New Westminster Travel Guide
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All you need is around you
Queensborough and Patello Bridges
In a nutshell
A historic town vs. Vancouver suburb
Royal Westminster Regiment Museum
The museum of the Royal Westminster Regiment is housed in the old gun room of the historic Armoury. This militia unit has 28 battle honours and continues to provide an Infantry Company to augment the Regular Force on NATO, and UN missions. This small city's regiment has also...
Queen's Park is located on the site of a converted fairground and is as old as Stanley Park. Although not as large as Stanley Park, it features a number of similar attractions, including the province's first spray park, Rainbow Playland, a petting zoo, sports and picnicking...
Westminster Quay Public Market
Westminster Quay Public Market opened in 1985 and was the catalyst for the redevelopment of the New Westminster's downtown. Inside the market you can find a few book stores, clothing stores, a travel agency, a food court, and various food stores. There is also the...
The Bug Lab
The Bug Lab is an Invertebrate Zoo, featuring over 25 different live and native invertebrate species housed in a safe and educational environment. View tarantulas, scorpions, leaf and stick insects, coakroaches and mantids, crickets, grasshoppers, centipedes and millipedes,...
Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame
The Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame was officially opened on May 17, 1967. The problem is that they hid it in the community centre. This place means something to you if you know your Canadian Lacrosse. Otherwise, it may be fairly disappointing. Both the Minto and Mann Cups...
Inn At Westminster Quay
1 Review and 154 Opinions The Inn at the Westminster Quay is located right by the Fraser River on the New Westminster Quay....
Heritage Grill: Seafood fettucini to die for
The Heritage Grill's food is awesome! I would pass up the old Speghetti Factory any day to come here. The menu may be small, but good things often come in small packages. The resturant lacks a little bit of an artistic touch to it, not as cozy as it should be, but I hear...
The Old Spaghetti Factory: The Old Spaghetti Factory
The Old Spaghetti Factory is a North American chain located in hundreds of cities all over the continent. It displays local history in each restaurant, so the interior has a unique local edge... so it's easy to assume there's only one Old Spaghetti Factory... the one that...
The Standard: The Standard
It used to be Barfly and before that it was Mardi Gras. It's still a decent place and has lineups on Friday and Saturday. They recently had a Girls Gone Wild shoot there recently.
Written Sep 2, 2005
Address: 140 6th Street
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take the skytrain!
The Skytrain is the most efficient way of getting from New West to downtown Vancouver. There are five different Skytrain stations (I'm quoting from their website here):22nd Street Station On 7th Avenue at 22nd Street in New Westminster. Close to Marine Way and Queensborough....
New West is easily accessable from downtown Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey. You can get there by taking the skytrain eastbound and getting off at the New Westminster or Columbia skytrain stations. It takes approximately 20 minutes to go to New Westminster from downtown...
BC Penitentiary Convicts Cemetary
Hidden from view, the BC Penitentiary convicts’ cemetery abuts the eastern boundary of the now vacant Woodlands Institution. It is otherwise bordered by the ravine, the back yards of neighbouring town homes, and a dense blackberry bramble which -- had City officials not...
The cenotaph, located in Memorial Plaza in front of City Hall, commemorates members of the Armed Forces and Merchant Navy who gave their lives in the service of Canada. The cenotaph was unveiled in 1922 near the corner of McBride Boulevard and Columbia St. Later it was moved...
The BC Penitentiary opened in 1878 and had a very colourful history which included riots, hostage-taking and murders. It lasted for 102 years until it closed in 1980. The story of the British Columbia Penitentiary, the first federal penitentiary west of Manitoba, begins with...
Canada Games Pool
Canada Games Pool was built in 1972 to host the Canada Summer Games scheduled for 1973. It's a great place to to swimming and workout. The Olympic-sized pool has a middle section devoted to lengths swimming and a deep end complete with diving towers boards, an indoor waterslide and rope and trolley swings. A kids pool is equipped with a mini-slide for the rugrats. It also includes a swirl pool, sauna, on-deck basketball and ping pong areas. Canada Games Pool has lots of water toys such as floating tubes, foam logs and mats, giant rubber saucers and kids toys keep it fun.
For those serious about fitness, the pool has a mezzanine fitness area equipped with treadmills, cycles and stairmasters. A free weight area, an on-deck Nautilus Fitness Circuit and Hammer Strength Area are available for strength training and on-site trainers are available.
Adult admission to the facility is $5. However, multiple tickets and monthly passes can give you a deal.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: 65 East 6th Avenue
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Columbia street can be pretty interesting. It is New Westminster's main downtown street and you can find a number of cafes, pubs, and small shops. Wedding service shops on Columbia are all over the place and so are many second hand shops. The street has undergone a revival...
Stroll Down Antique Alley
This is a pretty cool place to go retro and find all those old useless things. This row of shops, dedicated to the nostalgic, is located on Front Street near the Westminster Quay. The street is also well known as a site for movie productions. I've seen the street used for...
New Westminster was founded on a lofty hill where two branches of the Fraser River meet. The site was chosen as much for the strategic value of its natural defenses as for the commercial potential of the area. In 1859, New Westminster was the mainland berth for the fleet of...
World's Tallest Tin Soldier
New Westminster was not about to be left aside in the pursuit of roadside attractions that seemed to grip BC in the late 20th century. In the autumn of 2000, the Simon Fraser Society for Community Living, a support organization for disabled children, came up with the idea to...
The Minto Cup is located in the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. It is awarded annually to the champion junior men's lacrosse team of Canada. It was donated in 1901 by the Governor-General, Lord Minto, but until 1934 was awarded to the senior men's champion of Canada. During...
The Mann Cup can be found in the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. It is the trophy awarded to the senior men's lacrosse champions of Canada. It was donated in 1901 by Sir Donald Mann. It was originally a challenge trophy, but in 1925 the trophy was turned over to the Canadian...
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