Living in New Westminster

Historic New Westminster was incorporated over a century and a half ago and is the oldest city in Western Canada. Known as the Royal City, it is a colourful blend of the old and new and is definitely one of the jewels of the West Coast.

Situated right in the heart of the Lower Mainland, New Westminster is on the northern shore of the Fraser River and enjoys sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. It extends across a total area of over 15 kmĀ² and has an estimated population of around 66,000 residents, making it one of the densest cities in Metro Vancouver.

Compact and walkable, the city features a diversity of neighbourhoods as well as numerous cultural attractions, historic sites, and parks and open spaces. Its most notable neighbourhoods are the Downtown area, Uptown, Historic Sapperton, Westminster Quay, Queensborough, and the West End, more popularly known as Brow of the Hill.

As can be imagined, the real estate options here as varied as anyone could possibly want. There are charming riverfront condos, new custom-built homes, well-preserved Victorian-era mansions, turn-of-the-century Arts & Crafts residences, and so on.

New Westminster Quick Facts:

  • Named by Queen Victoria herself after her favourite London neighbourhood, the borough of Westminster
  • Situated 19 km away from Vancouver
  • TransLink provides public transportation services and the city has five SkyTrain stations
  • First designed and constructed by the Corps of Royal Engineers

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