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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.

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