New Westminster is full of long and rich history as it is the oldest city in Western Canada, and the first capital of Beautiful British Columbia. New Westminster is also known as the “Royal City.” It is located at the center of Metro Vancouver on the banks of the Fraser River.
New Westminster is an accessible city with its five transit stations, access to major highways, rail and water. New Westminster is 20 km east of Vancouver. Travelling to the downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver International Airport and US border can take as little as 30 minutes by car.
Even though New Westminster has a small town feel there is much to see and do. There is a variety of bicycle pathways and walking trails. Discover the heritage neighborhoods, you must visit the museums and attend live performances at theatres and festivals. It is a vibrant city, great place to live, work and play.
It is time to explore New Westminster. Educate yourself with the rich heritage and culture New Westminster has to offer. Visit 302 Royal Avenue, which is located at the heart of the Royal city, the Irving House is one of the oldest community heritage sites in BC. Built in 1865 the home offers guests the opportunity to revisit the earl pioneer days. There are tours, which are offered for you.
Starlight casino is a great way to spend your evening in New Westminster. Just minutes away from the Vancouver International Airport, Starlight offers a night full of gaming entertainment experience. Starlight has near 935 of the newest slots and 53 table games. If you get hungry while you are enjoying the entertainment, you can visit The Match Eatery & Public House which offers a modern atmosphere. You have the option of exploring the beautiful outdoor patio with lounge seating, fire pits and misters.
Curious about how beer is made? You can visit the very popular Steel & Oak Brewing Co. All you have to do is call in and schedule a brewery tour. Go in and see all the magic it takes to make the beer you drink.
A few shops you can visit in New Westminster are the Columbia Square plaza, you will find specialty shops and various restaurants. Queensborough Landing, is made just for all you fashionistas and shopaholics. The Royal City Centre Mall is another place you can visit to satisfy all your shopping needs.