Anvil Centre With four levels of con gurable space for conferences, trade shows and special events, the glassy Anvil Centre is looking to lure large groups away from downtown Vancouver and into New West, which is no small feat. Opened in 2014, the waterfront centrepiece also houses a 361-seat proscenium theatre, a new media gallery, the New Westminster Museum and Archives, a community art space and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Queen’s Park Walking trails, playing elds, picnic areas, a dog park, a petting zoo, a kids’ playground, tennis courts and more make Queen’s Park an all-season favourite, while an outdoor tness circuit tries to coax passersby into adopting a healthier regimen. If you time things just right, you might also catch the New Westminster Salmonbellies lacrosse team in action or a cutthroat game of pickleball.
River Market A stroll along the picturesque Waterfront Esplanade leads to this bustling riverside market, which o ers tasty takeout, the Paddlewheeler Pub, a Donald’s Market and more—as well as activities from nger knitting to Zumba. Feel like clowning around? Try your hand at circus arts at Vancouver Circus School’s state-of-the-art training centre, where they o er classes for both kids and adults.