Located at the centre of Metro Vancouver on the banks of the Fraser River, New Westminster is the place to be. As the oldest city in western Canada, and the first capital of British Columbia, the “Royal City” has a proud heritage with much to offer to residents and visitors alike.
New Westminster is a vibrant transportation hub, featuring five rapid transit stations and ready access to major highways, rail and water. Situated 20 km east of Vancouver, travel to Vancouver International Airport, downtown Vancouver and the US border can take as little as 30 minutes.
A city with a “small town feel”, residents of New Westminster share a unique connection. Our many neighbourhoods, from Queensborough to Sapperton, and everywhere in between, have grown over the years and today combine to form a special community.
There is much to see and do in New Westminster. Enjoy a network of greenways, bicycle paths and walking trails. Explore heritage neighbourhoods, visit museums and attend live performances at theatres and festivals. Our parks, thriving arts community and vibrant commercial districts combine to make New Westminster a great place to live, work and play.
Located at the centre of lower mainland, New Westminster is the place to be. The oldest city in western Canada and the first capital of British Columbia, New Westminster is a city deeply connected to a rich past, brimming with excitement for a bright future.