The 10 Best Things to Do in New Westminster, Canada

September 22, 2017 Malia Yoakum

New Westminster is a historically important city in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada, and is a member municipality of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. It was founded by Major-General Richard Moody as the capital of the new-born Colony of British Columbia in 1858, and continued in that role until the Mainland and Island Colonies were merged in 1866, and was the Mainland's largest city from that year until it was passed in population by Vancouver during the first decade of the 20th Century.
Restaurants in New Westminster

1. Queen's Park

First Street & Third Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 2G5, Canada +1 604-777-5111
Excellent
57%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

Queen's Park

Reviewed By Chris D - New Westminster, Canada

No rose garden, no petting zoo, no lacrosse. Lots of evergreens dripping last night's rain on the trails. Still, many positives - a lack of traffic noise and exhaust fumes, trails all to yourself (almost), great views upriver, look at progress on replacing the Arenex. So, maybe better in summer, but still a great spot in winter. Dress warmly.

2. Burnaby Village Museum

6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3T6, Canada +1 604-297-4565
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 451 reviews

Burnaby Village Museum

Where History Comes to Life - Stroll down the streets of our 1920s community. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Take a ride on the 1912 CW Parker Carousel, explore the restored 1912 Interurban Tram, and enjoy a treat in the Ice Cream Parlour.

Reviewed By Janie M - Burnaby, Canada

Went to see the Christmas Lights at Heritage Village and was blown away at how beautiful and interesting the outing was. It was very cold but we were dressed for the weather and it really help set the tone for Christmas We intend to visit...MoreThanks for the review! So pleased you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again!

3. Mundy Park

641 Hillcrest st., Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Excellent
77%
Good
22%
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5 based on 99 reviews

Mundy Park

Reviewed By Jorgen G - Coquitlam

When the signs are up warning people there are bears in the forest do not go there, nice and varied paths you can actually get lost in if you do not follow the signs, one of the lakes has turtles to watch

4. New Westminster Quay

New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Excellent
34%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
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4 based on 195 reviews

New Westminster Quay

Reviewed By Darcy N

The Quay is a lovely place to stroll along the Fraser River and walk amongst beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees. I enjoy it everytime.

5. Burnaby Mountain Park

7600 Halifax St, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 4M8, Canada +1 604-294-7450
Excellent
59%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 260 reviews

Burnaby Mountain Park

A beautiful park just a twenty-minute drive away from downtown; offers scenic views, picnic areas and hiking trails.

Reviewed By jacquelinefearon - Port Coquitlam, Canada

My husband and I had our wedding location picked out before we got engaged.It was a whirlwind romance,plans to wed,proposal and wedding happened fast.He decided to propose to me at this garden at the exact spot we knew that we would be wed(in front of the alter).It was a gorgeous ceremony,full of love,smiles and of course roses.
It was on Canada Day and despite a little morning rain(which is said to be good luck) the weather was amazing.
We went here the day before our 1st anniversary(we were out of town the actual day of anniversary)

6. Westminster Pier Park

Begbie Street, New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 6Z6, Canada
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

Westminster Pier Park

Reviewed By Kat13Falk

Great well visited Park. There’s the urban beach with beach volleyball, hammocks and a water park. The gorgeous letter “W” sculpture. There are many spots to sit and enjoy the view. Picnic tables. A concession. Washrooms. A basketball court and wonderful Gardens with beautiful views. Lots to enjoy at this park.

7. Central Park

4946 Canada Way | (Burnaby Parks and Recreation), Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 4H7, Canada +1 604-294-7450
Excellent
55%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 172 reviews

Central Park

This scenic park has 8.5 kilometers of trails for biking and walking, as well as general recreational facilities.

Reviewed By Roisinniamh - Ottawa, Canada

Burnaby Central Park is a beautiful place to spend a few hours with nature while still being minutes from all of Burnaby’s amenities. My family and I really enjoyed our afternoon walking among giant trees, admiring ducks in the ponds and stopping at different play structures throughout the park.
The squirrels are the tamest I have ever come across and they will literally chase you down for a snack. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.
Sadly a young girl was killed in the park over the summer of July 2017 so there is a bit of a darkness associated with the park. My heart goes out to this girl and her family.

8. Como Lake Park

700 Gatensbury St, Coquitlam, British Columbia V3J 5G8, Canada
Excellent
52%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 85 reviews

Como Lake Park

Reviewed By fj67 - Coquitlam, BC

Good for a dog on leash walk of about 1.2 km on a bark mulch path around the lake. Many spots to rest in shade and/or on many memorial benches and picnic tables. Never crowded. Watch but please DO NOT FEED the geese and ducks. Small kids enjoy the neat playground there while old codgers like me enjoy seeing the young families.

9. Quayside Esplanade & Boardwalk

Quayside neighbourhood, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Excellent
53%
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44%
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Quayside Esplanade & Boardwalk

Reviewed By Tripsterchick - Victoria, BC

Obviously not as picturesque as in spring or summer, but even in December this was a pleasant place to stroll and learn about the history and workings of the Fraser River. There are numerous plaques along the boardwalk explaining shipping, fishing, ecology, development, etc., as well as benches with views over the water. We took a thermos of coffee and some nibblies and enjoyed watching the world go by. The walk starts at the quayside, where you’ll find restaurants, coffee shops, a pub and assorted stores, plus the Fraser River Discovery Centre. Pay parking is adjacent.

10. Deer Lake Park

6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 2J3, Canada +1 604-294-7450
Excellent
59%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

Deer Lake Park

Reviewed By Mf-tantawy - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Went there with my spouse in a sunny fall day. We had amazing time, wandering around the lake and in the park. I intended to visit the nearby Historical village but unfortunately was closed. Loved the place and will definitely go there again if I have a chance to enjoy the natural beauty.

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