Exhibits

Experience the Fraser
experience the fraser

788 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604-521-8401
Fax: 604-521-9401

The Fraser River Discovery Centre offers a fun and interactive mini ravine trail system that promotes the opportunities and experiences the Lower Fraser River corridor has to offer. The indoor trail will transport you to the scenic shore of the Mighty Fraser and invite you to get on a bike, portage a voyageur canoe or simply experience the joy of a walk through the woods.

Opened:

September 2014

Hours:

September to May:

Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

June to August:

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

I Spy
ispy

788 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604-521-8401
Fax: 604-521-9401

The Fraser River Discovery Centre presents a permanent interactive exhibit on the working river highlights economic activity along the Fraser River. A series of panels are combined with a lookout and listening station. We would like to thank our partners: BNSF, SRY Rail Link, SMIT, Fraser River Pile and Dredge, Port Metro Vancouver, Fraser Surrey Docks, and Seaspan for their contributions in the development of this exhibit.

Opened: 

September 2013

Hours:

September to May:

Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

June to August:

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

My River My Home
my river my home

788 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604-521-8401
Fax: 604-521-9401

At the Fraser River Discovery Centre: the exhibit is a global exchange of children’s artwork, developed as part of a collaborative, scientific research project between Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of the Fraser Valley. We would like to thank our partners: the University of Fraser Valley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Research Centre, DFO and Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Opened:

September 2013

Hours:

September to May:

Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

June to August:

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Seafood for Thought
seafood for thought

788 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604-521-8401
Fax: 604-521-9401

At the Fraser River Discovery Centre, the exhibit Seafood for Thought explores contemporary issues regarding sustainable fishing and will help visitors make seafood choices that benefit our waterways. Human activity on land and industrial fishing have destroyed marine ecosystems and driven some species to extinction. Scientists have warned that if we do not change the way we fish, we could run out of seafood by 2048. At the same time, we are encouraged to eat seafood for its health benefits. A growing world population will lead to increased demand for seafood. What are we to do? Explore Seafood for Thought to learn about sustainable seafood and what we can do to preserve marine habitat. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site.

Opened:

August 2014

Hours:

September to May:

Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

June to August:

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

WOW Westminster
denancetosociety

Westminster Pier Park
New Westminster, BC

WOW Westminster is a popular outdoor art installation along the New Westminster Quay. The 140-foot display is made out of shipping containers and was designed by José Resende. This is one of the hottest photo spots in New West for visitors and locals alike. Make sure to check it out because the only way to do it justice is seeing it in person!