New Westminster: The Original Downtown
British Columbia’s first 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.
Where to stay
Across the street from Anvil Centre is the Inn At The Quay, a vibrant, stylish hotel featuring 126 upscale rooms that overhang the Fraser River. Each room offers a spectacular water view, and many with private balconies. Adjacent to the revamped River Market at the Quay, and only a short walk to Westminster Pier Park and the Shops at New West. Please contact Inn at the Quay directly with your guestroom requirements
The Met Hotel on Columbia St. is a charming 27-room boutique hotel featuring classic styling and contemporary comfort. Built in 1892, this heritage building has spacious, open rooms with overheight ceilings, and was a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner.
On Begbie St., you’ll find the elegant Arundel Mansion. Built in 1910, Arundel offers luxury suites with fully equipped kitchens. The rooms, which comfortably sleep 2-4 people, are available on a weekly and seasonal basis.
Where to eat
Anvil Centre offers visitors a choice of quality dining options. Indulge your taste buds at the Anvil Centre cafe located on the first floor, featuring expertly prepared baked goods, espresso drinks, and gourmet teas.
Steps from Anvil Centre, you’ll find an eclectic choice of cuisines in New Westminster. From casual to fine dining, whatever your tastes or budget, New West has it all: Italian, Greek, German, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and more. And with its mix of turn-of-the-century and modern spaces, the city is attracting ambitious, cutting-edge cooks who are serving up award-winning dishes to loyal fans.
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
In New Westminster, you can indulge in activities you won’t find anywhere else. Enjoy live music, shop at the winter farmers’ market, or take a self-guided walking tour. New West is also home to top-notch festivals, including Uptown Live!, Hyack Festival Week, Royal City Show and Shine, 12th St. Music Festival, Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest, and May Day, the longest running festival of its kind in the British Commonwealth.