New West, Delta,
Surrey & Richmond

Neighbours with a passion for craft beer.

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 also home to one of Canada’s best breweries, Four Winds Brewing, which was named Brewery of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Brewing Awards, and then won Beer of the Year in 2016.

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.

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 – and while you’re there, enjoy a meal and a beer at Britannia Steveston, which celebrates the tradition of fishing and boat building. Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks’ 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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Day 1

cafe
Old Crow Coffee
655 Front St, New Westminster, BC

Serving quality coffee, tea, pastries, toasts, and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. Rotating art, music, events and good vibes.

brewery
1319 3rd Ave, New Westminster, BC

This community-focused brewery explores new beer styles while refining and perfecting the classics.

restaurant
Freebird Chicken Shack at Rivermarket
810 Quayside Dr, New Westminster, BC

Asian-style rotisserie chicken shack. We serve flavourful free-range, hormone-free chickens with tasty sides of rice, soup, and salads.

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Westminster Pier Park & Riverfront
1 Sixth St, New Westminster, BC

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.

restaurant
El Santo
680 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC

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.

accomodation
Inn at the Quay
900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster, BC

Directly located on the scenic Fraser River Boardwalk, this hotel is next door to the River Market and features magnificent views from every room.

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Be sure to browse New Westminster’s event calendar when you’re in town for live music, markets, walking tours and more!

Day 2

Travel Info

Drive to Delta

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Ladner Village
5090 48 Ave, Delta, BC

A quaint historic village with deep roots in fishing and farming. Stroll the historic village for boutique shops or attend the Ladner Village Market.

restaurant
Mario's Kitchen
1105 56 St, Delta, BC

A family-run eatery offering delicious food and a wide selection of local craft beer.

activity
Boundary Bay Bike Trail & Centennial Beach
541 Centennial Pkwy, Delta, BC

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.

brewery
7355 72 St, Delta, BC

Award-winning beers inspired by ingredients and techniques gathered from the four winds.

restaurant
One20 Public House & Liquor Store
#120 – 8037 120 St, Delta, BC

A local, farm-to-table gastropub. Scratch cooking, 36 fresh beer and wine taps, custom cocktails and warm, friendly service abound.

accomodation
Coast Tsawwassen Inn
1665 56 St, Delta, BC

A premium all-suite hotel including complimentary breakfast, high speed wireless internet, underground parking and more. Nestled in the oceanside community of Tsawwassen.

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If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, consider a visit to Westham Island. Drive over the historic wooden bridge and visit Westham Island Herb Farm, Emma Lea Farms and The George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

Day 3

Travel Info

Drive to Surrey

cafe
West Village Cafe
5620 152 St #160, Surrey, BC

Bringing people together through delicious, natural, nourishing food in a warm, casual and communally stated environment.

activity
Barnston Island Tugboat & Biking
Barnston Island, Surrey, BC

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.

brewery
11411 Bridgeview Dr, Surrey, BC

From humble origins, Central City has built itself up into one of Canada’s best craft breweries.

restaurant
Hooked Fish Bar
12157 Beecher St, Surrey, BC

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.

activity
Crescent Beach with Sea to Sky Adventures
3136 McBride Ave, Surrey, BC

High-quality Beaver Board SUPs and kayaks available for rent at Blackie Spit. Open 7 days a week from 10am - 7pm (weather dependent).

pub
Hawthorne Beer Market & Bistro
5633 176 St, Surrey, BC

Gourmet pizza, pastas & burgers. Great selection of meats & seafoods. The freshest ingredients, and made from scratch sauces. Local craft beer on 17 rotating taps.

accomodation
Hampton Inn
19500 Langley Bypass, Surrey, BC

Centrally located, close to a vibrant mix of shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. More than 6,000 acres of parkland around the hotel.

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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.

Day 4

Travel Info

Drive to Richmond

activity
South Dyke Trail

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.

activity
London Heritage Farm
6511 Dyke Road Richmond, Richmond, BC

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.

pub
Britannia Steveston
#250-12240 SECOND AVE, Richmond, BC

Britannia Brewing celebrates the heritage of Steveston’s fishing and ship-building history. Visit their restaurant in Steveston for a pint and a bite, or head to their production brewery nearby to view where it all happens, have a sample and pick up a growler.

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Steveston Village
140-3866 Bayview St. , Richmond, BC

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.

activity
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond, BC

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.

brewery
11220 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, BC

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.

brewery
180-14200 Entertainment Blvd., Richmond, BC

Sample a range of craft beer and see if you can bowl a perfect game at Lucky 9 Lanes right next door.

accomodation
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Riverport
10688 No.6 Road, Richmond, BC

Just a six-minute walk from Monkey 9, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Riverport is the perfect place to rest after a long day of exploring!

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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.

Take a whale watching cruise, hop on a bike and cycle the city’s many trails, visit Canada’s only Olympic Museum, or just relax and enjoy Richmond’s parks and ocean views.

cafe
Old Crow Coffee
655 Front St, New Westminster, BC
brewery
1319 3rd Ave, New Westminster, BC
restaurant
Freebird Chicken Shack at Rivermarket
810 Quayside Dr, New Westminster, BC
poi
Westminster Pier Park & Riverfront
1 Sixth St, New Westminster, BC
restaurant
El Santo
680 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC
accomodation
Inn at the Quay
900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster, BC
poi
Ladner Village
5090 48 Ave, Delta, BC
restaurant
Mario's Kitchen
1105 56 St, Delta, BC
activity
Boundary Bay Bike Trail & Centennial Beach
541 Centennial Pkwy, Delta, BC
restaurant
One20 Public House & Liquor Store
#120 – 8037 120 St, Delta, BC
accomodation
Coast Tsawwassen Inn
1665 56 St, Delta, BC
cafe
West Village Cafe
5620 152 St #160, Surrey, BC
activity
Barnston Island Tugboat & Biking
Barnston Island, Surrey, BC
restaurant
Hooked Fish Bar
12157 Beecher St, Surrey, BC
activity
Crescent Beach with Sea to Sky Adventures
3136 McBride Ave, Surrey, BC
pub
Hawthorne Beer Market & Bistro
5633 176 St, Surrey, BC
accomodation
Hampton Inn
19500 Langley Bypass, Surrey, BC
activity
South Dyke Trail
activity
London Heritage Farm
6511 Dyke Road Richmond, Richmond, BC
pub
Britannia Steveston
#250-12240 SECOND AVE, Richmond, BC
poi
Steveston Village
140-3866 Bayview St. , Richmond, BC
activity
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond, BC
brewery
brewery
180-14200 Entertainment Blvd., Richmond, BC
accomodation
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Riverport
10688 No.6 Road, Richmond, BC
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Night at the Museum – BC Ale Trail Edition

Sports. Beer. Food. Music. 

The Olympic Experience Museum is turning down the lights, and turning up the music for a night of craft beer and beer-inspired food. Saturday, November 3rd from 6 – 10 pm.

Explore over 400 “artefacts”, digital archives, and a dozen sports simulators and challenges, at Canada’s first Olympic Museum at this unique adults-only night.

Five breweries from the New West, Surrey, Delta, Richmond Ale Trail, will be serving up beer samples (4oz) throughout the evening:

Monkey 9 BrewingBritannia BrewingFour Winds Brewing, Central City Brewers & Distillers and Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks. (Regretfully our partners at Steel & Oak are unable to participate)

More info and tickets here. Must be 19+ to enter.

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Tourism New Westminster

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.

Tourism Delta

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.

Discover Surrey

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.

Tourism Richmond

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.

Explore the River Market:

Located in New Westminster

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Happening in Surrey

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