Shopping (Kevin Arnold photo)
For shoppers who know what they want, New Westminster has several districts worth visiting: downtown, uptown, Sixth Street, 12th Street and Queensborough.
Downtown and Bridal Row
Antiques and bridal services are the big draws for shoppers in this historic district noted for its heritage buildings.
Around the 600-blocks of Columbia Street and adjacent Front Street (facing the historic waterfront), there's a cluster of antique stores selling sports memorabilia, vintage furniture, and other retro goodies, some dating back as far as the early 19th century.
A three-block stretch of Columbia Street is known as "Bridal Row," and is widely viewed as the place to go in Metro Vancouver for soon-to-be brides.