Investing in New Westminster, British Columbia



Region:  Lower Mainland/Southwest

Regional District:  Greater Vancouver

Located at the centre of Metro Vancouver on the banks of the Fraser River, New Westminster is the place to be. As the oldest city in western Canada, and the first capital of British Columbia, the “Royal City” has a proud heritage with much to offer to residents and visitors alike.

New Westminster is a vibrant transportation hub, featuring five rapid transit stations and ready access to major highways, rail and water. Situated 20 km east of Vancouver, travel to Vancouver International Airport, downtown Vancouver and the US border can take as little as 30 minutes.

A city with a “small town feel”, residents of New Westminster share a unique connection. Our many neighbourhoods, from Queensborough to Sapperton, and everywhere in between, have grown over the years and today combine to form a special community.

Recent development growth has resulted in high quality housing options for a young and growing labour force that enjoys the affordable lifestyle, beautiful parks and community amenities in the Royal City. As the oldest city in Western Canada, New Westminster offers the unique combination of heritage charm and the livability of a smaller community along with access to world-class educational, cultural and commercial opportunities.


Community Size: 18.56 km²

The BC Economic Atlas provides an intuitive way to gain a better understanding of B.C.’s vibrant economy and diverse communities by making information available from thousands of data sources through the use of interactive maps. This information can be used for opportunity identification and business case analysis by site selectors and corporate investors.

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NOTE: Driving distances are measured using the road/ferry network starting with a key point in a community (e.g main office address).



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West Wood Organic Grocery

2307 47th Ave, Vancouver, BC
The store is located in an affluent area, Kerrisdale in Vancouver where young Chinese family population is growing, yet not enough businesses to service them. Currently the store features unique specialty organic produce items and local culinary products. Its floor space can easily display multiple ... continue

Catering Company is a business for sale in BC.

Catering Company

Metro Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, BC
This well-established company serves a diverse client base including film @ television productions, weddings, corporate @ private functions, and events – whether hosted on-site or off-site. The premises include a fully-stocked and well-organized commercial kitchen, event space with capacity for up ... continue

Canfor Avenue & Capilano Way is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

31 - Canfor Avenue & Capilano Way

37 Capilano Way, New Westminster, BC, V3L 5G3
This warehouse unit for lease is located on Canfor Avenue and Capilano Way in New Westminster. There is an overhead door leading to a 23'x35' storage/warehouse area. There is a small office on the main floor (9'4x10'1) and upstairs finished mezzanine. Please see floor plan for more details.... continue

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Windset Farms Brings B.C. Freshness to Asian Markets

Having made a name for themselves locally as fresh, quality producers of British Columbia-grown produce, Windset Farms is now setting its sights on key markets in Asia. Windset Farms has been delivering fresh produce for more than two decades, growing into one of North America’s most... continue

B.C. becomes newest location for New York-based WeWork

A New York-based company that provides shared office space for tech startups and freelancers will attract up to 1,500 clients when it opens a new space in downtown Vancouver, strengthening British Columbia’s position as an emerging global tech hub.WeWork provides entrepreneurs, small... continue

B.C. craft brewery taps into South Korea

Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks, a craft brewery in Richmond, B.C., has made solid inroads into South Korea’s competitive craft beer market by establishing a strong brand and strategic relationship with a South Korean distribution partner. Fresh from opening their brewery in Richmond... continue