New West is a hidden gem in Metro Vancouver with many secrets of its own. To help you navigate the gram-worthy locations in our great city, we’ve rounded up the most Instagrammable spots in New West! When out exploring, be sure to share your experiences on social media using #MadeinNewWest.
Queen’s Park Rose Garden
The Queen’s Park Rose Garden houses an adorable photo spot for you and a friend or significant other. Take a seat in the pair of red chairs and have your photo taken for an ultra-cute feed photo!
You Are Home Mural
The ‘You Are Home’ mural by Cynthia Tran Vo is a picturesque piece of public art in New Westminster. With a trendy brick wall behind it, the mural is great to take photos of! Make sure you get your phone out because this mural comes to life when you scan it in the Snapchat app!
Industry Arcade & Another Beer Co.
Tucked away below Sapperton in the Braid Industrial Park are Industry Arcade and Another Beer Co. Grab your friends and get your camera ready as you enter a world of neon, vintage games and craft beer culture. While access to Industry Arcade is by booking only, the tiled building facade makes a great backdrop at any time!
There’s plenty of photos to be had in Tipperary Park! Snap some photos as you stroll through Friendship Gardens and around the duck-filled ponds.
River Market Overpass
The River Market overpass is a staple New West photo spot! Have a friend or family member take your photo on the rainbow-coloured stairs, or head to the top and enjoy the view of Downtown New Westminster.
Front Street & Parkade
Looking for that gritty, big-city look? Front Street and the multi-level parkade overhead are the perfect spots to add an urban flair to your Instagram feed. With towering concrete pillars, staircases and historic building facades, you’ll surely find the perfect backdrop for your photos!
Moody Park Rotary Clock
Add a vintage vibe to your Instagram feed with the Moody Park Rotary Clock as the centrepiece. While the clock looks like it belongs in the late 1800s, you might be surprised to know that it was unveiled by the city in 2008!
Glenbrook Ravine Park
When you need a nature getaway, head to Glenbrook Ravine. All three entry points lead to shaded, winding trails that follow the natural landscape. Since the ravine is surrounded by lush greenery and towering trees, it’s perfect for snapping some outdoorsy photos. Situated at the bottom of the ravine is a charming flower garden with a pond, bridge, benches and turtles!
4th & 6th Street Overpasses
Light up your Instagram feed with photos from the 4th and 6th Street overpasses! Each overpass lights up at night with a slowly rotating range of rainbow colours so you can wait for your favourite colour and get to snapping.
1878 Gaol Block Building (65 Richmond Street)
This historic building—part of the old BC Penitentiary—is the perfect backdrop for your Instagram Feed. Stand in the sloping driveway and have your picture taken for that mansion or castle vibe.
Want to visit more photo-worthy spots in New West? Check out our four favourite scenic walks along the Fraser River here. Happy adventuring!