Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The City of New Westminster continues to offer programs and services in accordance with the BC Restart Plan, and follows all health protocols included in the plan.

Proof of Vaccination

In accordance with public health orders, effective October 25, 2021, proof of having received 2 doses of vaccine is required to participate in some recreational activities. 

Proof of vaccination (2 doses) is required for:

  • Participants (12+ years) of multigenerational services such as public skating, group fitness classes and fitness centres
  • Spectators (12+ years) of sports and recreation programs and services
  • Parents and guardians (19+ years) assisting, watching or participating in Parks and Recreation services for children and youth, including programs requiring parent participation
  • Members of the public (22+ years) entering a recreation facility for any reason

Proof of vaccination is NOT required for:

  • Children 0 - 12 years
  • Participants (12 - 21 years) in child and youth sport and recreational programs (e.g. lessons, art classes, parent & tot programs etc.)
  • Parents in parenting education programs or breast feeding programs

Please Have Ready:

  1. valid government issued photo identification, with your date of birth (i.e. driver’s license) required for ages 19 + years
  2. proof of vaccination (i.e. BC Vaccine Card).

If you are unsure if you will need proof of vaccination, please have it ready when you arrive. 

See Approved Proof of Vaccination Options

RECOMMENDED: Save a screenshot of your BC Vaccine Card on your mobile device which includes your name, vaccination status and QR code.


In accordance with public health orders, masks are required in all indoor public settings for people age 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status. 

People who cannot wear a mask or who cannot put on or remove a mask without the assistance of others are exempt. A person may not be able to wear a mask for a psychological, behavioural or health condition, or due to a physical, cognitive or mental impairment. 

Programs and Services

The City of New Westminster continues to provide all essential services, and many services and programs are available in a modified capacity. Programs will continue to be reintroduced in accordance with the BC Restart Plan.

All facilities are open at this time. Please familiarize yourself with Parks and Recreation protocols prior to visiting our facilities. 

Translated Material

Translated information is available on the Province of BC website.