New Westminster Vacation Rentals by Owner
New Westminster, British Columbia
, Canada is located in the metro Vancouver
area. In just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, via SkyTrain, you can discover the Royal City from the comfort of your vacation rental accommodations. New Westminster was founded by the Royal Engineers under the command of Colonel Richard Clement Moody, and named by Queen Victoria after her favourite neighbourhood in London, Westminster. The oldest city in western Canada, it was the capital of British Columbia between 1858 and 1866.
It sits on the north bank of the Fraser River with the popular shopping and dining area of Westminster Quay easily accessible from your accommodations. New Westminster has many interesting heritage buildings and celebrates the annual Hyack Festival. The city is connected to the lower mainland and the Fraser Valley by the Skytrain, the Pattullo Bridge, the Queensborough Bridge as well as various local highway systems in close proximity to your vacation rentals.
Relive history and savour over a century of memories at Irving House, once the home of King of the River Captain William Irving, the most successful of all riverboat captains. Perched high on the hill in New Westminster, this elegant 1865 pioneer home is now a historic centre showcasing the splendour and grace of the pioneer days.
The riverfront boardwalk leads to a floating maritime museum, the Samson V Paddle Wheeler. From here an authentic sternwheeler departs up the famous Fraser River to historic Fort Langley, a journey that follows the paths of hundreds of steam driven paddle wheelers that transported people, goods and supplies, ranging from boots to whiskey, fortune hunters to fur traders, bankers to stagecoach robbers.
Down on the waterfront of the Fraser River you'll find New Westminster Quay Public Market, where you can enjoy the friendly, family oriented atmosphere in the colourful market and shopping area. The Quay has everything you need to prepare a salmon barbeque, pick up a gift for friends back home, or just take an hour to plan your evening over a couple of frothy lattes before you relax at your condo rentals, or other vacation accommodations.
The contemporary designed 18-hole layout at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course has always been a favourite with players of all levels. It requires precise shot making to achieve par, but recreational players find it very forgiving.
Rent holiday lodging directly from owners of vacation rentals, home and condo rentalaccommodations in New Westminster . Positioned at the hub of the Greater Vancouver network today, New Westminster is a charming mix of old and new, with a picturesque waterfront and fabulous Victorian architecture - a vibrant and progressive city with a community rich in tradition and respect for its heritage.
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