Expo Tugger Removal & Replacement

Project Schedule

Project Task Duration
Tugger Removal April 1st - 15th approx.
Deck Repairs and Electrical Works April 15th- April 30th approx.
New Play Structure May 1st- August 2019th approx.


Please be advised that the City of New Westminster will be undertaking the removal and replacement of the Tugger Pilot House located at 830 Quayside Drive along the Waterfront Esplanade starting on April 1st 2019. The structure has approached the end of its reasonable lifecycle and is in decline due to significant structural corrosion and many years of heavy vandalism.

Staff have collaborated with Contexture Design to develop a design concept for the replacement of the Tugger.  The design concept is inspired by a tugboat hauling a large barge loaded with materials, a common sighting along on the Fraser River in New Westminster.  The new design will continue to serve as an iconic placemaking feature/ gathering place on the Riverfront, with enhanced play value for children. Project timelines are an estimate.



Monday, March 11 2019 Regular Council Meeting - CONSENT Item 20: Quayside Tugger Pilot House: Removal and Replacement Project


If there are questions regarding this project please contact the City of New Westminster at 604-521-3711 or