Tourism New Westminster is heartbroken to learn of the extensive fire that set ablaze our iconic Westminster Pier Park. We pride ourselves as a riverfront community and appreciate the spectacular Fraser River and its boardwalks that are so significant to our home. Westminster Pier Park is a well-loved and innovative urban public space that features activities for everyone. Damage to this park is a great loss for our city, the local community, and Metro Vancouver.
Tourism New West is grateful for the efforts of our local fire department and other first responders that took action to save our park and keep everyone safe. We also would like to express our thanks to first responders from neighbouring municipalities who came to assist in battling this devastating fire.
Our organization will work closely with the City of New Westminster to ensure a path forward to recovery when the time is right.