New Westminster is known for the quality, creativity and innovation of its recreational programs that draw substantial participation from surrounding communities, and has a diverse selection of cultural events and groups. The cultural element is a growing dimension of the New Westminster lifestyle.

With the SkyTrain connecting to Vancouver and Surrey, New Westminster has become the community of choice for many young professional families. The development of the waterfront and the former provincial penitentiary lands are examples of how BC’s original capital city is experiencing a renaissance.

The city has a strong public sector component, as it is the seat of the New Westminster Law Courts and the location for the Land Title Office for the Lower Mainland. A variety of housing types are offered, ranging from the large historic homes of Queen's Park to executive style condominiums. A riverfront esplanade along a series of lagoons provides attractive pedestrian access to a festival market and marine park.

City of New Westminster:

Incorporated Area 15.4 km2
Elevation 60 m
Population 58,549
Density 3,548.5/km2
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