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Where Culture, Community
and Commerce Meet


  • Anvil Centre


    • Mon: 8am - 5pm

    • Tue: 8am - 5pm

    • Wed: 8am - 5pm

    • Thu: 8am - 8pm

    • Fri: 8am - 5pm

    • Sat: 8am - 5pm

    • Sun: 8am - 5pm

  • Museum & Archives


    • Mon: 10AM - 5PM

    • Tue: 10AM - 5PM

    • Wed: 10AM - 5PM

    • Thu: 10AM - 8PM

    • Fri: 10AM - 5PM

    • Sat: 10AM - 5PM

    • Sun: 10AM - 5PM

  • Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame


    • Mon: 10am - 5pm

    • Tue: 10am - 5pm

    • Wed: 10am - 5pm

    • Thu: 10am - 5pm

    • Fri: 10am - 5pm

    • Sat: 10am - 5pm

    • Sun: 10am - 5pm

  • New Media Gallery


    • Mon: CLOSED -

    • Tue: CLOSED -

    • Wed: 10am - 5pm

    • Thu: 10am - 8pm

    • Fri: 10am - 5pm

    • Sat: 10am - 5pm

    • Sun: 10am - 5pm

Anvil Centre is a vibrant cultural venue and boutique conference centre located in the heart of the City of New Westminster.

Designed to accommodate a wide variety of events, community programs, workshops, and cultural experiences, Anvil Centre is a fusion of ideas, energies and cultures.

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About the Venue

  • Cultural Spaces
  • Conferences & Events
  • Building Accessibility

Anvil Centre is home to cultural spaces that honour our past and find inspiration in the future. Discover unique cultural experiences that invite curiosity, exploration and reflection.

New Westminster Museum & Archives contains more than 70,000 archival objects, records and photographs of New Westminster’s history.

New Westminster New Media Gallery is home to a dynamic schedule of contemporary exhibitions, talks and programs featuring some of the world’s foremost artists.

From intimate music encounters, to family plays and, to avant-garde performances, the Anvil Centre Theatre offers an engaging and vibrant audience experience.

The Community Art Gallery forges creative dialogue and celebrates emerging and established artists working in two dimensional media in our city.

Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame showcases our national summer sport, from its roots until today.

Our top-of-the line professional studios are perfect for workshops, lectures, art classes, music practice, performances, rehearsals and team-building activities.

With four levels of configurable spaces, and advanced technical features, Anvil Centre offers endless possibilities for your next conference, event or meeting.

Anvil Centre’s 18,000 square feet of conference and event space accommodates up to 500 people, and can be configured for all kinds of functions.

Anvil Centre’s non-proscenium 361-seat theatre is ideal for galas, award ceremonies, keynote talks, lectures and film festivals.

Twelve meeting rooms and boardrooms, ranging from 100 to more than 400 square feet, are perfect for meetings and breakout sessions.

Anvil Centre was not only designed for inspiration and exploration, it was built with inclusivity and accessibility in mind.

  • Elevators and accessible doors
  • Parking for guests with disabilities on every level
  • Accessible washrooms on every level
  • Baby change tables in some washrooms
  • Gender-neutral washrooms
  • Fully-equipped first aid room
  • A certified service dog-friendly environment
  • Easy access by transit (Skytrain and bus)
  • Convenient access by bike via the BC Parkway plus on-street bike parking

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Events Manager, or talk to any of our on-site staff.

Meet The ANVIL Centre Team

Our experienced and professional team includes event managers, curators, services coordinators, programming managers and technical directors and archivist. We’re here to help you plan your meeting or event, tap into programs and resources, organize arts and cultural activities, and build community connections.

We are as enthusiastic about helping patrons, customers and the community as we are passionate about the city in which we work, live and play.


New Westminster:
The original downtown

British Columbia’s first-ever capital is quickly emerging as a must-see destination city. Old meets new in this close-knit community where there is so much to do and so much to see. Discover more about our city at Tourism New Westminster and Downtown New Westminster.

  • Where to stay

    Across the street from Anvil Centre and adjacent to the River Market is the Inn At The Quay, a vibrant, stylish hotel featuring 126 upscale rooms that overhang the Fraser River. Please contact Inn at the Quay directly with your guestroom requirements.

  • Where to Eat

    Anvil Centre offers visitors a choice of quality dining options. Indulge your taste buds at the Piva Modern Italian, located on the first floor. Steps from Anvil Centre, you’ll find an eclectic choice of cuisines from casual to fine dining.

  • Where to Shop

    Shopping in New West is an adventure unto itself. Explore the shops along famed Antique Alley on Front St., browse the unique mix of home décor, hobbies and crafts, and clothing stores on charming Columbia St., or head to uptown New Westminster, jam-packed with shops and buzzing with activity.

  • Where to play

    New Westminster is home to top-notch festivals, live music, walking and riverboat tours and more. View downtown New West’s calendar of events.

  • Getting here

    Anvil Centre’s convenient location makes it easily accessible by major rapid transit lines, highways—and even by bike!

    By rapid transit

    Immediately across the Anvil Centre on Eighth Street is the New Westminster SkyTrain station. Less than a 30-minute ride from downtown Vancouver, the New Westminster station is serviced by both the Expo and Millennium Lines.

    Visitors arriving from YVR can connect to SkyTrain via the Canada Line at the airport. After a transfer at Waterfront Station, visitors can arrive at Anvil Centre in about 30-minutes.

    Visitors from the Tri-Cities can reach Anvil Centre from Coquitlam City Centre in just over 30-minutes via the Evergreen Line, with a transfer to the Millennium Line at Lougheed Town Centre.

    By car

    New Westminster is connected to Metro Vancouver’s major highways and arteries via three bridges: the Queensborough Bridge (connecting Highway 91 and the East-West Connector), the Patullo Bridge (connecting Surrey’s King George Boulevard), and the new Port Mann Bridge (connecting Highway 1).

    For travellers arriving by BC Ferries, the newly opened South Fraser Perimeter Road (Highway 17) provides a quick, direct route to New Westminster via the Bridgeview Drive/130 St. exit and the River Road/Nordel Way exit.

    By bike

    The scenic 26km BC Parkway is a multi-use path that roughly parallels the Expo SkyTrain Line, connecting Surrey City Centre, New Westminster, South Burnaby, and Vancouver. The BC Parkway passes within a block of Anvil Centre.

  • Parking

    Underground parking
    Anvil Centre features three levels of underground parking with 270 stalls. Parkade access is on Eighth Street.

    Hourly Rates:

    1 hour: $3.25
    5 hours: $9.00
    10 hours: $15.00


    Other parking: Parking is also available at two large nearby parkades. Adjacent to Anvil Centre is the Shops at New West multi-level parkade, located at the corner of Eighth Street and Columbia St. The Front Street Parkade, accessed from Fourth and Sixth Streets and just south of Columbia, offers reasonably priced hourly and daily parking rates.

    On-street parking: Hourly pay meter parking can be found on the streets in and around Anvil Centre. Please note most meters have time limits.


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