New Westminster

Located on the Fraser River in the very heart of the Lower Mainland, New Westminster has a long and storied history that dates back more than 150 years – and has the unique distinction of being both BC’s original capital city and the oldest city in Western Canada. Over the years, this historic community has become a natural hub for fresh, local and innovative cuisine.

Though small in size, New Westminster – also known as The Royal City – boasts 13 diverse neighbourhoods, stunning river views, a scenic esplanade that stretches more than 2.5 kilometres and countless dining experiences that you won’t soon forget, including Canada’s largest one-day food truck festival.

Tempt your palate at the Starlight Casino. Find out what’s on tap at the Steel & Oak Brewing Co., or visit the Pacific Breeze Winery – Western Canada’s only urban garage
winery. Try some Asian fusion at the River Market’s award-winning Wild Rice restaurant, or sample a modern take on Thai street food with BC ingredients at Longtail Kitchen – featured on Food Network Canada’s You Gotta Eat Here! New Westminster’s
up-and-coming culinary scene is constantly evolving with new trends and techniques – all while championing fresh and local at every opportunity.

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