New Westminster is an historically important city in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada, and is a member municipality of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. It was founded as the capital of the Colony of British Columbia (1858–1866).
New Westminster is located on the Burrard Peninsula, on the north bank of the Fraser River. It is 19 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of the City of Vancouver proper, adjacent to Burnaby and Coquitlam and across the Fraser River from Surrey. A portion of New Westminster called Queensborough is located on the eastern tip of Lulu Island, adjacent to Richmond. The total land area is 15.3 square kilometres (5.9 sq mi).
The city has a total population of 58,549 (2006 Census).
Located at the centre of lower mainland, New Westminster is the place to be. The oldest city in western Canada and the first capital of British Columbia, New Westminster is a city deeply connected to a rich past, brimming with excitement for a bright future.
Our urban community has maintained its small-town charm over the years and today New Westminster continues to attract new families and businesses alike. Five Skytrain stations link our city to centres throughout Metro Vancouver and close access to major road, rail, air and water connections provides us with a competitive advantage.
As a regional town centre, New Westminster actively promotes local development and higher density, while working towards our goal as a truly liveable city, where residents can live, work and play. Our neighbourhoods are home to active, engaged citizens who work together to form a special community, connected to our waterfront location and linked together by parks and greenways along with a network of biking and walking trails. And a focus on creating and promoting economic development opportunities will ensure our prosperity in years to come.
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