours of Greece at Taverna Greka while listening to the talented Rossi.

7. El Santo + Movie
Indulge in fresh, contemporary flavours of Mexico at El Santo then catch a flick at Landmark Cinemas in the New Westminster Skytrain Station.

 8. Wild Rice + the Waterfront
Enjoy a special menu designed for two at Wild Rice – pick out your starters and mains starting at $25 on February 14 & then take a romantic stroll along the boardwalk.

9. Champagne + Seafood on the Waterfront
Taste some of the finest seafood and steak at The Boathouse paired with bubbly and views of the Fraser River. Can anything else be more romantic?
Feb 11-13 – starting at $49 per person

10. Italian Dinner + Dancing
Savour a 3-course Italian dinner and then dance the night away at the La Perla Ballroom’s Red Rose Valentines event.
Feb 12 at 6pm – $70 per person


Want to keep the romance going? Book a romantic stay at the Inn at the Quay – pairs beautifully with any date.



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February 10th. 2017

Family Day 2017 in New West

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3 venues and 20+ FREE kid friendly activities! Family fun is #MadeInNewWest

From Gold Panning to Science World on the Road and Carnival Games, New West is ready to entertain your family on February 13, 2017. Check out the top 3 venues hosting day-long activities below.

Fraser River Discovery Centre
February 13 | 11-3pm | 788 Quayside Drive


Anvil Centre
February 13| 11-3pm | 777 Columbia Street



River Market
February 13| 11-4pm | 810 Quayside Drive



For more Family Day activities hosted by New Westminster Parks and Recreation check out this map

ENTER TO WIN a Bubble Guppies Live Family Pack at Massey Theatre! Tag your Family Day photos with #MadeInNewWest. 

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February 2nd. 2017

2017 Super Bowl in New Westminster

Super Bowl Sunday

One of the biggest sporting events of the year is taking place this weekend! If you already know who you’re cheering for at Super Bowl 51, then all that’s left to do is to decided on the place to cheer on your team.

New Westminster is filled with bars and restaurants that will be showing the game on their big screens – but here is a list of the top 5 events taking place in the city! 


1. The Hub New Westminster

What: Happy Hour pricing + the big game, need we say more?

Where: 344 – 800 Carnarvon Street


2. Paddlewheeler Pub

What: Watch the BIG Game live while enjoying Food & Drink Specials plus you could win some great prizes!

Where: 810 Quayside Drive


3. River’s Reach Pub

What: Watch the game and you could walk away with a new jersey, beer fridge or a 50″ TV! There will also be food and drink specials.

Where: 320 6th Street


4. Union Jack Public House

What: Half price appy’s from 3-6pm, NFL Jersey giveaway, prizes, and a post-game party! You could even win 55″ 4K TV!

Where: 525 7th Street


5. Match Eatery & Public House

What: Join Match’s Official Bud Light Super Bowl Party! $5 Bud – $5 Captain & Coke. Great prizes to be won and an awesome Tailgate Menu.

Where: 350 Gifford Street


Hosting your own Super Bowl party? Why not order in some pizza from Boston Pizza or indulge in the Chicken & Ribs special from Re-Up BBQ + pair it with some growler fills at Steel & Oak.



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January 2nd. 2017

2017 New Years Resolutions

New year, new you right? Here’s a few ways you can stick to your resolutions this year.


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1. Fitness Fad

Catch a workout at one of the many gyms and studios throughout the city.


If you’re ready to welcome the healthier version of yourself in 2017, there are plenty of workout options throughout the city. From killer yoga classes at MOVE Studio, Oxygen, and Bikram’s, swimming and gym workouts at Canada Games pool, or catch a quick workout at Dynamic Health and Fitness, Fit Xpress, 30 Minute Hit, ZHOOSH, and Sugarrays. There is also the beautiful outdoors – hop on your bike or run along the New West Quay. There really is no excuse for missing a workout this year.



2. Healthy Eating 101

Whether eating out or cooking at home is your style, New Westminster is filled with healthy restaurants and markets for you to explore.


Looking to improve your eating? Try skipping the office cakes and stop munching on snacks all day long and instead, kick off 2017 with a juice cleanse from Rain City Juicery. For lunch, skip the fast food and hit up Freshii for colourful smoothies and salads that will make you look forward to your lunch hour. And for dinner stop by Wild Rice for a diverse menu of wholesome dishes suitable for meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans, along with seasonal options to keep your palate entertained.

If you want to cook meals from home, make sure to stop by the bi-weekly farmers market on Belmont St and visit Donalds Market in the River Market for healthy ingredients to help reach your goals.



3. Family is all that Matters

From family-friendly events to spending time in the outdoors, New West makes it easy to spend that precious quality time.


If you’re looking to spend more time with the family this year than make sure to check out the events put on by ArtStart. ArtStarts January monthly series for families will feature free, fun, 45-minute creative arts workshops with some of the best children’s artists. You can also plan to spend a family day down at the Quay, stop by the Fraser River Discovery Centre, the River Market, and on a nice day play some volleyball at the free volleyball court at Westminster Pier Park.

