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SkyTrain dates: 8 things to do around Columbia Station

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Relationships, Life, Events

SkyTrain dates: 8 things to do around Columbia Station

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Sam Schonewille Sep 12, 2017 6:44 am 1,669

Acting as a major transfer point between the two Expo Line routes, if you need to access Surrey or Lougheed odds are you’ll end up walking around Columbia Station.

So much more than just a transfer point, Columbia is situated in trendy, downtown New Westminister. Skip the coffee date and go to a juicery, walk around the pier or get social at New West’s hottest club.

See below for a full list of ideas.

Dine at the Met Bar and Grill

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  • What: If you’re looking for a chill atmosphere, trivia night, round of pool and one of the top burgers in New West this is your place. Not to mention they have some of the best beer selection in the Lower Mainland.
  • Where: 411 Columbia Street
  • When: Monday, Thursday 11 am – midnight, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 11 am – 11 pm and Saturday 11 am – 1 am
  • How much: Around $14 per plate

ROFL at Lafflines Comedy Club

  • What: The good vibes are always flowing at Lafflines, and their potachos (potato nachos) are out of this world. One of the best stand-up comedy clubs around.
  • Where: 530 Columbia Street
  • When: Monday to Thursday 7 pm – 11 pm, Friday 8:30 am – midnight and Saturday 7 pm – midnight
  • How much: $10- $20 per ticket

Go clubbing at MagnetiQ Club Lounge?

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  • What: New West’s very own night club. Variety is what MagnetiQ does best; the first Friday of the month is Persian night, the second is top 40s and other feature nights include “Show me your Beads” and “Black Room.” Check out their website to see what theme you’d like to attend.
  • Where: 27 Church Street
  • When: Friday, Saturday 9:30 pm – 2 am
  • How much: Around $8 per drink

Walk along historic Front Street

  • What: Vibrant greenery and chic street furniture are both inviting and intimate for your evening out. Front Street also offers a shopping experience like no other!
  • Where: Front Street
  • When: Anytime
  • How much: Free!

Sip juice at the Rain City Juicery

  • What: Why go on a coffee date when you can go on a juice date? The ultimate hipster juice bar to make you and your date feel good from the inside out.
  • Where: 417 Front Street
  • When: Daily 10 am – 6 pm
  • How much: Around $8 per juice

Stroll along the Westminister Pier Park

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  • What: Previously nominated as the number one boardwalk around Vancouver. The Pier Park is uniquely built on land and water, supported by over 36,000 pilings. The park also includes two playgrounds, volleyball courts, picnic tables, and beautiful gardens.
  • Where: 1 Sixth Street
  • When: Anytime
  • How much: Free!

Eat seafood at Stefanos Restaurant

  • What: A Greek food restaurant with a flair for seafood. Steamed muscles, pan-fried oysters, calamari; you name it, they cook it. After dinner, you can step into the lounge to keep the evening going with a few drinks.
  • Where: 315 Columbia Street
  • When: Monday to Thursday 11:30 am – 10 pm, Friday, Saturday 11:30 am – 11:30 pm, Sunday 11:30 am – 9 pm.
  • How much: Around $14 per plate

Get a cheap couples massage at West Coast College of Massage Therapy

  • What: Because who doesn’t like a cheap massage? Students are available for bookings and offer a wide variety of services for a fraction of Spa or even Groupon prices.
  • Where:
  • When: Mondays 1 pm – 8 pm, Tuesdays 8:30 am – 7:30 pm, Wednesdays 8:30 am – 9 pm, Thursdays 1 pm – 7 pm, Fridays 10 am – 5:30 pm, Weekends 8:30 am – 5 pm.
  • How much: Prices vary

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Sam Schonewille
Hiker, runner, and amateur climber following the call to the great outdoors. You can follow Samantha’s adventures on Instagram @outdorphins.

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