Explore the hidden gems all over New West to pump up your Instagram feed. Channel your inner photographer or model and check out these instagrammable spots!
1. Queen’s Park Rose Gardens, 3rd Ave inside Queen’s Park
Want that “bougie” or “classy” feel to add to your Instagram? The rose garden might be exactly what you’re looking for. Grab your favourite outfit and smell the roses in this beautiful garden.
2. River Market Overpass, corner of Eighth and Columbia
Let the clouds clear out and the sun roll in. The River Market’s pedestrian overpass has transformed itself into a rainbow for pride week! Walk over the rainbow and steal some shots while you’re at it. Rumour has it–there’s gelato on the other side.
3. Scotia Bank Parkade, 728 Columbia Street
Source: Downtown New West BIA
Bless all the brick walls in and around New West. Can we just take a moment to celebrate this casual aesthetic? I don’t know about you, but I already feel zen just knowing a cup of coffee is always within my reach in downtown New West.
4. Friendship Gardens, 511 Royal Ave
Source: City of New Westminster
This beautiful garden is great for a scenic photo opp. Bring your friends and your phone to capture this bliss ambiance at the Friendship Gardens near New West city hall.
5. Port Royal Riverfront walk, Access near Ewen Avenue & Salter Street
There’s something about walking along water that makes you feel relaxed. Take a stroll along the Port Royal Riverfront walk and be sure to take advantage of this scenic canvas while you’re there.
6. Hume Park, 660 E Columbia St
Source: The Dog Network
Want a hiking photo, but don’t actually want to go on a heavy hike? Visit Hume Park in the Sapperton neighbourhood. Immerse yourself in the park that has everything you can imagine including a pool, a trail, and even an off-leash area for your dog! Explore this nature-filled park and take photos while you’re at it.
7. Glenbrook Ravine, 76 Jamieson Ct
Head over to the Glenbrook Ravine and capture a few shots at this fairy tale-like location. This hidden gem has both a garden and a bridge. Need I say more?
8. Pier Park, 1 Sixth St
A view of the river, sunkissed skin, and a great instashot? Yes, please! Head on over to the renowned Westminster Pier Park near the river. It’s a win-win!
9. Antique Alley, Corner of Sixth and Front Street
Bring your best OOTD and own it in this vintage-looking location. One might say.. Antique Alley is just around the corner!
10. New Media Gallery, 777 Columbia Street
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Multilingual tea lover; warm, hot, cold or bubble I love it all. I’m a petite power lifter and a dog-less dog lover who enjoys a good bowl of noodles. Born and raised in New West, a former Hyack Ambassador and a passionate community advocate, I’m always here to help.