4. You WILL be Organised this Year

Sometimes all it takes is picking up an agenda and some Tupperware to declutter your mind and space.


Looking to be stop living in chaos and be more organised in 2017? Make sure to stop by Lofty Living, Brick and Mortar, and even Walmart and London Drugs in Royal City Centre to get some tools to help you keep this resolution.



5. Make time for you

Sometimes all it takes is one day at the spa to feel back to you again.


Make sure to pencil in the all important you-day this year. Take a spa day to relax and revitalize at Cadeaux, Limina or West Coast College of Massage Therapy and discover holistic nutrition and medicine with Polo Health on Columbia St.


How are you going to keep your new years resolution? Tweet us! @tourismnewwest

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December 31st. 2016

New Years Day Brunch

Whether you think New Year’s Day is best spent recovering from the night before or keeping the celebration going with mimosas and Caesars, New West has plenty of options, from greasy, hangover-crushing to celebratory bottle-popping breakfasts.

Here, in no particular order, are 8 restaurants serving breakfast & brunch on New Year’s Day in New West.

1. The Boathouse

900 Quayside Dr | Reserve a Table | Menu
Celebrate the year in style and enjoy bennies & bubbly or a famous Boathouse Caesars!

2. Match Eatery

350 Gifford St | Reserve a Table | Menu
Cure that hangover with anything brunch for only $10!

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3. Angelina’s

960 Quayside DrReserve a Table
Start 2017 off with some of the best pannekoek, waffles and pancakes in New Westminster, you can’t go wrong.

4. De Dutch

102 – 1035 Columbia St | Reserve a Table | Menu

Any breakfast craving can be full-filled.


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International House of Pancakes, need we say more?


6. The Hub

800 Carnarvon St | Reserve a Table | Menu

Their Sundays special is Double Ceasars for $8, you know you want one.


7. Brown’s Social House

296 East Columbia St | Reserve a Table | Menu

Looking to keep it classy on New Years Day? Brown’s is the perfect place for a classy and fun brunch.


8. Coming Home Cafe

753 6th St

Do you really just wish to have some of your moms home cooked breakfast this morning? Coming Home Cafe is the next best thing.

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December 30th. 2016

Top 16 #MadeInNewWest Photos of 2016

Here’s a look back at the top 16 scenic photos of 2016 #MadeInNewWest


Santa flying overtop our beautiful city.
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A snow blanket covers New West.
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Snowy strolls through New West.
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The famous ‘W’ in Westminster Pier Park.
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Through the fence view of the Sky Bridge.
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Fall family fun at the Quay.
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A priceless view of the sunsetting over the Fraser River.
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Family fun on the boardwalk during River Fest.
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Office space at Queens Park.
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Columbia Street during Columbia StrEAT Festival.
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Pretty bridge decor for Pride Day.
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Colourful houses along the Fraser River.
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Sun rays at Queens Park.
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Hammocks at Westminster Pier Park
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Water park fun at Queens Park.
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Sun setting & boats passing view from New West.
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With that, we wish you all a Happy 2017!
Share with us your favourite 2016 moments on social through #MadeInNewWest.


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December 28th. 2016

Fun in New West Parks during the Winter

Scenic views of the Fraser River and an array of parks makes New West the go-to destination during winter.

When all of the the parks get cloaked in snow and New West becomes a paradise in your backyard. Here are our favourite parks to visit during the winter time – don’t forget a camera and some gloves!

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1. Tipperary Park

Tipperary Park is known for its monuments, ponds and friendship park. The pathways, trees and mini waterfalls will provide you with a calming and relaxing experience. There is also a walking tour for history buffs and picnic tables so you can enjoy your hot cocoa amongst the trees!


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2. Glenbrook Ravine

Glenbrook Ravine offers a winding, gorgeous nature trail for all of you park enthusiasts. This park offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and provides bridges, trees and plants that are native to New West.


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3.Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park is a beacon of entertainment during the winter. There is an off-leash dog area, so you can grab some great pictures of your puppy frolicking in the snow, the perfect hill to toboggan down, and very scenic views from the walking trails that will wow you.

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4. Westminster Pier Park

Do you want to spend some time checking out the winter river views? Westminster Pier Park’s boardwalk has the best views of the river and the city in the snow. When you finish up at the park, you can go warm up with some hot chocolate or coffees from Tre Galli in the River Market!

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December 23rd. 2016

2016 Boxing Day at Queensborough Landing


Boxing Day sales will take over New West on December 26th, and even though you may have already gotten a bunch of gifts for Christmas, the inner shopper in you will not be able to deny the fun of finding the best sales!

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Queensborough Landing Factory Outlets is the best outlet shopping centre in the lower mainland to shop for specials and savings on everything you need and didn’t know you needed!


From electronics, to clothes, to shoes, and housing – this suburban outlet mall has it all.

Tag us in your shopping fun #MadeInNewWest on social media!

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