Explore New Westminster Parks with creative outdoor activities!

COVID UPDATE: When participating in any activity please follow public health orders. Remember to ensure a minimum of 2 metres between you and other park users. 

Share your Adventure

We want to see how you experience New Westminster Parks and The Rest of New West. Share your adventure online using #newwestparks or email us a photo, drawing or a different creative expression showing your park experience to .    

Activities

This list will be updated on the first of each month!

  • Adventures on Twelfth Street

    Adventures on Twelfth Street

    Ongoing
    Twelfth Street

    Over the last 3 months the museum's summer students Daphne and Jacob have been visiting the community and businesses in and around Twelfth Street. Through quality time spent with the community and historic research, they have compiled photos, stories, and experiences – now shared in an interactive story map format!

    Start your adventure

     


  • The museum has created an exciting self-guided audio tour! 

    From Quayside to Queensborough, uncover local histories as you enjoy your Q to Q trip along the Fraser. The tour can be done while riding the ferry or while walking along the waterfront esplanade. 

    Open the tour


  • Gratitude Trees

    Gratitude Trees

    September 22 - October 22
    Centennial Community Centre, Port Royal Park, City Hall

     A Gratitude tree is a way to display the things we are grateful for while creating a beautiful display for everyone to enjoy. We invite everyone to visit, take the time to reflect on your own blessings (big and small), and those of your community.

    How to participate:

    • Write something you are grateful for on a tag
    • Hang it on the branch
    • Reflect on all your blessings
    • Read what your friends, family and community neighbours count as blessings.

     

  • Nature Art Walk

    Ongoing
    Hume Park

    Explore the trails of Hume Park and look out for three sculptures created by local artist, Nickie Lewis. Nickie specializes in the creation of art installations that focus on nature and sustainability.

    Hopeful Hybrids is a 3 sculpture eco-art project celebrating our communities hopeful merging of who they were before the pandemic and who they have become after. Each sculpture was created with organic materials found within the surrounding eco-system, and natural jute twine. These works are intended to slowly fall back to forested floor from where they came. 

    Tip: The residents of nearby Fader Street have also have an assortment of sculptures to explore. Walk from Hume Park to discover additional whimsical creations. Parking is available at Hume Park.

  • DIY Scavenger Hunts - the rest of new west

    Do it Yourself Scavenger Hunts

    Ongoing
    Nature & Neighbourhoods

    While exploring a park try one of the fun games below and hunt for different objects. Print or view these PDF's on your mobile device as you are out walking.

  • Explore the community with curated walking and running routes.

    Download the Maps

    • Rock Painting Workshops

      Saturday, July 10
      Queen’s Park Picnic Shelter

      Get creative with Rock Art Canada. Paint a rock for the new Queen’s Park rock garden and some to take home! All supplies are provided.

      Queen’s Park Picnic Shelter

      Saturday, July 10
      10:00 - 10:45 am              112306
      11:15 am - 12:00 pm       112310

      Registration Fee: Free


    •  

      In partnership with the Arts Council of New Westminster, the community has created a mural to brighten up Hume Park for the summer. This free community art project fostered creativity, appreciation of local natural beauty found within the park and highlights the City's biodiversity strategy. Each participant received their own 8” by 8” square to paint and all of the squares came together to form a community mural. 

    • Biodiversity Rock Garden

      Ongoing
      Queen’s Park Meadow

      The community is encouraged to add rocks to a Biodiversity Rock Garden located in a meadow at Queen’s Park. The meadow is located at the former Arenex site next to the Bernie Legge Theatre. When designing your rocks, please keep a biodiversity theme in mind such as insects, frogs, salmon or leaves. Let’s line the pathway of the meadow with rocks. To get the project started the workshops noted below have also been organized, but you are also encouraged to paint rocks at home and to bring them to the meadow.

    • Wishing Trees - The Rest of New West

      Wishing Trees

      Ongoing
      Century House
      Queensborough Community Centre

      What are you wishing for in 2021? We invite you to share your wishes for 2021 on the Wishing Tree in front of Century House and Queensborough Community Centre. Make a wish, write it on a tag and tie it around a branch of the Wishing Tree. We will keep wishing until the branches are covered with wishes. Tags are available at the front desk during facility hours or in the plastic case located at each tree.

    • Pop up treasure hunt - the rest of new west

      Pop-Up Treasure Hunt

      Monday, June 28
      12 locations to be announced!

      Are you ready to hunt?

      On Monday, June 28 at 10:00 am 12 locations within 4 parks will be announced on the Parks and Recreation Instagram Page (@newwestrec).

      Hunt for the hidden prizes while you are exploring a park.

    • Westminster Pier Park Treasure Hunt

      Westminster Pier Park Treasure Hunt

      May 1 - June 30
      Westminster Pier Park

      The Westminster Pier Park Pirate is here to guide you through a park adventure! This self-guided treasure hunt uses QR codes and challenges you to find 6 different locations in the park. Start the hunt by scanning the QR code located next to the Eats at the Pier Concession.

    • Royal City Sound Pier Nights

      July 9, 23, August 6, 20
      Westminster Pier Park

      Youth Services, Royal City Sound, DJ’s are back at the pier! Join us on Friday nights at Westminster Pier Park for some tunes. DJ’s will be mixing music and Youth Workers will be wandering the park with prizes and games.

      Westminster Pier Park

      Friday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
      July 9
      July 23
      August 6
      August 20

      Free
    • Wander the Park

      Ends August 31
      Queen’s Park

      Explore Queen’s Park, reflect upon its history and reimagine what it could have been if others were part of its design. Access digital activities using your smartphone and QR codes. Look for the sign on the Millennium Trail near Third Street to start your exploration. This program is a collaboration between the New Westminster Museum, Arts Services, and New Media Gallery.

      PDF MAP

    • Rainworks - The Rest of New West

      Rainworks

      Ongoing
      Hume Park
      Moody Park
      Queen's Park
      Ryall Park

      Exploring a park on a rainy day or having fun at a spray park? On a rainy day, look out for water activated designs in front of the Moody Park Youth Centre and Queen's Park Sportsplex. Water activated designs have also been added to the pathways near the Ryall Park, Moody Park and Hume Park spray parks. Rainworks is an invisible spray that, when applied to the sidewalk, is invisible and looks just like a regular sidewalk, until it is activated by water. When wet, designs that will brighten your day will be revealed.