Welcome to New Westminster, BC

Only 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver by SkyTrain, New Westminster is quickly becoming a destination in its own right. A rebirth of downtown is transforming the community with exciting new entertainment and residences.

Here’s what’s new within walking distance of Inn At The Quay:

  • Revamped River Market & “Food 360” concept
  • Pier Park boardwalk basketball courts & playground
  • Shops at New West Station, restaurants, movie theatre & spas
  • Anvil Centre, 18,000 sq. ft. of event and conference space in downtown New Westminster

Anvil Centre

A new boutique conference and cultural centre in the heart of Downtown New Westminster, just steps from the Inn At The Quay hotel. Anvil Centre is a state-of-the art facility and is host to functions, performances, meetings, conventions or conference.

Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6

Activities & Attractions

Stroll the New Westminster Quay boardwalk

Along this two-mile stretch, make stops at the new River Market, Pier Park, and the Fraser River Discovery Centre.

Browse Columbia Street boutiques and Bridal Row

Here in New Westminster you’ll find Vancouver’s Bridal Row stores, heritage buildings, galleries, boutiques and antiques shops.

Enjoy downtown shops and sips at Pacific Breeze Winery

The Shops at New West Station are the latest addition to the city’s shopping scene. And there’s no appointment needed for a tasting at Pacific Breeze Winery, just one kilometer away.

Ride the SkyTrain

Want a hassle-free Vancouver visit? Avoid traffic and take the SkyTrain downtown. There’s a station across the street from the hotel (Columbia St. & 8th St.) and another one nearby at Columbia St. & 4th St.

Visit a nearby casino

Two 24-hour casinos are within a 15-minute drive of Inn At The Quay: Starlight Casino and Hard Rock Vancouver Casino.

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

The  Inn At The Quay is 8 kms or 10 minutes from Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.

Stay and Play with the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam, BC. It's home to unparalleled entertainment, dining and gaming offerings. With an 80,000 square foot casino floor, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver offers more than 950 interactive slot machines and popular table games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Poker, Pai Gow, Craps, VIP high limit salons and others.

With multiple performance spaces including a state-of-the-art 1,100 seat theatre, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver boasts the best in music, comedy, performance arts, and as well as local artists making their mark in the entertainment world.

Starlight Casino

Starlight Casino offers the ultimate gaming experience and is located just a short 10 minute drive from the hotel. Other options are to take the Skytrain station and then board their Casino Shuttle from the 22nd Street Station or Royal City Mall. Starlight Casino features a newly designed VIP area including private salons, five tantalizing dining options for food connoisseurs; surrounded by non-stop action and free live entertainment. You can feel the excitement as soon as you come in! For more information about dining, entertainment and shuttle service schedule visit their website at www.starlightcasino.ca

Festivals & Events

  • Royal City Farmer’s Market
  • Hyack Festival (mid-May) Community festival with a parade, live entertainment, fireworks, sporting events, rides and carnival games.
  • BC Cultural Crawl (August) A self-guided tour of New Westminster gardens, galleries, museums and artist studios during the BC Day long weekend.
  • Pride Week (August) Special performances, fundraising events and other entertainment throughout the weekend.
  • Foodtruck Festival (August)
  • River Fest (September) The Fraser River Discovery Center presents harbour tours, a boat parade, tours of the Samson V and live riverside entertainment.