We’re open daily from December 17th – January 2nd, with the exception of closures on on December 25th, 26th, and January 1st.

Drop by and discover the Fraser this winter break!

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Winter has arrived at the Fraser River, and we invite you to celebrate the season at the FRDC’s Winter Discovery Days! Throughout December 17 – January 2, head to the Fraser River Discovery Centre for family-friendly fun that explores some of the wondrous changes this season brings. Step out of the cold and into the warmth of curiosity!

There will be self-guided activities throughout the building, a facilitated activity from 10am-12pm, and storytime from 1pm-3pm:

  • Daily    
    • Drop in for a seasonal tale and a craft with storytime every day between 1pm-3pm 
    • Discover animal adaptations to the cold by making your own den or finding a place to camouflage around the building! 
    • Play our jumbo board game to learn about local ecosystems in the wintertime. 
  • December 17th – 24th: Snowy Science – Learn how snowflakes form and model the surprising array of snowflake shapes. Then see if you can figure out which critters have been tromping through the snow!
  • December 27th – January 2nd: Hummingbird Habitats – How do hummingbirds survive the winter? Build a hummingbird habitat and learn how to help these flashy fliers through the cold season.

Please note that the Centre is closed on Dec 25th, 26th, and Jan 1st.

WHEN: December 17th – January 2nd

  • Self-guided activities: 10:00am – 4:00pm 
  • Facilitated activities (Snowy Science, Hummingbird Habitats): 10:00am – 12:00pm 
  • Storytime: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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

COST: Includes admission to the Discovery Centre. Admission is free for members. Specific costs are listed below:

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

COVID-19 Safety:

  • Masks are required for all participants over five (5). 
  • While visiting the Centre, please follow physical distancing rules wherever possible. 
  • Caretakers are asked to remain with their children for the duration of their visit.