1963

A Sister City

New Westminster commenced a Sister City relationship with Moriguchi, Japan. New Westminster was the first city in Canada to do so with a a Japanese city.

 

 
1965

Museum Opened

The New Westminster Museum opened.

New addition to New Westminster

An area known as DL 172 at the far western end of the City (west of 20th St.) became an official part of New Westminster.

 

   
1967

Lacrosse Hall of Fame Opened

The Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame opened.

 

   
1970

Douglas College

Douglas College opened at the corner of 8th Ave. and McBride.
 

1973

Canada Summer Games

Canada Summer Games were held in New Westminster and Burnaby.

 

   
1977

Queens Park Hospital

Queens Park Hospital opened.

 

   
1980

B.C. Penitentiary Closed

The B.C. Penitentiary closed.

 

 

 

Samson V Retired

The Samson V. was retired and was acquired by the City.

1982

Douglas College Moved

Douglas College moved from 8th Ave. and McBride to Royal Ave.

 

 

1986

Westminster Quay and Skytrain

Westminster Quay projects were under way and SkyTrain service commenced. The Alex Fraser Bridge opened. The old B.C. Penitentiary site was sold as a housing development.

 

   
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