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RiverFest 2023

The FRDC is excited to announce the return of RiverFest! Brought to you by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, proudly representing the Port of Vancouver, RiverFest is a FREE family-friendly festival taking place from Sept 20th to 24th. To celebrate World Rivers Day and BC Rivers Day, the Discovery Centre is planning a weekend of community spirit, captivating performances, and guided walks for the 21st year of RiverFest.

Please help us keep this calendar up to date! If this activity is sold out, canceled, or otherwise needs alteration, email mindy@kidsoutandabout.com so we can update it immediately. If you have a question about the activity itself, please contact the organization administrator listed below.

Kicking things off with…

Fraser tRIVERia Night!

September 20th, 7pm

Presented by Paddlewheeler Pub

How well do you know the biggest river in BC? Put your knowledge to the test with some local grub and a riverside view. Featuring a non-alcoholic drink special, start off the RiverFest fun at Paddlewheeler Pub at 7pm on Sept 20th!



Saturday, September 23rd

New West Boardwalk, 10am – 4pm

Soak up live performances as you stroll the New West Quay where local organizations will share their expertise in the Exhibitor Expo and New West Craft makers will showcase their wares.  

In addition, the Samson V Museum will be open for visitors to interact with maritime community members aboard the vessel! 

Finally, head over to Sapperton Landing Park on the ferry, presented by Tourism New West, for the Vancouver Wooden Boat Society’s Small Boat RendezvousThere will be a kid’s boat building area and hands-on demonstrations.  

Sunday, September 24th

Various Locations, 10am – 4pm

Celebrate BC Rivers Day, presented by Rivershed Society of BC, with a series of 40-min guided tours presented by and Royal Canadian Legion Br. #2. Binoculars will be available for use during the program. Space is limited  pre-registration is recommended and will be prioritized.  

Shuttle service, presented by TransLink, from the Fraser River Discovery Centre and back will be offered for some of the guided walks on Sunday, Sept 24th. We encourage you to visit the Family Fun Zone at the FRDC before or after your tour to take advantage of all the excitement! If you live near the tour location or prefer your own method of transit, feel free to meet us there once you have pre-registered.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


788 Quayside Dr
New Westminster, BC, V3M 6z6


+1 604-521-8401
Contact name: 
Fraser River Discovery Centre
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