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Discover Activities and Things to Do in New Westminster

Culture, Cafés and Cool Vibes: Explore New Westminster

Welcome to the heart of Metro Vancouver, where old meets new, and tradition mingles with innovation. Welcome to New Westminster, BC … a city riding high on a wave of urban revitalization and cultural resurgence. Brimming with hip cafés, cutting-edge art spaces, and stunning spots for that perfect Instagram shot, New Westminster promises endless possibilities for exploration and enjoyment. Here, staying connected is a breeze, thanks to citywide free Wi-Fi. For a comprehensive list of happenings around the city, be sure to visit Tourism New Westminster.

Centrally located, Inn At The Quay is your gateway to all the top attractions New Westminster has to offer, just a stone’s throw from the iconic Fraser River Boardwalk. Venturing out to downtown Vancouver? Hop on the SkyTrain at the New West Station, conveniently located right across from our hotel, and find yourself amidst Vancouver’s urban delights in a breezy 25 minutes. Additionally, with Vancouver International Airport just a 30-minute drive away, your arrival and departure couldn’t be more hassle-free.

So, why just pass through when you can immerse yourself in all that New Westminster has to offer? We invite you to extend your stay, dive into our vibrant local scene, and discover the countless reasons why a day or two more in New Westminster is time well-spent!

Explore New Westminster – So Many Reasons to Stay Another Day

Welcome to New Westminster, a buzzing Metro Vancouver city that expertly blends heritage charm with an artsy, contemporary vibe. Its lively streets are dotted with cool cafés, unique art spaces, and a plethora of picturesque locations for that perfect selfie. Nestled right on the Fraser River Boardwalk, the Inn At The Quay is steps away from top attractions, immersing you in the heart of the action. The rich, vibrant spirit of New Westminster invites you to delve deeper, to stay another day, and to truly discover the unique allure of our urban oasis.


Step into a delightful array of shopping experiences just a stone’s throw away from Inn At The Quay. Stroll through the charming Columbia Street boutiques, discover hidden gems at local antique shops, or visit the Shops at New West Station. If you’re looking to say ‘yes’ to the dress, don’t miss Bridal Row, a treasure trove for those seeking that perfect wedding ensemble.


Indulge in a culinary adventure that’s as diverse as New Westminster itself. The revived River Market is just next door, bursting with dining establishments serving a cornucopia of cuisines. Extend your gastronomic journey with a brief five- to ten-minute walk, leading you to more eateries that will tantalize your taste buds. It’s a foodie’s paradise, right on your doorstep.

Parks & Recreation

Savour the simplicity of nature at your doorstep here at Inn At The Quay. Take a leisurely stroll on the two-mile New Westminster Quay Boardwalk, a riverside path weaving an enchanting tale of tranquility. Let the journey lead you to the vibrant Pier Park, where inviting hammocks, a fun playground, pulsating basketball courts, and a lively concert venue await your exploration.

For those seeking a serene retreat, Queen’s Park is but a short distance away. Discover a sanctuary adorned with lush gardens, whispering trails, and an invigorating sports arena.

Arts & Culture

Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of New Westminster, a city brimming with artistic flair and a bustling cultural scene. From the rising constellation of avant-garde galleries scattered across town, to the public art masterpieces that grace Pier Park and Hyack Square, artistic inspiration is abundant and omnipresent. Coordinate your stay with the local festivities that colour our calendar, including the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest, Pride Week, Hyack Festival, the BC Cultural Crawl, and River Fest.


Experience the heart of New Westminster right on the vibrant boardwalk. Delve into local flavors at the River Market, or immerse yourself in regional heritage at the Fraser River Discovery Centre. Hunt for laughs at the House of Comedy, and challenge your intellect at Pandora’s Locks escape rooms. When you’re ready for a dash of excitement, the Hard Rock or Starlight Casinos are just a quick SkyTrain ride or drive away.

Sports Teams

For teams looking for an ideal home base, Inn at the Quay stands unmatched. Nestled in the heart of New Westminster, it serves as a central hub for team success. It is close to some of the best athletic venues in the city, including the North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex, Planet Ice Coquitlam, Planet Ice Delta, Scotia Barn, and Royal City Curling Club, with the excitement of the təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre on the horizon for 2024. A special welcome begins the visit….then, after a day of competition or training, athletes can retreat to the comfort of our well-appointed guest rooms or relive the game’s highlights at one of the nearby team-friendly eateries! Our proximity to a variety of sporting locales ensures your players focus on the win!

Business & Education

Whether you’re visiting for work, studies, or a campus tour, Inn At The Quay is the ideal base. Our hotel sits in close proximity to key establishments, such as the state-of-the-art Anvil Centre, the renowned Justice Institute of BC, and the esteemed Douglas College. Our location also caters to Urban Academy visitors, making campus visits convenient. Extending your stay? New Westminster offers a variety of teambuilding activities to foster stronger bonds with your colleagues. Discover the ease of mixing business, education, and pleasure at the Inn At The Quay.


Inn At The Quay is often chosen as a comforting haven for families supporting loved ones at the neighboring Royal Columbian Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital. Our hotel offers a serene retreat during medical journeys, with easy access to a myriad of local specialists and clinics. Find peace, support, and convenience during your stay at Inn At The Quay, right in the heart of healthcare excellence.

Metro Vancouver

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