BCBusiness in partnership with BCEDA and the City of New Westminster

Active, engaged and accessible

New Westminster buildings at dusk

Located at the heart of Metro Vancouver, New Westminster is less than 30 minutes from Downtown Vancouver, YVR and the U.S. border. With five SkyTrain stations, New West is easily accessed by transit as well as by river, road and rail.


Businesses that locate here enjoy competitive rates and a strong, supportive community. The City continues to make the cost of doing business even more attractive, including participation in an Inter-Municipal Business License program providing a more affordable licensing option for businesses involved in construction and maintenance of buildings and properties.


As Western Canada’s original city, New Westminster has a history of creating opportunity and setting trends. Businesses and residents now have access to BridgeNet, a city-owned fibre network, creating opportunities for multiple internet service providers to offer high-speed internet access at competitive rates.


Recently, New Westminster was selected from a global list of 400 cities and awarded SMART21 status by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) for our work meeting the demands of the broadband economy and growing a prosperous and digitally inclusive community.

Supported by an active and engaged economic development office and bolstered by its reputation as a central, competitive and progressive community, the City of New Westminster has staked its place as an ideal location for business to thrive and grow.

Be part of he success. Invest in New West.

Contact Economic Development Office City of New Westminster