Family Day in New Westminster
February 12, 2018
9:00 am
8:00 pm
Various locations in New Westminster

Bring the whole family to all our FREE events and activities!

Explore the City of New Westminster on Family Day for the Lower Mainland’s largest FREE event! All City Parks & Recreation facilities along with the Anvil Centre, Fraser River Discovery Centre and River Market will be offering Family Day fun for free! Anvil Centre’s Family Fun Zone will feature Science World on the Road, Ishdafish, Nintendo games, photo booth fun, live entertainment, crafts and much more. The City’s Parks & Recreation facilities will be offering a variety of activities including swimming, fitness classes, skating, arts and crafts and entertainment. Please note: the Anvil Centre events run 11:00am - 3:00pm. Please see below for all other facility event times.
Take transit to New Westminster SkyTrain station or free parking at the Front Street parade. For more information, please contact Moody Park Arena at 604-525-5301.
When you attend four events and collect four stickers you will receive a New Westminster Parks and Recreation Family Courtesy Pass and be entered in to a draw for one of two gift baskets.

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 777 COLUMBIA STREET

Enjoy a day filled with free entertainment and activities including:

  • 12:00 pm and 2:15 pm - Ishdafish
  • 1:15 pm - Science World on the Road
  • "How to lip sync battle" sample class
  • Nintendo games
  • Youth satellite lounge
  • Anvil Theatre: Musical performances by local youth
  • Crafts, clowns, balloons, and many other activities

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 810 QUAYSIDE DRIVE

  • Balloon tying with Korki the Clown
  • Paper craft at Craft Cafe
  • Face painting at the Stage New West
  • Photo booth at the Stage New West
  • Clothes Peg Puppets at Cosy Yarns
  • Mini performances at the Vancouver Circus School
  • Table top hockey
  • Family board games

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 788 QUAYSIDE DRIVE

  • Interactive hands-on exhibits and fun programs for the whole family
  • Explore the new Journey Through the Working River exhibit
  • Make messes at the Residue Ramp
  • Dig for artifacts in our archaeology bin
  • Educational activities, games and more

Queensborough Community Centre
920 Ewen Ave | 604-525-7388

9:30 am - 11:30 am
Enjoy an exciting morning of family friendly activities including our bounce castle, crafts, and more!

Open - 11:30 am 
Free fitness centre admission (regular admission applies after 11:30 am)

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Queensborough Library will also be open, playing host to a crafts table, and story time!

Centennial Community Centre
65 East Sixth Avenue | 604-777-5100

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come explore Discovery Playtime, art activities, puzzles, games and more.

9:20 - 10:20 am

10:30 - 11:30 am
Core Stretch 

9:30 - 10:25 am
Cycle Fit

11:00 - 11:55 am

Samson V
880 Quayside Drive | 604-527-4640

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come aboard for some fun arts & crafts!

Greenhouse in Queen's Park

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Come for a tour of the greenhouse and create a little lettuce garden to take home.

Moody Park Arena
701 Eighth Avenue | 604-525-5301

12:30 - 3:00 pm
Free public skate (all ages) | Free skate rentals

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Free public skate (all ages) | Free skate rentals

Canada Games Pool
65 East Sixth Avenue | 604-526-4281

11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Free public swim / fitness centre  (regular admission applies after 3:00 pm)
Extended public swim from 11:30 am - 8:30 pm.
Green Thunder waterslide open from 12:30 - 2:30 pm and 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Family duck races down the water slide, face painting, the mat walk and the giant whirpool will be just some of the activities for the day.

Century House & Youth Centre
620 Eighth Street | 604-519-1066 (CH) or 604-515-3775 (YC)

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us for our New West Youth Centre open house. You'll have full access to all our Youth Centre amenities along with games and activities presented by our Youth Services staff. It's open to all ages, so stop by!


Monday, February 12, 2018
9:00 am
8:00 pm
City of New Westminster


Various locations in New Westminster