February 17, 2022
Looking to spend some quality time with the family this weekend? We’ve rounded up six fun and educational ways to keep everyone active and entertained this Family Day!
Explore New Westminster’s Parks
Get outside this weekend and enjoy the fresh air at one of New Westminster’s numerous parks! Head out for a stroll around Queen’s Park, or wander down to Westminster Pier Park and enjoy views of the Fraser while the kids enjoy the new playground located near the 6th St. entrance. Looking for more spaces to explore? Check out these 10 parks in New Westminster.
Escape From Pandora’s Locks or Exit New West
Grab your best detectives and head out for an adventure at one of New West’s escape rooms! Pandora’s Locks on Columbia Street has three immersive escape room experiences to choose from, all with their own unique hidden clues, secret messages, and helpful hints. Located in New West Station, Exit offers four escape rooms for friends, family, and corporate events (perfect for larger groups). With innovative, fast-paced technology incorporated into all their escape rooms, your minds will be put to the test.
Bounce Around at Extreme Air Park New Westminster
Did you know that Extreme Air Park New Westminster is Canada’s largest trampoline park? With 42,000 square feet of trampolines, the entire family can bounce their hearts out in the Air Zone, the Foam Zone, or in the half-pipe area. Join in a game of basketball, volleyball, or dodgeball – or test your physical abilities with their Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course. Click here to book your jump time.
Spend an Afternoon at the Arcade
Take the family over to Sapperton for an afternoon of fun and games at Industry Arcade. Packed with retro arcade machines as well as staples such as pinball, Skee-Ball, bubble hockey, and more, you can rent out the entire arcade for 2 hours of unlimited play for the whole crew. Click here to book online.
Fraser River Discovery Centre
Visit the Fraser River Discovery and explore the wonders of the Fraser River with free admission this Family Day! Journey along the working river as you learn about the central role it has played in people’s lives throughout the years – including the important role it still plays today in Aboriginal communities – through storytelling, interactive exhibitions, and more. Can’t make it down to the river this weekend? Check out their free online programming here!
Looking for more fun this long weekend? Check out the City of New Westminster’s free Family Day programming here. Don’t forget to share your experiences with us using the tag #MadeInNewWest!