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Welcome to New Westminster ...

While we don't have a date for the establishment of New Westminster, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated July 16, 1860.

The city of New Westminster is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: New Westminster lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).

Area codes for New Westminster: (604) & (778)<2>

The Canadian Postal Codes for New Westminster: V3L, V3M<3>

Websites for New Westminster ...

Official Website:

Adding New Westminster to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for New Westminster was on a map titled Map of British Columbia (from Gulf Refining, 1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for New Westminster on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near New Westminster ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near New Westminster.

  • Vancouver
  • Surrey
  • Coquitlam
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coquitlam
    • Coquitlam lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of New Westminster
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coquitlam came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coquitlam
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coquitlam<5>
  • Delta
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
    • Delta lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of New Westminster
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Westminster ...

Looking for more information about New Westminster? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for New Westminster, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for New Westminster.

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The official website for New Westminster:

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Westminster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (604).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of New Westminster, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as New Westminster). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether New Westminster or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Westminster) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Westminster. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New WestminsterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Westminster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.2059, Longitude: -122.9109    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






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