The Fraser River Discovery Centre hosts and puts on a number of events each year, all designed to promote understanding and discussion of the living, working Fraser River.


Upcoming Events:

New West Winter Fest – ‘Gifts from the Fraser’

When: Saturday, December 14th, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Fraser River Discovery Centre

In collaboration with the City of New Westminster’s ‘New West Winter Fest’ campaign, the Fraser River Discovery Centre will be hosting a series of family-friendly activities throughout the day, all with the goal of fostering discovery and appreciation for the Fraser River in wintertime, and inviting us all to consider how we can engage with and learn about the river all year round.

The Fraser River Discovery Centre is excited to welcome Haida Storyteller Kung Jaadee, who will be presenting her published story Raven’s Feast in the Canyon Theatre throughout the day (12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm). Her story shares a simple but important message: each of us has a gift to share with the world, and we should also learn to love ourselves. Dressed in her traditional regalia, she uses her rattle, drum, and songs to enhance her stories while also teaching about Haida language and culture.

  • Holiday gifts with a personal twist! Make personalized greeting cards, try your hand at origami boat building, and bring your own tote bags or tea towels to decorate!
  • The River Flowing communal art project. Help us decorate our Fraser River mural with fish, boats, and other animals you get to make yourselves! Pens, pencils, paper and stencils all provided – just bring your imagination!
  • Wintery Photo Booth! Want to get that perfect photo for your family this year?
    Pose like a pro in our winter decorated photo booth and try on some snazzy costumes to get into the spirit of the season.
  • Holiday Games and activities for the whole family!

Step in from the cold and into the warmth of discovery, play, and excitement this holiday season!
Free with admission. All ages welcome!


Super Saturdays – ‘Build-A-Boat!’

When: Saturday, January 25th, 2019, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Where: Fraser River Discovery Centre

Taking place on the last Saturday of every month, Super Saturdays is a series of public programs geared towards family friendly experiences that explore different features of the Fraser River, from its booming industry to its diverse ecosystem.

Visit us on January 25th to learn about the Fraser River’s tough little workhorse: the Tug Boat! Learn about the vital role they play in the Lower Mainland’s economy and create & decorate your very own origami tug boat.

For more information on event dates, time, and location, check out our event calendar below: