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New Westminster Local Attractions | The Met Hotel, New Westminster
just a couple of minutes from us...
32 minutes from us...Vancouver’s Chinatown has over one hundred years of history, characterized by the spectacular streetscape with unique lamp posts and heritage buildings. There is much to do in historic Chinatown: shop for an imaginative array of affordable goods and gifts, savour Chinese gourmet foods at the fresh market or restaurants, obtain personal consultations and Chinese herbs at the bountiful herbal stores, and take photos in front of century-old buildings and new Chinatown landmarks.
Tel: 604.682.8998 | www.vancouverchinatown.ca
39 minutes from us...Nestled under the Granville Street Bridge, Granville Island was formerly an industrial area renewed to a vibrant complex full of festivals, recreation, shopping, and culture. Walk through the public markets, watch the street performers, take in a theatre performance, or dine and dance the night away in one of the many bistros and restaurants. Many types of recreation are available, such as afternoon tours, boat rentals, sports activities, and a children’s water park.
Tel: 604.666.5784 | www.granvilleisland.com
Vancouver Art Gallery
37 minutes from us...International and local talent in constantly changing exhibitions, plus a permanent collection that highlights British Columbia’s own Emily Carr.
750 Hornby Street, Vancouver | Tel: 604.662.4719 | www.vanartgallery.bc.ca
38 minutes from us...Sightseeing, dining and special event cruises by Vancouver’s best. This sailing experience offers unparalleled panoramic views of the city skyline, the surrounding Coastal Mountain range and many of the area’s most famous landmarks. Vancouver’s only narrated tour of the inner harbour and the popular Sunset Dinner Cruise.
#1 North Foot of Denman Street, Vancouver | Tel: 604.688.72461 | www.boatcruises.com
Museum of Anthropology
45 minutes from us...This Arthur Erickson-designed museum on the UBC campus features the art, history, and culture of the area’s First Nations. The Koerner Gallery houses a collection of European ceramics unique to North America.
6393 N. W. Marine Drive, Vancouver | Tel: 604.822.3825 | www.moa.ubc.ca
Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre
32 minutes from us...Vertigo sufferers beware: the best 360-degree view of the city is from the top of the Harbour Centre Tower, 158 metres (518 feet) above ground. Tours run every hour, and tickets are good all day, so plan to come back to see the lights.
555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver | Tel: 604.689.0421 | www.vancouverlookout.com
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
32 minutes from us...The first authentic classical Chinese garden in North America, it is located right in the heart of downtown. Created in the Ming Dynasty style, this garden offers all visitors a wonderful cultural experience. For those who want to experience, peace, tranquility and a feast for the senses, this is a worthy excursion.
578 Carrall Street, Vancouver | Tel: 604.662.3207 | www.vancouverchinesegarden.com
Grouse Mountain, The Peak of Vancouver
36 minutes from us...Just 15 minutes from Downtown Vancouver, escape to the snowy slopes of this beautiful mountain. Once there, you can attempt the famous local “Grouse Grind” hiking trail, or for those of you who want a more leisurely method of getting to the top – take the Skyride. In the summertime, enjoy the World Famous Lumberjack Show, the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, Birds in Motion Demonstrations and a multitude of nature trails. In the winter, there is skiing, a skating rink, snowshoe trails and much more. At anytime, there is the wonderful and stunning views from this rugged mountain peak.
6400 Nancy Green Way, North Vancouver | Tel: 604.980.9311 | www.grousemountain.com
5 minutes from us...Queens Park holds all there is to offer. With a petting zoo, water park, garden, picnic tables, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, a new turf field for soccer and lacrosse, an arena and an arenex Queens Park has it all for all ages. Home of the New Westminster Salmonbellies lacrosse team and several other sports teams Queens Park takes up multiple blocks of the city. It is also the home of the Arts Council of New Westminster.
1st Street and 3rd Avenue, New Westminster | Tel: 604.777.5111 | www.newwestpcr.ca
Richmond Nature Park
28 minutes from us...The Park provides recreation and education for all ages. Winding trails with a total length of approximately 5 km provide visitors with the opportunity to encounter plants and animals in bog, forest and pond habitats.
11851 Westminster Highway, Richmond | Tel: 604.718.6188 | www.richmond.ca/parks/parks/naturepark/about.htm
VanDusen Botanical Garden
32 minutes from us...This beautiful 55 acre botanical garden is a must see! A vast collection of plant species from around the globe – spring rhododendron, laburnum walks, ornamental cherry trees, water lilies, etc. – in a serene setting. While there, keep an eye out for the magnificent array of bird species which frequent the garden.
5251 Oak Street, Vancouver | Tel: 604.257.8666 | www.vandusengarden.org
UBC Botanical Garden & Nitobe Memorial Garden
46 minutes from us...At this “Hidden Gem” of a garden, visitors can expect a learning experience rich with interesting plants and informative signs.
