New Westminster Timeline Introduction

New Westminster played a key role in the development of British Columbia and Western Canada, from its beginnings as the "Royal City" to the present day.

Based on text prepared by local historian Archie Miller, the Timeline presents a capsule history of New Westminster, featuring the people, places and events that helped shape our city.

The accompanying photos are from the British Columbia Archives and from New Westminster Public Library's Historical Photo Database. For information on the photos, click on the image to move to the photo database entry. To view an enlarged image, click on the image in the photo database entry.

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