Vacation in Your Backyard

Friday, June 3, 2022

Looking for a summer getaway? There's no reason why you should find one from the comfort of your home. That's right, Downtown New West has you covered. You’re bound for a unique experience, like a vacation IN YOUR BACKYARD!

Check out how Downtown New West can be a vacation for you from morning to night!

Wanna really leave your house to be pampered 24/7? Consider booking a night's stay at the luxurious Inn at the Quay, with riverside views and a prime location to get to everywhere else in Downtown. 


Photo by @innatthequay on Instagram

1. Start your morning by filling your stomach at Angelina’s Dutch Corner for a tasty breakfast. 

Angelina's Dutch Corner

Photo by @angelinasdutchcorner on Instagram

810 Quayside Dr Unit 122, New Westminster, BC V3M 6B9 

Monday/Tuesday 8am-3pm

Wednesday-Sunday 8am-6:30pm 

2. Take a chance to stroll west along the Pier Park and go check out the Fraser River Discovery Centre, where you will learn about the mighty Fraser River parallel to the boardwalk you just walked through


Photo by @thefrdc on Instagram

788 Quayside Dr, New Westminster, BC V3M 6Z6 

Wednesday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm

3. Kick off your afternoon and head to the Shops at New West complex or take on an exciting challenge at the Pandora’s Locks

Pandora's Locks

Photo by @pandoraslocks on Instagram

405 Columbia St., New Westminster, BC V3L 1A9

Monday-Friday, Sunday 3 pm - 8:45 pm 

Saturday 1:15 pm - 10:30 pm

4. Overcoming the Escape room will build up a big appetite so bounce back to Eats at the Pier for hotdogs, fish and chips and more

Eats at the Pier

Photo by the City of New West

Westminster Pier Park, New Westminster, BC V3M 6Z6

Monday-Sunday 12pm-8pm on GOOD WEATHER DAYS

5. Can’t forget to treat yourself while on vacation, head on over to get your nails all glammed up at April Nail Spa

April Nail Spa

Photo by @aprilnail_spa on Instagram

989 Carnarvon St, New Westminster, Bc V3M 1G2

Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm 

Sunday 10am-5pm

6. Is a vacation even with a vacation unless you capture some photos for memories? Our murals are a beautiful place to take selfies and photographs; which one is your favourite? We've got the front street mews, the pollinator bee mural, our #togethernewwest mural & more!


7. Start winding down the night with a glass of fancy wine and dine dinner at one of New West’s all-time bests, The Boathouse Restaurant.


Photo by @boathousebc on Instagram

900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster, BC V3M 6G1 

Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm 

Friday 11am-10pm 

Saturday 10:30am-10pm 

Sunday 10:30am-9pm

8. Nothing says Vacation like a nice big scoop of gelato! Don’t forget to grab a cold treat at Tre Galli Gelato

Tre Galli

Photo by @exercise_toeat on Instagram

810 Quayside Dr #121, New Westminster, BC V3M 6B9

Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

9. Attending events is a must-do activity wherever you're vacationing. This summer, Downtown New West isn't lacking in that! Fridays On Front, our hallmark event is coming back after two and a half years, and we've got so many daily events you can see here

FoF2018 food Fusion Icy

No summer getaway will beat a Vacation in Your Backyard in Downtown New West! Share your vacation with us on social media using #BounceBackDowntown

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