Faces of the Fraser is an informal opportunity for the community to engage with people on the river to learn more about the role played by the mighty Fraser in our daily lives.

Presentations are followed by a Q&A session. Previous speakers have included local historian Archie Miller, wildlife photographer Fernando Lessa, Fraser River Pilot Mike Armstrong, and Fraser Riverkeeper’s Sadie Caron. These sessions are designed to promote understanding and discussion of the living, working Fraser River.

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Alan Haig-Brown & Rick Blacklaws


This event has been POSTPONED. Check back here for details of the next Faces of the Fraser presentation!

Join us in April as we welcome Alan Haig-Brown and Rick Blacklaws, collaborators on Random Walks: New West from the Street.

A long-time observer of the history made in everyday moments, Haig-Brown’s recently published book of photos, Random Walks: New West from the Street, is the result of daily walks during the pandemic. The images, all of which were shot with an iPhone, reflect the ever-evolving culture of New West and how it relates to the Fraser River in both geography and history.  

Haig-Brown, whose photography and writing career has spanned the globe, will explain the rationale behind the selection of images and the technical joys of iPhone photography. The book includes images of log tows on the river, container ships arriving at Fraser-Surrey port, the rich farmland of Queensborough, the last of the shipyards on Annacis Channel, and numerous other riverine features one can spot within the city.  

Copies of the book will be available for sale. 


WHERE: Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster, BC 

WHO: While everyone is welcome, this presentation is aimed at adult audiences. 

COST: Registration includes admission to the Fraser River Discovery Centre.  

  • Family Ticket ($15.00 each) – for 2 adults and up to 4 children  
  • Adult Ticket ($6.00) – Adult 19 and older  
  • Senior Ticket ($5.00) – Senior 65 and older  
  • Student Ticket ($5.00) – Student ID required  
  • Child ticket ($3.00) – children aged 3-12  
  • Children 2 and under register for free.  

As a non-profit charitable organization, the Fraser River Discovery Centre relies on support from community members like yourselves to develop exhibits and programs that give voice to the stories of the Fraser River. Please consider making a donation to the Discovery Centre HERE, or in-person during your next visit. Thank you!