Are you planning a trip to New Westminster? That is a fascinating idea, and to excite you even more, here are interesting things about the West. Contrary to its name New Westminster is Canada’s oldest city, established in 1859. Queen Victoria named this place after her favorite London district. New Westminster, located in the heart of Metro Vancouver, is a confluence of arts, culture, food, shopping, recreation, and live entertainment. New Westminster is accessible by car or transit from downtown Vancouver. You can take a plane ride to YVR International Airport or experience a ferry ride to BC Ferry Terminal.

You will never run out of things to do in New Westminster as there is so much to experience. If you are a history geek, New Westminster must be on your bucket list. It prides itself on its colorful past with more than 150 years of stories from the 18th century to the present. Their museums tell it all.

But if you aren’t into history, then splurge! Shop till you drop in the six shopping districts of New Westminster. You can explore Uptown, Queensborough, Sapperton, Downtown, the West End, and the Quay. Aside from these unique shopping centers, there are also entertainment places to watch live performances, theater shows, and festivals. The parks have greenways, bicycle paths, and walking trails for visitors to enjoy.

In addition, the Great Fraser River offers a variety of activities for visitors aside from its scenic view. You can escape the city to the calming landscape of Sapperton Landing Park or enjoy outdoor activities at the Westminster Pier Park overlooking the mighty Fraser River. You can also enjoy a casual walk along the boardwalk of the waterfront esplanade.

Experience New Westminster the way you like it. Find out what’s happening by visiting our events calendar.