Westminster Pier Park
Connecting our community and waterfront!

Access

The Westminster Pier Park can be  conveniently accessed via the Front Street Parkade pedestrian overpass or by the adjacent parking lot.


Eats Concession

Eats offers a variety of hot & cold treats and beverages. In addition, Eats rents out volleyballs for the sand volleyball courts. Eats is open on good weather days. Hours of operation are subject to change. Please call 604.527.4634 for confirmation.

September 6 - 25
Weekdays, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Weekends, 11:30 am - 7:00 pm

Park Description

Nominated as the #1 2015 boardwalk around Vancouver, the innovative and award winning Westminster Pier Park is uniquely built with equal parts built on land and water (supported by 3,600 pilings).

The Westminster Pier Park connects visitors to the mighty Fraser River and when combined with the Waterfront Esplanade Boardwalk creates a magnificent 2.5 km linear waterfront park.

The Westminster Pier Park amenities include: a 600 meter water front boardwalk, festival lawn, concession, elevated viewpoints, grass, trees, gardens, benches, accessible picnic tables, two sand volleyball courts, a basketball court, public art, misters (spray park water feature) and two preschool aged playgrounds.

Within 1 km of the park is the Samson V Maritime Museum, Fraser River Discovery Centre, River Market, World's Tallest Tin Soldier, Waterfront Esplanade, Quayside Playground, Quayside off-leash dog area, Antique Alley and historic Columbia Street. This makes the Pier Park a perfect family destination for playing, relaxing, shopping, sight-seeing and eating. Plan your trip to Westminster Pier Park today!


Public Art

Westminster Pier Park has a number of public art feature including Community on the River: The Place Where People Meet, which describes the history of Lytton Square and 87 fascinating milestones in New Westminster's rich history. The park also features a Memory Band highlighting people, places and businesses significant to the History of New Westminster.


Awards and Recognition

Westminster Pier Park was recognized for its remediation and design excellence through the following awards:

Authority

Award Category

1. Georgia Straight Best Make Over of a Community Space (2012)
2. Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Sustainable Communities Award in the Brownfield category (2012)

FCM Project & Overview

3. Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

Commercial Building Award (2012)

4. Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators

Innovation and administrative excellence in converting a contaminated brownfield into a usable greenfield (2012)

5. Canadian Urban Institute for sustainable remediation technologies National Brownie Award (2011)
6. Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia APEGBC’s 2012 Environmental Award
International Downtown Association Downtown Pinnacle Award for Public Space (2013)
7. Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

Regional Honour - Design (2013)

8. BC Recreation and Parks Association 2014 Parks & Open Spaces Award
9. Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

2014 National Urban Design Award

RAIC Press Release

10. Royal City Builders Award 2015 Award for Landscaping

Westminster Pier Park was also profiled and recognized in the December 2012 issue of Innovation (Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC) for the engineering, innovation, complexity and accomplishments.


History

The park was official opened in 2012 with an interesting development background and fun facts.