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New Westminster - Community Overview

New Westminster is the oldest city in British Columbia, named by Queen Victoria herself when it was the colonial capital in 1859. Before that, it was known as “Queensborough”. Four years after New Westminster was incorporated, the first legislative council of the Province met there in 1864. In 1868, the capital was transferred to Victoria.


The first bank in B.C. was opened in New Westminster in 1862, along with the oldest hospital in British Columbia. New Westminster celebrated its 125th anniversary in 1984. Because Queen Victoria named the city, it has retained the nickname - The Royal City -throughout the years. New Westminster is a port town, where sternwheelers rolled in during the 1860s and now modern freighters from around the world put in at the freshwater, ice-free, deep-sea port on the south arm of the Fraser River.


Today, because of New Westminster’s strategic location, the manufacturing industry is an important component of the economy. The retail industry has the largest sector, along with lumber, plywood and paper industries. Although agricultural pursuits are minor in the New Westminster area, large agricultural areas lie in the nearby communities of Richmond, Delta and the Lower Fraser Valley to Hope.


The City of New Westminster is part of the Greater Vancouver Regional District and is situated on the Burrard Peninsula, on the north bank of the Fraser River. The Pattullo Bridge connects New Westminster with the City of Surrey. New Westminster is located along Highway #1A, approximately 20 km east of downtown Vancouver.


The population in New Westminster is approximately 58,549.


For more information about New Westminster:

City of New Westminster

511 Royal Ave.

New Westminster, BC

V3L 1H9

604-521-3711

https://www.newwestcity.ca/

Weather

New Westminster has an average July temperature of 16.8°C and an average January temperature of 2.8°C. The average annual precipitation is 2019 mm.

 

For daily or historical weather conditions, visit:

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca

MEDIA

One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper: 

 

New Westminster News Leader

604-438-6397 

https://www.newwestrecord.ca/

EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrolment procedures, please contact: 

 

School District #40 (New Westminster) 

1001 Columbia St.

New Westminster, BC

V3M 1C4

604-517-6240

https://newwestschools.ca

 

Additional educational institutes: 


Douglas College

New Westminster Campus

604-527-5400

https://www.douglascollege.ca/

Medical Information

Royal Columbian Hospital

330 Columbia St. E.

New Westminster, BC

V3L 3W7

604-520-4253 

https://www.fraserhealth.ca/

Public Services

TRANSPORTATION

Motor Vehicle & Driver Licencing

ICBC

1-800-950-1498

https://www.icbc.com/Pages/default.aspx

 

Public Transit

Translink

604-953-3333

https://www.translink.ca/

Special Attractions

GROCERY STORES

To find a grocery store in the New Westminster, visit:

 

IGA

https://www.igastoresbc.com/

 

River Market

https://rivermarket.ca/

 

Safeway

https://www.safeway.com/

 

M&M Meat Shops

https://www.mmfoodmarket.com/

 

Specialty Stores


Karmavore

Vegan Grocery

http://karmavore.ca/

Shopping Centres

Royal City Centre

610 6th St. 

New Westminster, BC

V3L 3C2

604-526-8064

https://royalcitycentre.ca/


Queensborough Landing

805 Boyd St.

New Westminster, BC

L4K 5X3

604-448-9112

http://queensboroughlanding.ca/

Entertainment

Movie Theatre

To find a movie theatre near you, visit:

https://www.frontrowcentre.com/

 

Restaurants

To find local restaurants, visit: 

https://www.restaurantica.com/

 

Live Theatre

For production information, visit:

https://www.masseytheatre.com/

 

Nightlife

For information on bars and pubs, visit:

https://tourismnewwestminster.com/

Moving Tips Brochures

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  • Protecting your goods in transit

  • Handling dangerous goods

  • Do-it-yourself packing guide

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