Living in New Westminster
Located at the centre of lower mainland, New Westminster is the place to live. 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.
Our urban community has maintained its small-town charm over the years and today New Westminster continues to attract new families and businesses alike. Five Skytrain stations link our city to centres throughout Metro Vancouver and close access to major road, rail, air and water connections provides us with a competitive advantage.
As a regional town centre, New Westminster is actively working towards its goal to be a truly liveable city, where residents can live, work and play. Our neighbourhoods are home to active, engaged citizens who work together to form a special community, connected to our waterfront location and linked together by parks and greenways along with a network of biking and walking trails. And a focus on creating and promoting economic development opportunities will ensure our prosperity in years to come.