Apart from being neighbours, Delta, New Westminster and Surrey have something else in common: they are home to some of the most highly regarded breweries in Canada. Surrey’s Central City Brewers & Distillers was named Canadian Brewery of the Year twice while it was just a small brewpub, and has since expanded into a big, custom-built facility with an impressive tasting room. Delta’s Four Winds Brewing took home Brewery of the Year honours at the 2015 Canadian Brewing Awards, as well as Beer of the Year in 2016. And Steel & Oak Brewing redefined contemporary craft beer in New West, one of BC’s oldest cities with a long legacy of brewing.
The triangle of municipalities made up of Delta, New Westminster and Surrey all border the mighty Fraser River that has played such a major role in British Columbia’s development as a province. These good neighbours, joined by bridges and highways, have much in common, yet they also have their own unique stories to share.
Delta, the southwestern tip of mainland BC, is home to the communities of Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta. This diverse municipality has it all: an urban/multicultural vibe, deep historical roots, as well as agriculture, beaches and parks. It is also home to one of Canada’s best breweries: Four Winds Brewing.
Before Vancouver even existed, New Westminster was a thriving colonial capital that was named by Queen Victoria of England in 1859, earning its “Royal City” nickname that endures today. Brewing began almost immediately when the City Brewery opened there in 1861. That brewery eventually became the Westminster Brewery, which evolved into a Labatt operation that was a major local employer until it closed in 2005. The smell of malted barley and hops returned to New West in 2014 when Steel & Oak Brewing opened its doors.
Surrey is BC’s second largest city and its fastest growing, set to outpace Vancouver before too long. It offers something for everyone, including parks, performing arts, shopping, sports and, of course, craft beer. Originally a small brewpub that achieved awards on the national and international stage, Central City Brewers & Distillers’ spectacular new brewery beckons.
Explore all that these neighbours have to offer: history, culture, activities, and, of course, a passion for craft beer.
Serving quality coffee, tea, pastries, toasts, and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. Rotating art, music, events and good vibes.
This community-focused brewery explores new beer styles while refining and perfecting the classics.
Asian-style rotisserie chicken shack. We serve flavourful free-range, hormone-free chickens with tasty sides of rice, soup, and salads.
Stroll along the beautiful vista of the mighty Fraser River. When combined with the Waterfront Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy a magnificent 2.5 km linear waterfront park.
A place to unwind and connect with good friends. Redefine everything you think you know about Mexican cuisine with Chef Shane King’s sustainable menu.
Be sure to browse New Westminster’s event calendar when you’re in town for live music, markets, walking tours and more!
A quaint historic village with deep roots in fishing and farming. Stroll the historic village for boutique shops or attend the Ladner Village Market.
A family-run eatery offering delicious food and a wide selection of local craft beer.
Stretched along Delta's southwestern shores is this haven of warm shallow waters. Sand, sea and wetlands offer a number of water activities from parasailing, skim boarding and swimming. If water isn't your thing, bring your bike for an easy cycle along Boundary Bay Bike Trail.
Award-winning beers inspired by ingredients and techniques gathered from the four winds.
A local, farm-to-table gastropub. Scratch cooking, 36 fresh beer and wine taps, custom cocktails and warm, friendly service abound.
Bringing people together through delicious, natural, nourishing food in a warm, casual and communally stated environment.
The Barnston Island ferry runs across Parsons Channel on the south side of the Fraser River. A place where you can enjoy leisurely biking with no traffic — just simple on road riding around a tiny island with nice views of the river and surrounding farms.
From humble origins, Central City has built itself up into one of Canada’s best craft breweries.
Diverse, seaside-inspired menu renowned for fish & chips, fish tacos, and 'chowdah.' A wrap-around deck boasting unobstructed views of the ocean and the Gulf Islands.
High-quality Beaver Board SUPs and kayaks available for rent at Blackie Spit. Open 7 days a week from 10am - 7pm (weather dependent).
Gourmet pizza, pastas & burgers. Great selection of meats & seafoods. The freshest ingredients, and made from scratch sauces. Local craft beer on 17 rotating taps.
Stop by Central City’s Brew Pub on 102nd Ave. – the brewery’s original location – for pub fare and the best of Central City’s craft beer. Looking for something more outdoorsy? Try Surrey Bend Regional Park, Tynehead Regional Park or Green Timbers Lake. If shopping is more your thing, visit Cloverdale’s Main Street for vintage boutique shopping.
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New Westminster is located in the heart of Metro Vancouver. The oldest city in Western Canada and the first capital of BC, New Westminster offers an abundance of experiences from history, arts, culture, food, entertainment and shopping. Situated on the Fraser River, we boast an active boardwalk along with a working riverfront and plenty of public parks.
Delta, BC, is the municipality that comprises the three communities of Tsawwassen, Ladner, and North Delta. Located in the south-west corner of the Greater Vancouver Area it boasts an abundance of agriculture, ecological, and outdoor activities in a family-friendly environment.
Tsawwassen is known for it’s sunny skies and breathtaking beaches, Ladner for it’s quaint historic village with deep roots in fishing and farming, and North Delta features amazing parks, including Burns Bog, North America’s largest domed peat bog. These three distinct communities provide a variety of activities, attractions, and events to be enjoyed by both locals and visitors.
Surrey, BC is one of the liveliest and fastest-growing cities in Metro Vancouver. With vast natural beauty, a flourishing culinary scene and cutting-edge recreational facilities, it’s a city just waiting to be discovered.
Surrey is a diverse community rich in arts, culture, history, heritage and home to some of the largest and most vibrant festivals in Canada. We embody a unique fusion of urban and rural, embracing both our buzzing urban centres and the stunning natural landscapes they’re nestled amongst.