The four municipalities of Delta, New Westminster, Richmond and Surrey all border the mighty Fraser River, which has played 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, includes 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 home to one of Canada’s best breweries, Four Winds Brewing, past winner of both Brewery of the Year and Beer of the Year at the Canadian Brewing Awards. Delta is also where you will find the farm-based Barnside Brewing, which was founded by neighbouring farmers who collectively grow their own barley and hops, while using additional ingredients from other local farmers.
Before Vancouver even existed, New Westminster was a thriving colonial capital that was named by England’s Queen Victoria 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 tantalizing smell of malted barley and hops returned to New West in 2014 when Steel & Oak Brewing opened its doors, and then brewing finally returned to the Sapperton neighbourhood when Another Beer Co. opened in 2019.
Incorporated as a municipality in 1879, Richmond has deep roots in the fishing and canning industry. Visit two national historic sites in the quaint fishing village of Steveston. Next head to Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks, their approach is to think outside the box – indeed, its motto is “Keeping Beer Weird”; and Monkey 9 Brewing offers something for everyone: delicious craft beer for the adults and a chance to bowl a strike at the attached bowling alley for families.
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, showcase brewery beckons.
Explore all that these neighbours have to offer: history, culture, activities, and, of course, a passion for craft beer.
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Serving quality coffee, tea, pastries, toasts, and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. Rotating art, music, events and good vibes.
Take an epic two-wheeled adventure through the city on the Central Valley Greenway or the BC Parkway. These paved paths include bike lanes on busy roads, riverfront access on the New West leg, and carry through Historic Downtown.
Sapperton Landing Park is a beautiful 1km walk with lovely vistas including bridges, trees, waterfront. Designed to highlight the rushing Fraser River, take a stroll and watch the tug boats go by.
Dedicated to preserving Mexican recipes and making our diners experience the authentic taste of our traditional cuisine creating unique and authentic flavours, head here for delicious tacos.
This brewery is all about presenting creativity and variety in its beer lineup. Every time you visit, there will always be another beer on tap because the brewery will always be changing things up.
This community-focused brewery explores new beer styles while refining and perfecting the classics.
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.
Delta's largest park, enjoy eleven kilometres of gravel trails for cycling, walking, jogging and horseback riding. Head to the meadow, located in the heart of the park, for views of Mud Bay.
A local, farm-to-table gastropub. Scratch cooking, 36 fresh beer and wine taps, custom cocktails and warm, friendly service abound. The service is attentive and their food, simply delicious. They offer hand-crafted cocktails, local microbrews and an approachable, inviting wine list to compliment your visit.
The One20 Liquor Store offers a wide selection of craft beers to intrigue even the choicest craft beer fan. We like to carry what we have on tap next door and are always looking for new and exciting products.
Award-winning beers inspired by ingredients and techniques gathered from the four winds. Sample tacos made on-site at the brewery’s stylish and comfortable tasting room.
Welcome to Barnside Brewing Co., a true farm-based brewery, crafting unfiltered and fresh-tasting beer using their own farm-grown ingredients. It’s the strength in their promise of “Good Beer, Grown Here.” The brewery also has a tasting room kitchen featuring hearty, healthy farm fare, making it an ideal spot to drop by for a snack or meal and a flight of tasters.
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.
Mario's Kitchen is a family-owned and operated restaurant with a good selection of BC craft beers and the freshest food.
Bringing people together through delicious, natural, nourishing food in a warm, casual and communally stated environment.
High-quality Beaver Board SUPs and kayaks available for rent at Blackie Spit. Open 7 days a week from 10am - 7pm (weather dependent).
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.
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.
After your tasting, pop next door to pick up your beer to-go. Attached to Central City Brewing & Distilling.
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.
This trail is perfect for biking and walking. Starting at No. 5 Road the trail follows the river all the way to Steveston. Passing scenic river views, agricultural land and Finn’s Slough a small community of float homes and wooden houses on stilts. Then on to London Heritage Farm, Britannia Shipyards and into the village of Steveston.
London Heritage Farm is a 4.06 acre site that contains the historical London Farm House and a park overlooking the south arm of the Fraser River. Enjoy team time and explore the farm house and grounds.
The smell of saltwater fills the air as fishing boats ebb and flow in the harbour. You’ve just stepped foot in the historic fishing village of Steveston, and right away, you’ll realize why it’s one of Richmond’s most popular destinations. Fisherman’s Wharf and Moncton street offer a variety of dining options and boutique shops. The village is bookended by two National Historic Sites and you’ll find heritage buildings and hidden gems around each corner! Allow enough time to enjoy the village at a leisurely pace.
Take in the harbour views while enjoying Pajo’s 100% Oceanwise certified, and delicious, classic fish and chips.
Britannia Shipyards is an authentic representation of a once thriving community of canneries, boat yards, residences and stores. Explore buildings that explore fascinating stories of working and living on the historic waterfront.
Keeping beer weird in Richmond and beyond. Expect a solid assortment of super hoppy IPAs, refreshingly tart sours, and unique creations that you might not find anywhere else.
Sample a range of craft beer, feast on delicious eats and see if you can bowl a perfect game at Lucky 9 Lanes right next door.
Richmond is where you can eat, play, explore, and shop unlike anywhere else in the world. Stunning nature, delightful culinary adventures, and a unique multicultural essence will delight your senses and ignite your curiosity.
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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.
Richmond is a thriving city where culture and character converge in a stunning setting. Where the refined mixes with the raw and contrasts are celebrated. It’s a place that’s constantly redefining itself. Dynamic and alive, it encourages visitors to leave their comfort zone and rewards them with unique and authentic experiences.
It’s where Pacific culture and true Canadian coastal experiences yield constant discovery. Whatever you crave—incredible international cuisine, breathtaking outdoor adventure, or captivating relics of the past—Richmond is an experience truly Canadian in its multicultural essence and authentically Pacific in its appeal.