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Hi there!

Welcome to the Fraser River Discovery Centre’s blog. We’re glad you are here.

The Fraser River Discovery Centre (or as we lovingly call it the Discovery Centre or the FRDC) is a pretty cool interpretive centre all about the Mighty Fraser River. Our big (17,000 square feet to be exact), beautiful, blue building is located  on the Fraser River at 788 Quayside Dr., in New Westminster, BC, Canada – and boy, is this ever a fun place to be.

We hope this blog will be one place you can come for information about the Mighty Fraser. But we also want to give you a look at how we work and what we are working on. There is so much happening on the river and in the Discovery Centre and we want to share it with you!

Since our building overlooks the river, our staff and volunteers can often be seen speculating on what types of fish the birds are trying to catch, calling each other to point out a particularly long log boom going by or diving for the camera to try and take a picture of the elusive seal that keeps swimming by our windows but dives away whenever the camera makes an appearance.

While we’re constantly amazed by what happens just outside our windows, we actually spend most of our days working on programs and exhibits that connect our visitors to the living, working Fraser River. This is a pretty big job…literally. The river is 1375km long and the size of the Fraser basin is bigger than the state of California! Our focus includes all aspects of the river from the history, environment, and industries to the cultures and communities. And we love it!

Happy reading!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 15, 2011 1:50 pm

    Hi Catherine,

    I have yet to visit the centre but I know I will very soon! I am excited about the work you are doing at the centre. Of late all of my work has been centred around the River. I find I am inspired every day to write and create visual art based on the moods and character of the Fraser.

    My work is not historical but mystical, symbolic and figurative and essentially about the mysterious mighty power that is the River itself.

    I look forward to visiting soon,


  2. Gwilym Davies permalink
    July 29, 2013 10:52 am

    There was a large animal in the river this morning a little upriver from the Discovery Centre. It must have been a seal. I was surprised by its size. Some ladies passing told me that in the past groups of seals were often seen.

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