5 Picnic Spots to Visit this Spring in New Westminster!

As warmer weather approaches, it is time to pack some snacks and drinks to spend a day relaxing in the beautiful parks with your friends and family. Below, we have listed five parks in New Westminster that are within walking distance from nearby Skytrain stations, or accessible by a quick bus ride.

Westminster Pier Park

Right across the street from Columbia Skytrain Station is the popular Westminster Pier Park overlooking the Fraser River. This park is easily accessible for those driving as well, offering lots of available pay parking. With picnic tables, benches, fields, playgrounds, a basketball court, washroom facilities, and beautiful scenery overlooking the river and across to the city of Surrey, it is the perfect spot to enjoy a nice picnic outside.

📍: 1-6th St, New Westminster, BC

Tipperary Park

Next to the City Hall is a quiet and peaceful park called Tipperary Park. Nestled between Royal Ave and 3rd Street, this park is a 10-minute walk up the hill from Columbia Skytrain Station. It is a beautiful park to walk around and enjoy the surrounding nature as well as to sit down at one of the benches or tables to enjoy a hearty picnic. Make sure to visit Friendship Gardens beside the park to enjoy a quaint garden with ponds, small waterfalls, stepping stones, bridges, and lots of plants and trees. 

📍: 315 Queens Ave, New Westminster, BC V3L 1K1

Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park is a large community park perfect for outdoor lovers! Easily accessible by a 15-minute walk from Columbia Skytrain Station or a quick 10-minute bus ride, this park offers numerous amenities such as an arena, sports fields, spray parks, and more. At Queen’s Park, there are sheltered picnic tables that you can reserve for a large gathering, so come on down and reserve a table to kick-start the warm weather!

📍: 3rd Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 1V2

Grimston Park

Have you ever looked out the Skytrain to a sign saying “New Westminster Welcomes You” and wondered where that was? That’s Grimston Park! Only a 10-minute walk from 22nd Street Station, Grimston Park is a lovely park with a baseball field, a playground, a waterpark, and lots of picnic tables for you to enjoy a nice picnic on a sunny day. There is also an open field that overlooks the city where you can spread out a picnic cloth and sit down, enjoying the scenery while snacking on some food.

📍: 1900 7th Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 2L3

Ryall Park

Finally, take a quick 10-minute bus ride from 22nd Street Station and we have Ryall Park, located in the Queensborough neighbourhood of New Westminster. This park offers multiple sports fields, playgrounds, picnic tables, and waterparks all surrounding the Queensborough Community Centre. Ryall Park also offers a sheltered picnic area that can be reserved to organize a large event or gathering. 

📍: 920 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, BC

Whether you are planning a small get-together picnic or a large event gathering, these parks are perfect for any occasion. So come down to New Westminster for your next picnic day and enjoy all of the nature and amenities the parks offer!