|Neighbourhood |||New Westminster|
Profile Last Updated: March 13, 2008
With its inclined roads and old buildings, New Westminster is reminiscent of San Francisco. Royal City, as it is affectionately called, is a highly-urbanized area, thanks to BC's forest industry. However, the landscape is not entirely made of concrete and asphalt, as the city overlooks the Fraser River with views of the Golden Ears Mountains, Mt. Baker and the Fraser River Estuary.
Perhaps the event New Westminster is most famous for is the Hyack Festival. This long spring celebration is known throughout the Pacific Northwest. The city is also the oldest in Western Canada, and its history is documented in the New Westminster Museum archives. Other city attractions include the Westminster Quay Public Market, Irving House and Queen's Park, home of BC's first spray pool.
Why Live Here
A wide variety of multicultural events take place here. Civic pride is at its highest level and the city is currently experiencing resurgence in residential and commercial development. Plus, the city is only a short SkyTrain ride in to downtown Vancouver. Perfect for commuters!