New Westminster sits on the Burrard Peninsula on the north bank of Fraser River and is one of Metro Vancouver's oldest cities. Located about 20 kilometres southeast of Vancouver, New Westminster is home to more than two dozen neighbourhood parks and a network of trails - including the Brunette-Fraser Trail, which connects New Westminster to Vancouver's trail system.
The popular Brunette-Fraser Trail boasts some amazing river views, majestic trees, public art and even some benches for a quick rest. Queensborough Perimeter Trail is one of the city's newest trails, connecting New Westminster's Queensborough neighbourhood with the Fraser River. With some 7.1 kilometres of new trails added in 2011, this new trail system - parts of which are wheelchair-accessible - features scenic views of the river and lookout points as well as beautiful trees, flowers, a dock and benches.
Other New Westminster trails include the Annacis Channel Trail, offering stunning views of Annacis Island and Fraser River, the one-kilometre Boundary Trail, the North Arm Trail and the Port Royal Loop - a picturesque 1.8-kilometre trail perfect for walkers, joggers and strollers that offers access to the Port Royal Park and community garden.