Feast on the Fraser River in New Westminster

by Catherine Dunwoody

New Westminster’s culinary scene is getting more impressive by the day, and the Feast on the Fraser 10-day festival showcases the bounty of great food grown and produced along the mighty Fraser River.

With a different signature event each day, and The Fraser Valley a proud sponsor, Feast on the Fraser ensures that New Westminster local businesses have sourced at least one ingredient from Langley, Abbotsford, or Chilliwack farmers and providers.

Fraser Valley tomatoes | image courtesy of Tourism New Westminster
Fraser Valley tomatoes | image courtesy of Tourism New Westminster

Kicking off on September 23rd in the River Market, $45 will give you a sampling of tastes for the next 9 days with eateries like Wild Rice Bistro, El Santo, Longtail Kitchen, MATCH Eatery, Tre Galli involved, and your choice of beer or wine from Steel & Oak or Pacific Breeze Winery. Noshing, sipping and live entertainment – think of it as a mini Feast on the Fraser under one roof.

If you have time to delve deeper into the line up of events, we highly recommend you do.

Pizza and Beer Night | image courtesy of Tourism New Westminster
Pizza and Beer Night | image courtesy of Tourism New Westminster

Pizza and beer go together like salt and pepper in our book. On Friday, September 30th, Steel & Oak will serve guests four tasters of Royal City’s most popular craft brews matched up with three of Boston Pizza’s mini pizzas. $25 and includes a Steel & Oak glass, for keeps.

Ode to Lulu | image courtesy of Tourism New Westminster
Ode to Lulu | image courtesy of Tourism New Westminster

The final day of Feast on the Fraser, October 2nd, features Match Eatery + Public House hosting an “Ode to Lulu”, an evening of live music and entertainment celebrating the gold-rush days of the Fraser River. Tuck into a three-course dinner in the Smirnoff Lounge, and prepare for some dancing afterward. Tickets are $45

That’s just a sampling of the daily events planned, so do visit

Visit feastonthefraser.com for more information and to buy tickets. Brought to you by Tourism New Westminster and The Fraser Valley.