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New West is Western Canada’s oldest city. Named by Queen Victoria, the Royal City is the revitalized and trendy hidden gem of British Columbia. A historical and cultural hub which has something for everyone, from food and shopping, to arts, theatre, and live entertainment.

Getting to New West

Come and Visit

New Westminster is easy to reach no matter how you choose to travel. Only 30 minutes from Downtown Vancouver via Skytrain or Car. 20 miles from the US border, Tsawwassen Ferry, passenger rail stations, and the YVR Airport. Whether by land, by sea or air, New Westminster is the central West Coast destination.

  • History of New West

    The 1st Capital of BC. The 1st city in Western Canada. The Royal City. The Original Downtown. Home of the Sappers. Known by many names, New West has an amazing story to tell as one of the oldest parts of Metro Vancouver.

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  • Neighbourhoods

    New West is defined by its unique neighbourhoods, each with their own quirks, characteristics and identities.

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  • Tourism New West

    Get to know our wonderful Tourism staff and directors that are here to help you experience their favourite city.

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