6804 South West Marine Drive, Vancouver | Tel: 604.822.9666 | www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org
H.R. Macmillan Space Centre
41 minutes from us...The Virtual Voyages full-motion simulator, Groundstation Canada demonstration theatre and Cosmic Courtyard hands-on exhibit gallery are just a sample of the happenings here. The Planetarium runs multimedia shows on space and astronomy beamed onto a 20-metre dome.
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver | Tel: 604.738.7827 | www.spacecentre.ca
IMAX at Canada Place
34 minutes from us...The five-storey screen and wrap-around IMAX sound will startle you. You feel as if you are part of the film.
201 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver | Tel: 604.682.4629 | www.imax.com/vancouver
Playland at the PNE
23 minutes from us...Vancouver’s popular amusement park showcases over 35 rides and attractions for all to enjoy. There is “Kids Place” for the younger ones (ages 3 to 10 years old) and many other enjoyable rides for those adults with thrill-seeking on their minds. At Playland, there is fun and excitement for all ages.
Corner of Hasting Street and Renfrew Street, Vancouver | Tel: 604.253.2311 | www.pne.ca
Science World & Alcan Omnimax
31 minutes from us...Science the fun way: exhibits, hands-on experiments and Alcan Omnimax Theatre.
1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver | Tel: 604.443.7443 | www.telusworldofscience.com/vancouver
Stanley Park and Sea Wall
40 minutes from us...Located close to the heart of the city, Stanley Park is a spectacular 1,000 acre park encircled with an 8 km seawall, and is the second largest urban park in North America. A variety of recreational facilities are available, including a pitch and putt golf course, tennis courts, aquarium, summer theatre, rose gardens, and many restaurants. Lost Lagoon is the haven for many species of birds and marine life, including Canada Geese and the rare Trumpeter Swan.
Tel: 604.257.8400 | www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/parks/parks/stanley
Vancouver Aquarium Marine and Science Centre
41 minutes from us...Attractions Canada voted it the province’s top international tourist stop for its more that 60,000 strange and beautiful animals, including moray eels, sharks, sea lions, seals, and otters. The daily whale shows and shark dives are well worth the trip. Open 365 days / year.
845 Avison Way, Vancouver (Stanley Park) | Tel: 604.659.3474 | www.vanaqua.org
32 minutes from us...Gastown was the original Vancouver, where “Gassy Jack” Deighton landed in 1867. Cobbled streets, courtyards and period lighting create this old-world atmosphere. The Gastown Steam Clock is one of a kind. On February 2, 1971, Gastown was designated a heritage area, and the Victorian architecture and shop-lined streets are now a unique attraction in Western Canada.
145 – 332 Water Street, Vancouver | Tel: 604.683.5650 | www.gastown.org
19 minutes from us...Looking for a first-rate shopping experience? Head to Metropolis at Metrotown, where legions of individual shoppers find what they’re looking for and have a great time doing it! From head to toe... from food to services to entertainment... for him, for her, for them.
4700 Kingsway, Burnaby | Tel: 604.438.4700 | www.metropolisatmetrotown.com
36 minutes from us...A well known landmark in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Pacific Centre is the city’s premiere fashion centre with over 140 shops and services including Canada’s leading fashion department store Holt Renfrew.
700 West Georgia Street, Vancouver | Tel: 604.688.7235 | www.pacificcentre.com
37 minutes from us...A.k.a. Rodeo Drive north, Robson Street between Hornby and Jervis, is a mecca for shoppers, foodies, and people watchers alike. It’s got all the big-name boutiques and a few local treasures.
412 – 1155 Robson Street, Vancouver | Tel: 604.669.8132 | www.robsonstreet.ca
12 minutes from us...Newly opened, Queensborough Landing provides a variety of big-name stores in one convenient location. From Wal-Mart to Best Buy, to fashion outlet stores like Tommy Hilfiger and Mexx, this shopping destination is your one-stop shop for savings!
805 Boyd Street, New Westminster
Westminster Quay Public Market
3 minutes from us...Set on the edge of the Fraser River, the market features numerous vendors selling everything from fresh seafood and vaggies, one-of-a-kind jewellery, books, arts and crafts, clothing and novelty items.
235 – 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster | Tel: 604.520.3881 | www.westminsterquay.com
River Rock Casino
25 minutes from us...Experience the excitement of Western Canada’s largest casino. With 1,000 slot machines, 80 gaming tables, food & bar service plus live entertainment, everything’s bigger here, including the fun! Open 24/7.
8811 River Road, Richmond | Tel: 604.273.1895 | www.riverrock.com
13 minutes from us...Your experience begins as you walk through the doors of this sleek, stylish, and sophisticated 100,000 sq. ft. gaming and entertainment facility. Elements of stone, wood, and steel are woven throughout an interior landscape set ablaze by a powerful red palette. Looking out onto the gaming floor the dazzling 200 sq. ft. video display ushers you into the action.
