Old + New West: The Golden Mile

Columbia Street in downtown New Westminster has always served as a central location where people would come and gather. Through time, the street has seen the glorious days of the 40’s and 50’s, when it was known as “The Golden Mile” and it has also faced its fair share of hardships that came along with […]

Old + New West: Hyack Square

Beginning in 1859, the Royal Engineers surveyed what is now Downtown New Westminster into a grid pattern parallel to the Fraser River. What is now known as Hyack Square was one of the oldest urban squares in the city, first established in 1860 as an extension of Merchant Square. Although New West residents greatly appreciated […]