Head over to Steel & Oak for an afternoon patio sesh. Enjoy their rotating lineup of beers, independently brewed right here in the city. Lemonade and kombucha options are also available for non-beer drinkers and kids. More of a wine lover? Check out Pacific Breeze Urban Winery located right around the corner. Their small-lot wines are available by the glass, flight or bottle, and can be enjoyed on their open-air patio.
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Feeling hungry? Head up 12th St. and satisfy those cravings at Wild Thyme Lebanese. Their man’ oushe’ (flatbreads baked in a brick oven) and zesty dipping sauces are perfect for sharing with your crew. Dine-in or take your feast to go and enjoy a picnic in Moody Park before grabbing dessert at Rocky Point Ice Cream.
Head down to the New Westminster Quay and hop on the Q to Q ferry! Take in the views while you traverse the Fraser River before landing in Queensborough. Next, get ready for a little outdoor adventuring. Explore the quaint neighborhoods and trails that border the river by foot or bike while enjoying shoreline views of downtown New West and Surrey. Looking for a longer ride? Here are a few more options for biking through New West!
After you’ve worked up an appetite, hop back on the Q2Q ferry before swinging by the River Market for lunch. Grab a bite to eat at one of their many restaurants, or eat your way through the market with their River Market Food Crawl. Spend the rest of your afternoon exploring the cultural amenities at the Anvil Centre. Learn about New West’s vibrant history as the oldest city in western Canada at the New Westminster Museum & Archives, explore the world of contemporary art at the New Media Gallery, or learn more about Canada’s national summer sport at the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
After spending the afternoon exploring New West’s art scene, wrap up your day with a laid-back dinner at Taqueria Playa Tropical. Located uptown, you can’t go wrong with their authentic Mexican dishes — we recommend the nachos or pescado salteado (a staff and customer favourite).
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With great shops, attractions, eateries, and events, New Westminster is the perfect place to stay and play! Whether you’re looking to discover the local art scene or enjoy live music with friends, there’s always something new and exciting happening in New West. Check out our event calendar for more details.