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New Westminster BC - Recreation - Activities - Things to Do
Walking Around New Westminster

new westminsterWalking tours are an ideal way to experience this amazing city at your own pace. Choose from two historic walking tours, take the Esplanade Walking Tour to view the best of the Fraser River, or travel through Upper New Westminster. Sapperton features two historic churches and Fraser Cemetery with spectacular views of the city. Queensborough offers a more rural setting, take a stroll along the dyke at rivers edge, past fish boats, docks and boat houses. If residential homes are something that you admire then the Brow of the Hill neighbouirhood offers excellent opportunities to see some of the older heritage homes. Walking tour brochures are available from the New Westminster Museum. Four popular tours are; Historic Residential Walking Tour, Historic Columbia Walking Tour, Esplanade Walking Tour, Upper New Westminster Walking Tour.

Sporting Activities

If you enjoy sports then New Westminster provides plenty of opportunity to enjoy your favourite sporting passtime. Sports venues are well provided with a full range of fields/pitches/courts available for use. Mercer Stadium offers a full range of sporting surfaces and is home to Hyacks Football teams and is one of the venues for the Vancouver Metro Soccer League. Golf is well catered for with over 30 courses within 1 hour drive of New Westminster. Canada Games Pool is a fully equiped swimming facility that offers a range of pools for swimming and diving.

Natural Sights, Parks and Wildlife Activities

Parks offer a great way to undwind and relax In addition to 48 community parks, New Westminster offers inviting walking trails, exciting leisure activities and state-of-the-art recreation facilities. rainbow playlandTake a nature walk through Hume Park, or a peaceful stroll through the gardens and tranquil ponds of Friendship Gardens. Glenbrook Ravine Park, on the old BC Penitentiary site, offers 12 acres of natural ravine setting with trails leading to a small meadow. Read on for more information about New Westminster's local outdoor attractions. For a listing of community and neighbourhood parks click here for listings provided by the Parks and Recreation Service. This link will provide you with all the latest facts and figures as well as detailed maps for each of the facilities. All ages are catered to a favourite location is Rainbow Playland for children, "Rainbow Playland" is the family play area in Queen's Park, featuring a petting farm, spray park and TREATS concession. Located in a beautiful park setting with picnic tables and shelters, swings, and an adventure playground close by, it's the perfect place to spend a summer day. There is also a petting zoo at Queen's Park which is operated seasonally.

Water Activities

You can enjoy a tour of the Fraser river on a Paddlewheeler, Paddlewheeler cruises on BC's Famous Fraser River all year round. Experience a river adventure on an authentic sternwheeler. Inquire about daily schedules by calling us. Group tours & private charters available year round. Next to Westminster Quay Public Market. Fishing charters are available all year round as well as boat charters. Kayaking and Scuba diving is available aldo.


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