Westminster Pier Park - a walk along the Fraser River

  • March 12, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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The Westminster Pier Park connects visitors to the mighty Fraser River and when combined with the Waterfront Esplanade Boardwalk creates a magnificent 2.5 km linear waterfront park. 

The innovative and award winning Westminster Pier Park is uniquely built with equal parts built on land and water (supported by 3,600 pilings). The park's amenities include: a 600 meter water front boardwalk and elevated viewpoints.

The Waterfront Esplanade Boardwalk was developed with a unique waterfront theme to connect visitors to the Fraser River.

How do I get there: If you are taking Sky train, get off at New Westminster Station and walk across the street. Go to  www.translink.ca for info on buses. There are many pay parking lots in the area and there is some street parking. 

The route: We will make our way to the River Market....it is the centre point of our walk....from there we will head to right and walk along the the Waterfront Boardwalk Esplanade, turn around, walk past the River Market and head into the Westminster Pier Park.

What should I bring: A camera....any type is fine; a camera phone, a point and shoot or a DSLR, wear comfortable shoes and dress warmly. We will be walking along the river and it will be chilly.

RSVP PROTOCOL - if you RSVP to this event and then can't make it please have the courtesy to change your RSVP so the rest of the group isn't waiting for you...I will be taking attendance and if you don't show up, you will be marked as a NO SHOW.

I am passionate about photography and this city, and enjoy sharing my passions with this group....however I am not qualified to answer any technical questions you may have...there are lots of very skilled people in the group that are always willing to assist..and Barry Brady has kindly offered to answer any questions by email. Just go to the homepage and hit contact.

AT ALL TIMES, PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF YOURSELF AND YOUR FELLOW PHOTO WALKERS, YOUR PROPERTY AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS!

Following the walk, please fell free to share unto 8 photos with the group.

Hope to see you there!

Kelly





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  • Jack V.

    As always very well organized. I really fun day and a great place to enjoy our hobby.

    1 · March 12

  • Marlisse

    What a wonderful meetup: great day, great spot, great people :) Thanks Kelly for organizing, and thanks everyone for all the sharing!

    1 · March 14

  • Claire

    Very nice site to pick

    1 · March 13

  • Jennifer C.

    The walk was great! Such nice weather and so many things to photograph! I had a great day. Thanks Kelly for sharing your walk with us!

    1 · March 13

  • Arlene W.

    Beautiful day, nice place to walk and friendly people :)

    1 · March 13

  • Candy

    What a beautiful warm day! Thanks Kelly for picking this good day! Wish I could stay the whole day and sun-tanning as well! :-D

    1 · March 12

  • Connie T.

    Wonderful weather. Nice people.

    1 · March 12

  • Lorna S.

    It was a great day, lovely people, lots of things to take pictures of.

    1 · March 12

  • Brigitte

    Fabulous day for a walk on the River. Thanks Kelly :)

    1 · March 12

  • Filomena R.

    Hi Kelly, I won't be able to come today. My sciatica is really bad and I want to be ok for Saturday. Will you guys next time for sure. I changed my RSVP. Enjoy your walk.

    March 12

    • kelly

      Sorry to here that Filomena, take it easy...see you Saturday

      March 12

  • Jean

    I would like to see more weekday meet ups, but perhaps earlier or later so that we can get the good light.

    March 12

    • kelly

      Hi Jean...it's a great idea, but my life right now isn't conducive to early mornings and rush hours complicate things...maybe as the days get lighter and longer...if anyone is interested in hosting something like this, just let Barry or I know and we would be happy to help you out with it.

      March 12

  • Lorna S.

    Kelly, I've decided to come, see you there.

    1 · March 12

    • kelly

      ....and I am glad you did Lorna...it was nice walking and talking with you today

      March 12

  • kelly

    Thanks everyone for coming out today....(It beats doing housework)....and I think we had a 100% turnout! What a glorious day....please feel free to share upto 8 of your best images with the group....see you next time

    1 · March 12

  • kelly

    After the photo walk let's meet for coffee inside the River Market to share some photos and talk about the experience.....there are some fast food restaurants as well for anyone wanting a quick bite.....Wally's burgers anyone?

    1 · March 11

    • kelly

      Hopefully you can come by for a few minutes Candy....it's a small food court, there are some other options as well http://www.rivermarke...­

      March 11

    • Candy

      Great! Thanks Kelly! See you all!

      March 12

  • Jean

    Sorry. I changed my RSVP to not coming. I am running late.

    March 12

  • Marlisse

    I really like the idea of meeting afterwards - is there a certain time? Other meetup groups like this I noticed often we get kind of spread out and I may not notice people are going :)

    March 11

    • kelly

      Hi Marlisse....in all likelihood, we will spread out..it is inevitable because we are all drawn to different things....the photo walks are usually 2 hours.....so we will meet up in the River Market.... around 12:45'ish

      March 11

    • Marlisse

      Perfect, thank you Kelly! Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

      March 11

  • Lorna S.

    Kelly, I've changed my RSVP, I'm going to Kanaka Park in Maple Ridge today and Olympic Village Friday night and have decided I should do something around my house tomorrow, HOWEVER, I still may show up a little later! See you soon.

    March 11

    • kelly

      okay Lorna...maybe we will see you tomorrow!

      March 11

  • Garry

    Sorry, but I will have to miss this event. Previous engagement. G.

    March 11

    • kelly

      oh no...who's going to be there to suggest the theme? see you next time Garry

      1 · March 11

  • Geoff D.

    Have fun everyone, sounds like a good wander.

    1 · March 11

  • Nancy

    I'm working. I was just down there yesterday though. I live right there. :) Have fun!

    March 10

    • kelly

      Thanks Nancy....hope to catch up with you soon!

      1 · March 10

    • Nancy

      For sure...have fun. I had a lot of puddles that made for some cool reflections to play with on Sunday.

      March 11

  • melanie m

    For some reason I thought this was for Sunday. Oops. I can't attend. I'm working.

    March 11

  • Jack V.

    Hi Kelly.

    I have a business call on Wednesday morning so I might be arriving later that 10:30 am. If that's the case I will look for you guys.

    March 10

    • kelly

      Okay Jack...I'll watch out for you!

      March 10

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