Length: 0.8 miles each way
Time to Walk: 20 minutes each way (with no stops)
Type of Walk: Riverfront / Casino / Public Market
Location: New Westminster Riverfront
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We chose to start at the southwest end of the walk. The Market is 20 minutes away with a leisurely riverfront walk. After we walk past a few residences on the left, we pass under a railway bridge and are at Quayside Park. The Park has a playground for kids, including a submarine to climb on. Don't fall off!
Our walk continues past many colourful flowers and planting baskets hanging from old-fashioned lightposts. Tugboats and logbooms work on the Fraser river year-round. Watch for the posters mounted on the railing which tell the history, biology and geography of the region. Across the water is Annacis Island with residences on the waterfront, and a large industrial park beyond the trees. David and Bill posed for their pictures here.
Just around the bend at the end of the long straight part of the walk is the Inn at Westminster Quay Hotel, Royal City Star floating casino and the Westminster Quay Public Market. Public events take place here regularly, like Bill and David having a beer at the Paddlewheeler Pub.
Just outside the public market there is a play tugboat for the kids.
David had to have a rest outside the floating casino after playing with the kids.
But we both revived with a cold one at the Paddlewheeler Pub, located at the public market.
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