Find Your Centre in New Westminster


Downtown New Westminster © Courtesy of Tourism New Westminster

Riverside restaurants, museums, and shops. Just a short 20-minute SkyTrain ride from downtown, right in the middle of Metro Vancouver

What centres you? Is it being in nature, breathing in the crisp, clean air? Is it spending time with friends and family or experiencing exciting food and culinary delights?

As life changes, we all too often move away from our centres. We move to new cities, take on new opportunities, and meet new people—all great things that make life exciting. But every now and then, it can be extraordinarily refreshing to rediscover the parts of life that make you feel most like yourself.

Whether you’re planning your next getaway or looking for inspiration, New Westminster, situated in the heart of Metro Vancouver, is the perfect place to find your centre.

Meet me in New West

Centrally located and surrounded by Skytrain stops and neighbouring towns like Richmond, Burnaby, Coquitlam, and Surrey, New Westminster is the place to reconnect with family and friends. As the oldest city in western Canada, New Westminster has adventures around every corner. Discover unique shops and attractions, sample authentic cuisines and explore vibrant outdoor spaces in British Columbia’s historic first capital and enjoy a stay at the Inn at The Quay Hotel. What better way to find what centres you than by exploring the city with the people who make you feel your best?

Catch a show at one of the city’s many theatres, embrace your creative spirit with a tour of the New Media Gallery, full of groundbreaking contemporary art, and dive into a world of learning at the Fraser River Discovery Centre.

After a day of exploring everything the city has to offer, wind down by immersing yourself in nature. British Columbia is best known for its variety of outdoor activities, and New Westminster is no exception. New Westminster has an abundance of green, from parks to biking and hiking trails, to riverboat tours. With over six acres of outdoor space, Port Royal Park is the perfect spot to find your centre in nature.

The spectacular Port Royal Riverfront Walk provides accessible trails, views, interpretive signs, native plantings, a sand beach and a lookout onto Poplar Island. The Paddlewheeler Riverboat offers scenic river cruises along the mighty Fraser River, with unique offerings for sunset dinner cruises, and celebrations like Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, and more.

If culinary experiences make your heart sing, New Westminster is the place to be. You’ll find delightful offerings from every corner of the world, plus a host of bars and venues for unlimited fun. Located in the heart of New Westminster, River Market is a culinary destination for everyday foodies. From specialty foods to exciting food festivals and even an independent grocery store focusing on organic goods, River Market is a creative hub where you can shop, eat, and play.

“After everything that has transpired these past two years, there is a pent-up energy for folks to reconnect with their Family, Friends and everything that brings them balance. New Westminster provides the ideal central place to meet, eat and stay. Whether it’s the Fraser River, Highway 1 or the Skytrain, all routes come through New Westminster” —Mun Bagri, Executive Director, Tourism New West

From art exhibits and comedy shows to music festivals and food trucks, there’s always something exciting happening in New West! Perhaps best of all, you’ll experience a welcoming community focused on promoting accessibility. The atmosphere speaks for itself—everyone is welcome in New West.

Rediscover what centres you. Plan your trip to New Westminster today at

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New West is the trendy hidden gem of Metro Vancouver. Western Canada’s oldest city, New West is a historical and cultural hub with everything from food and shopping, to arts, theatre, and live entertainment.


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