Stay cool no matter the weather with these activities from New Westminster Parks and Recreation!

Enduring Extreme Heat? Visit our page of extreme heat resources and preparation information. Extreme Heat Preparedness

  • Air Conditioned Drop-in

    Century House, Queen's Park Sportsplex, Queensborough Community Centre

    Drop-in activities are available in these facilities with air conditioning. 

    Century House
    Queen's Park Sportsplex
    Queensborough Community Centre

    Search the Drop-in Schedule

  • Aquafit (19 + years)

    Hume Park Outdoor Pool & Moody Park Outdoor Pool
    Now - October 10!

    Submerge yourself in a cooling group fitness class for adults 19+. Classes require reservation.

    Visit the drop-in fitness schedule to book a class.
    3 days in advance for New Westminster residents and 2 days in advance for everyone.








    MOODY PARK OUTDOOR POOL • 604.777.5100

    Shallow Aquafit

    8:45 - 9:45 am



    Shallow Aqua


    Try It!

    8:00 - 9:00 pm

    Deep Aquafit
    8:45 - 9:45 am


    Shallow Aquafit

    10:00 - 11:00 am

    HUME PARK OUTDOOR POOL • 604.777.5100


    Shallow Aquafit

    8:00 - 9:00 pm


    Shallow Aquafit

    8:45 - 9:45 am




    Reservations Required. Schedules are subject to change.
    For up-to-date schedules visit:

  • Misting Stations

    Three Locations
    May - September

    Five misting stations have been installed by City staff at Hyack Square (2), Library Square (1), and Westminster Pier Park (2), with more coming to Queensborough soon. The blue posts feature both a mister and a bottle filler, and are a part of the City’s cooling strategy to help keep people cool and hydrated during hot summer months. 
    See the locations on the Stay Cool Map.

  • Outdoor Pools

    Hume Park Outdoor Pool & Moody Park Outdoor Pool
    7 days a week, Now - October 10!

    Dive, swim, and float under the sun, clouds or whatever! Reservation is required.

    Visit the online schedule to book a lane or leisure swim, 3 days in advance for New Westminster residents and 2 days in advance for everyone. 

  • Public Ice Skating

    Moody Park Arena
    Starting July 6

    Four days a week!

    Cool down on ice! Enjoy skating with your friends and family of all ages. Staff will be on site to assist with skating assistance equipment. No hockey sticks or figure skating during these skates. Skate rentals are available. A limited quantity of helmets are available at no cost.

    Moody Park Arena

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
    Sunday, 11:30 - 1:00 pm, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

    Starting July 6.

    Drop-in Free: $2.00

  • Spray Parks & Water Features

    Six Locations
    Daily, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Splish and splash in New Westminster’s six spray parks and one really awesome wading pool!

    Find the full schedule here.

  • As part of the City’s Extreme Heat Response,  staff have developed a map with information for residents indicating where to ‘cool off’ which includes locations of indoor cooling centres (opening when temperatures are 27°C) as well as drinking fountains, outdoor pools, and spray parks. The map also identifies green infrastructure such as parks and natural areas with mature trees and forested areas that create cool shade. Studies completed with the City of Vancouver found a difference of 8 degrees Celcius between neighbourhoods with higher levels of green canopy and those dominated by asphalt on a hot summer's day. In addition to creating this Stay Cool Map, staff will be installing up to 15 temporary misting stations and bottle fillers in priority neighbourhoods later this summer (anticipated in late July/ early August).  

    Stay Cool Map (PDF)