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Presale Condos in New Westminster, BC

Th City of New Westminster also known as “The Royal City” is located in the Lower Mainland on the border of the Fraser River. It is the first ever city of western Canada and carries a significant history by being the first established capital of the colony of British Columbia in 1858. It was chosen as the province’s first city because of the beautiful and tactical location right on the waterfront. Read more…

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Th City of New Westminster also known as “The Royal City” is located in the Lower Mainland on the border of the Fraser River. It is the first ever city of western Canada and carries a significant history by being the first established capital of the colony of British Columbia in 1858. It was chosen as the province’s first city because of the beautiful and tactical location right on the waterfront. In 1868 Victoria was chosen as the permanent capital after BC and Vancouver Island were united as one colony. However, New Westminster remained secondary in rank after the Canadian Pacific Railway was constructed through the city into Vancouver from the years of 1886-87.

Once upon a time, New Westminster was also the most populated city in British Columbia, until it was exceeded by the rapidly growing city of Vancouver in the very early 1900s. The population of the city now sits at 70,996 residents as of 2016 with a 7.6% increase since 2011 according to New Westminster’s Census Data.

Other than the long rich history New Westminster carries, in present day it is Metro Vancouver’s best kept secret. It has become a major hub for unique shopping, dining and entertainment, it’s no wonder the city has increased considerably in population!

  • People from all over the Lower Mainland cannot get enough of the several new, popular and culturally diverse food destinations in New Westminster: el Santo, Steel & Oak Brewing Co., Piva Modern Italian & much more!
  • The River Market is intended to fulfill every foodies dreams! The market is located in central New Westminster and features over 70,000 square feet of space for people to shop, eat and enjoy right on the waterfront.
  • Home to multiple parks for everyone to enjoy! A few notable parks include: Pier Park, Sapperton Park & Queen’s park.
  • Royal City Centre is the city’s destination for shopping over 40 shops and services.
  • A city that focuses heavily on the arts and community, therefore it features the Arts Council of New Westminster, Anvil Centre, 100 Braid St Studios, Massey Theatre and Douglas College.

To get an idea of real estate price trends in New West Minster, have a look at the most recent Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Statistics.

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