About the

Hyack Festival Association

The Hyack Festival Association has been enriching the hearts of its surrounding community for over 48 years. Aiming to inspire, unite and excite the community, Hyack 2018 promises to celebrate the fusion of cultures and personalities that embody New Westminster.

Our Mission

The Hyack Festival Association makes New Westminster a better place to live by bringing to life a world-class parade and festivals.

Recently moved to New Westminster? Lived here your whole life? Young? Old? You're already involved! The Hyack Festival is a community affair! We want to see as many residents as possible participating, and nothing makes us happier than seeing beaming smiles at our parade!  BECOME A MEMBER

At the Hyack Festival Association, we put on festivals and events because we want to bring our community together. That's why our volunteer-run organization puts on events that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of New Westminster.


Formed in 1971, the Hyack Festival Association works to enhance and enliven the quality of life for both the citizens of New Westminster and visitors to BC.


Throughout the year, we organize and sponsor a full calendar of events and projects that generate community spirit including:


  • The New Westminster Hyack Ambassador Program

  • The Hyack Festival Week

  • The Hospitality Weekend

  • May Day Community Heritage Picnic

  • The Hyack Festival & International Parade

  • the Hyack Canada Day Festival & Fireworks

  • and many more


The Hyack Festival Association also prides itself on the many community partnerships we have formed with businesses, community and charitable organizations, arts groups and other key community stakeholders while promoting New Westminster throughout the Lower Mainland and the Pacific North West by representing New Westminster at many other parades and festivals.  Our Float is accompanied by many Hyack members and our New Westminster Hyack Ambassadors who create fellowship by travelling to out of town festivals.

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