350 Gifford Street, New Westminster | Tel: 604.777.2WIN (2946) | www.starlightcasino.ca
Canada Games Pool
7 minutes from us...A premier aquatic and fitness destination since 1973, Canada Games Pool is renowned for its innovative lessons, customer service and quality instruction! Canada Games Pool specializes in swimming, fitness and fun. Services are tailored to each age, skill and fitness level. With four different pools, a hot tub and sauna and fitness room with an abundance of equipment, you are in capable hands when you go to Canada Games.
65 E. 6th Avenue, New Westminster | Tel: 604.526.4281 | www.newwestpcr.ca
Mercer Stadium Artificial Turf Field
5 minutes from us...A professional quality sports field for football, soccer and field lacrosse features a grandstand, washrooms, score board and lighting. Field size 12.5 acres.
701 8th Avenue, New Westminster | Tel: 604.527.4567 | www.newwestpcr.ca
Fraser River Bike Tours & Rentals
3 minutes from us...Join Tom on a community ride tour on the Queensborough Loop. This easy two hour ride will give you amazing scenic views of the Fraser River and historic New Westminster. If you’re feeling restlessly adventurous, rent a bike and explore the city on your own terms! Biking is a fabulous way to get exercise as well as an up-close view of buildings and landmarks that just wouldn’t look the same through the window of a car.
150 - 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster | Tel: 604.521.4669 | www.fraserriverbiketours.com
Fraser River Discovery Centre
3 minutes from us...Come, play, explore and discover the living, working Fraser River through interactive exhibits and hands-on programs. With the knowledge of the river’s history and beginning up to its role in today’s society, the Fraser River Discovery Centre helps you understand the body of water that is part of New Westminster’s home. Admission by donation open 7 days a week 10am - 6pm.
788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster | Tel: 604.521.8401 | www.fraserriverdiscovery.org
Samson V Maritime Museum
4 minutes from us...Located on the Fraser River at the Quay, you’re welcomed aboard the Samson V Maritime Museum, a steam-powered sternwheeler built in 1937. Its job was to keep the Fraser River safe for navigation and is available to the public to walk aboard and see how the boat’s sailors lived. Admission by donation. Open May - August Wednesday - Sunday 12pm - 5pm. September - April Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 4pm. You can even book a group tour!
The Quay, New Westminster | Tel: 604.527.4640
3 minutes from us...Located at the New Westminster Skytrain Station the Plaza is the newest addition to the cities shopping centres. With a variety of entertainment, shopping, restaurants, groceries, banks and services to help get everything one needs.
800 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster
Columbia Square Plaza
4 minutes from us...At the west end of Downtown, this neighborhood shopping centre fairly hums with activity – a drugstore, supermarket, specialty shops and restaurants will fill your convenience and service needs.
101 - 78 10th Street, New Westminster | Tel: 604.521.3304
Capilano Suspension Bridge
27 minutes from us...This famous suspension bridge, built in 1889, is suspended 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River. Once over, walk through the magnificent evergreens, down the serene nature trails and to the award-winning Treetops Adventure attraction. Enjoy the experience of a West Coast forest just minutes from Downtown.
3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver | Tel: 604.985.7474 | www.capbridge.com
Historical Residential Walking Tour
3 minutes from us...Come by the Visitor Centre and pick up your copy of the Historic New Westminster Tour Guide for just $2.00! Enjoy a self-guided tour through six neighbourhoods of New Westminster with this book that provides you with insightful information to make your experience as rich as possible.
#423 - 104 1015 Columbia Street, New Westminster | Tel: 604.525.4868 | www.newwestheritage.org
Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours
2 minutes from us...Ready to take you up the Fraser River for an experience you cannot imagine, prepare to learn all about the Fraser River and relax as you travel its waters on an authentic paddlewheeler. The Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours do evening cruises, day cruises to Fort Langley and Steveston, lunch cruises, themed cruises, staff functions, birthdays and weddings.
788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster | Tel: 604.525.4465 | www.vancouverpaddlewheeler.com
River Market at Westminster Quay
3 minutes from us...Set on the edge of the Fraser River, the market features numerous vendors selling everything from fresh seafood and veggies, one-of-a-kind jewelry, books, arts and crafts, clothing and novelty items.
810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster | Tel: 604.520.3881 | www.rivermarket.ca
- Granville Island
- Vancouver Art Gallery
- Harbour Cruises
- Museum of Anthropology
- Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre
Parks and Nature
- Canada Games Pool
- Capilano Suspension Bridge
- Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
- Grouse Mountain
- Historical Residential Walking Tour
- Mercer Stadium Artificial Turf Field
- Queens Park
- Richmond Nature Park
- VanDusen Botanical Garden
- UBC Botanical Garden & Nitobe Memorial Garden
- Fraser River Bike Tours & Rentals
- Fraser River Discovery Centre
- H.R. Macmillan Space Centre
- IMAX at Canada Place
- Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours
- Playland at the PNE
- Samson V Maritime Museum
- Science World & Alcan Omnimax
- Stanley Park and Sea Wall
- Vancouver Aquarium Marine and Science Centre