March 30th. 2017

Capture Photography Festival hits New West!

The Capture Photography Festival is coming to New West throughout the month of April!

This Metro Vancouver event has exhibits in New Westminster for the first time. This year, artists from all around submitted pictures for the theme of Traffic. Come find these stunning photographs and be inspired by the incredible 30 x 40 foot installations. You don’t want to miss out on seeing these thought provoking pieces from talented Canadian artists.

Check out The Telephone Salesman by Matthew Brooks at 350 Columbia Street.


Check out Heliographic Scale by New West’s own James Nizam at 611 Sixth Street, right by Royal City Centre.


Also be sure to visit the three local galleries participating in the Capture Festival; New Media Gallery, Gabor Gasztonyi Studio & Gallery, and the Van Dop Gallery.

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March 20th. 2017

Hello Spring! We’ve missed you.

The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming – we couldn’t have asked for a better way to welcome Spring.

Take a stroll along the Waterfront Esplanade to see these Instagram-worthy floral arrangements.


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Spring is #MadeInNewWest
Show us how you enjoy Spring by tagging us on your photos!

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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.

Share with us your Spring Break #MadeInNewWest moments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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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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Pictures by Jennifer Gauthier / The Record

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

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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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