SkyTrain dates: 8 things to do around New Westminster Station

Jul 20 2017, 5:42 am

Ranked as one of the most walkable areas in the Greater Vancouver area, New Westminster offers plenty of outside the box date activities. Located in the heart of the city, New Westminster Station is no exception and is bustling with things to do.

Take a stroll along Front Street to view of the most Instagrammed spots in Vancouver, or head over to the Quay for a dose of the local culture and art scene.

Pretend to be a student at Douglas College

  • What: Basically a real life version of TV’s show Community.¬†A¬†lively campus crammed¬†full of students (of every age under the sun) going to class and having a great time. Attend a student social or just read books and drink coffee in the library, you’ll fit right in.
  • Where: 700 Royal Avenue
  • When:¬†Monday to Friday 6:30 am – 11 pm, Saturday 6:30 am – 7 pm, closed Sunday
  • How much:¬†Free!

Chillax at the Padlewheeler Pub

  • What:¬†Pub fare at its finest. An easy going atmosphere with cheap drinks and a weekly meat draw.
  • Where: 810 Quayside Drive
  • When: Monday to Thursday 11 am – midnight, Friday and Saturday 11 am – 1 am, and Sunday 10 am – 11 pm
  • How much: Around $14 per plate

Take an Instagram photo of WOW New Westminster

  • What: Easily the most photographed spot in all of New West. A quick walk from the Skytrain, and a beautiful scene rain or shine. For maximum likes try to capture the statues reflection to get that classic X photo.
  • Where: 196 Front Street
  • When: Whenever
  • How much: Free!

Catch a movie at Landmark Cinema

  • What: New West’s best and biggest cinema featuring all the hottest movies all day every day. For the best value hit up a morning show for a reduced admission price.
  • Where: #390 – 800 Carnarvon Street
  • When:¬†Times vary daily
  • How much:¬†$11.75 general admission

Visit the New Media Gallery

  • What:¬†A hip happening art gallery displaying rotating exhibitions from local artists.¬†The ideal under the radar date idea to impress that hip city girl you’ve matched with.
  • Where: 3rd floor 777 Columbia Street
  • When: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, closed Monday
  • How much:¬†Free!

Stroll around the New Westminster Quay

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  • What:¬†A¬†riverside¬†sanctuary perfect for a full day-long extravaganza. Start off walking the quayside boardwalk, hit up Westminster Pier Park and stop at the River Market for lunch and a daily dose of craft goods and art shopping.
  • Where: 810 Quayside Drive
  • When:¬†Shops are open 10 am – 6 pm daily
  • How much: Free!

Eat at Boston Pizza

  • What:¬†Classic for a reason. No one can say no to Boston Pizza, making it a great place to invite that special someone.
  • Where:¬†1045 Columbia Street
  • When: 11 am – 2 am daily
  • How much: Around $17 per plate

Drink yourself silly at The Terminal Pub

  • What: Stay for dinner, stay for drinks, stay for a¬†banging after dark atmosphere. An ideal Saturday night social venue.
  • Where:¬†112 Twelfth Street
  • When:¬†Monday to Thursday 11 am – midnight, Friday and Saturday 11 am – 1 am, and Sunday 11 am – 10 pm
  • How much: Around $14 per plate, and $7 per beer

Take a pottery class at PotteryWorks

  • What:¬†Your opportunity to practice that romantic wheel spinning scene from Ghost. Learn how to spin clay into bowls, ash trays and more. Make something your Mom will be proud of.
  • Where: 810 Quayside Drive
  • When:¬†Mondays from 6 pm – 8 pm
  • How much: $132 for a 6-week class plus the cost of clay
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