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About This City

New Westminster was founded by Major-General Richard Moody as the capital of the new-born Colony of British Columbia in 1858, and continued in that role until the Mainland and Island Colonies were merged in 1866, and was the Mainland's largest city from that year until it was passed in population by Vancouver during the first decade of the 20th Century.

In 1859, the city was selected as the first capital of the new colony of British Columbia and named the "New Westminster" by Queen Victoria, after her favourite part of London. With this naming by the Queen, New Westminster gained the moniker "The Royal City", and became the first city in Western Canada. The fortunes of the city have ebbed and flowed since those early days but today New Westminster is an important industrial hub filled with parklands, waterfront views, and historic charm.

Although the Great Fire of 1898 destroyed one-third of the city, some early buildings remain and these vestiges of its historic roots now contribute immensely to the character of the community. It is also the setting for some fine contemporary architecture. The extensive public landscaping and the pride that private property owners take in the care of their homes contribute to the overall beauty of the area.

New Westminster is also home to some key facilities in the Lower Mainland. Royal Columbian Hospital is the third largest hospital in the Lower Mainland serving residents from Burnaby to Hope. It is a major referral centre specializing in trauma, obstetrical, cardio-vascular and critical care. Douglas College is one of the largest colleges in the Lower Mainland with over 10,000 students in credit programs. The college provides non-credit community response to over 24,000 adults who participate in part-time vocational or personal enrichment programs and has a strong orientation to social services, health sciences, business and university transfer students.

Source: Tourism New Westminster

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