From our

Rich History

Our Legacy

Our Legacy

History

New Westminster

An original city in Western Canada, the former capital of BC, the region’s economic and transportation epicentre — New Westminster is a city of beginnings and a capital of innovation.

1861

The Court House

Photo Credit: Unknown, NWPF photo no. 3146

The Court House

The Court House, located next to 618 Carnarvon, is valued as one of George William Grant’s most significant institutional projects; it is one of the most important heritage buildings in New Westminster.

1895

Early Family Portrait

Photo Credit: Unknown, NWPF photo no. 3146

Early Family Portrait

An early family portrait. Olga, Esther, and Arthur Schilen were the children of early settlers who moved to New Westminster for its growing prosperity. Members of the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church, their contributions to the city and province are commemorated with a stained-glass window in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Victoria.

1910

Cunningham Hardware Co.

Photo Credit: Unknown, NWPF photo no. 3146

Cunningham Hardware Co.

Cunningham Hardware Co. was one of the early stores in New Westminster. Photographs like this were taken to promote the store in newspaper adverts.

2020

The Future of New Westminster

The Future of New Westminster

With the first community-owned fibre optic network in BC, and multiple planning awards as it builds for the future, New Westminster is positioned to become a hub of community growth.