Thank you for your interest in renting the Fraser River Discovery Centre!

Located on the boardwalk at Westminster Quay and steps away from downtown New Westminster, the Discovery Centre offers a creative and unique venue for a wide variety of special events. The atmosphere is accentuated by the exhibits currently showing on both floors of the Discovery Centre, and with panoramic views of the mighty Fraser River, the Discovery Centre is an ideal location for social events, business meetings, ceremonies, workshops, and stand-up receptions.

The Fraser River Discovery Centre (FRDC) is a registered charity. Proceeds from rentals help support the Centre’s work in connecting communities in the discovery and celebration of the living, working Fraser River and in presenting the stories of the Fraser River and their contributions to the life, history, and future of British Columbia.


  • Bright, naturally lit, and air conditioned, with river views
  • Wireless internet available throughout the building
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ample adjacent public pay parking


Bright, naturally lit, high ceilings, Wi-Fi, air conditioned with river views provides a dramatic space, well-suited for social events, business meetings, conferences, workshops, parties and stand-up receptions.

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While the FRDC is available for rentals all year, there are certain restrictions depending on our public hours and the season:

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All rentals include two on-site staff members and the use of the kitchen. A minimum of a 3 hour rental is required. Plus there is an additional $100 non-refundable cleaning fee if food and/or drinks are applicable to your event.

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788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster, BC V3M 6Z6
The FRDC is located at New Westminster Quay between the Bosa Parking Lot and River Market.


Pay parking is available at the Bosa Parking lot east of the FRDC. The cost is $1.50 per hour or $6.50 per day and is payable by credit card or coins (bills are not accepted). Parking rates may change without notice.


The Discovery Centre is a fully accessible facility.


Please read the procedures and terms of use carefully and contact the Operations Manager, for further information. Click to download a PDF:

To submit your rental request please click on the button on the left.