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FraserFest 2010, New Westminster

The Fraser River is an important part of British Columbia's past, present and future - as a port, a highway for river commerce, as a recreational resource and a habitat for countless species. The City of New Westminster - the oldest in the Lower Mainland - hosts FraserFest which combines fun and learning to honour the river with parades, boat building and more July 16 -18, 2010 along the city's historic boardwalk and at the Fraser River Discovery Centre.

The Fraser River is an important waterway in British Columbia providing a lifeline for communities, a lane way for industry and a habitat.At 1,375 kilometres, the Fraser River is the 10th longest river at in Canada. Historically, the Fraser River was a means of travel and sustenance for the aboriginal peoples and later a place of exploration and industry. Today the river operates as a shipping lane, habitat (home to the White Sturgeon and spawning Salmon) and community as over 60% of the population of British Columbia lives within the Fraser River watershed. Come celebrate the river that is the lifeline of British Columbia at New Westminster's FraserFest!

  • DATES: July 16 - 18, 2010
  • TIMES: July 16th -17th: 10:00am - 8:00pm; July 18th: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • LOCATION: Fraser River Discovery Centre (788 Quayside Drive) (map); New Westminster Boardwalk (map)

Enjoy vendors along the boardwalk, performers, the mascot parade and the work boat parade on the Fraser River as well boat building (with a launch on Saturday) and other exciting activities! Celebrate the Fraser at FraserFest!

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