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New Westminster

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“New West” is western Canada’s oldest city and was BC’s first capital.

Named by Queen Victoria, the "Royal City" combines a modern urban waterfront with a core of historic brick and stone buildings and homes. SkyTrain provides a direct link to downtown Vancouver.

New Westminster offers a wide variety of activities in arts, entertainment, sports, and outdoor recreation. From museums and heritage sites to festivals and paddlewheeler cruises, from art galleries and waterfront shopping to sports events and the casino nightlife scene, the historic city has activities for visitors of all backgrounds.

New Westminster stages festivals year-round that celebrate this hospitable community's culture and history.

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