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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Art & Culture
Arts Council of New Westminster
The Arts Council office and gallery is located in Queen’s Park in Centennial Lodge. The Arts Council fosters, supports and promotes arts and culture in the community. The Gallery includes exhibitions from both emerging and established artists. Community events include Arts in the Parks, YAM JAM, the Summer Arts program for children and youth, and Last Monday at the Movies.
Douglas CollegeDouglasCollege is home to theCommunityMusicSchool, the Douglas College Community Choir and theAmeliaDouglasGallery for the visual arts. The Creative and Performing Arts department offers a variety of events open to the public year round, including the “Arts at One” concert, Literature Alive Readings, Community Music School recitals, gallery exhibitions and theatre productions.
Massey Theatre is 1,260 seat facility hosting a variety of productions and performances by international touring companies and local organizations such as the renowned Royal City Musical Theatre. The Theatre is also home to the Joseph Plaskett Art Gallery
New Westminster Symphony
The New Westminster Symphony performs at the Massey Theatre four times a year offering free concerts of classical and new symphony compositions to the public. http://www.nwso.ca/
Royal City Musical Theatre
The acclaimed Royal City Musical Theatre Company is known for outstanding musical theatre productions and recognized as one of the premier musical theatre groups in Canada.
Parks, Culture & Recreation
Canada Game Pool
Canada Games Pool was built in 1972 to host the Canada Summer Games scheduled for 1973. In 1983, the mezzanine floor, previously a spectator area, was converted to a first class fitness and weight area. Since being built, Canada Games Pool has become a premier aquatic and fitness destination renowned for its quality of instruction, equipment, affordable pricing and customer service
Century House/Moody Park Recreation Centre
Situated in Moody Park, Century House has a long history of providing leisure services to older adults in the area. In fact, Century House was one of the first centres of its kind in Canada when it was constructed in 1958 to commemorate the Province's centennial. Today Century House provides a wide variety of programs and services specifically designed for the 50+ age group. Health education, fitness (variety of options), the arts, trips, cards, support groups and more await you as well as a tasty weekday lunch service. With over 21,000 square feet of activity space, the opportunities for learning and socialization abound. For more complete information on "enhancing the lives of the 50+ generation" please view our monthly newsletter, The Clarion.
Centennial Community Centre & Fitness New West
Centennial Community Centre offers a wide range of programs and services that allow participants an opportunity to learn new skills, improve fitness levels and connect with their community.
The Centennial Lodge is a 135 seat community rental facility located in beautiful Queen's Park.
To book or inquire about the Centennial Lodge you can contact the Queen's Park Facilities office.
Located in the heart of the "Royal City", Irving House is one of the oldest community heritage sites in the province. Step back to the 1800's as you enter the colonial home of Captain William Irving, the “King of the Fraser River”. With 14 furnished rooms to view and enjoy, Irving House is a must see for everyone interested in New Westminster’s past.
Moody Park Arena
New Westminster Parks and Recreation believes in providing quality and innovative ice programs, services and rentals at affordable prices. Our goal is to meet every family and community need. From learn to skate programs to special events to family skates, we have it all.
Queensborough Community Centre
Queensborough Community Centre is located in the river community of Queensborough. Built in 1978, the community centre is known for its community special events, unique recreation programs, Ryall Park facilities and art and cultural heritage.
Queen's Park Arena
Queen's Park Arena is a 3,500 seat arena that is located in the beautiful, historic Queen's Park. The arena plays hosts to numerous events from local community events to national championships. No event is too large or small.
Queen's Park Arenex
Queen's Park Arenex offers sports, gymnastics and trampoline programs for all ages, enabling participants to develop skills and build self confidence.