Columbia St. / Waterfront

- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
- First Capitol Place
- Fraser Discovery
Centre
- Inn at the Quay

- The Lido
- The Keg
- The Met Hotel
- Westminster Building

The Keg
800 Columbia St.

In 1886-1887, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) extended its line to New Westminster by constructing a spur line for passenger and freight service between New Westminster and the main line at Westminster Junction (Port Coquitlam). Determined to have a deep water port, the Canadian Pacific Railway extended the line along Burrard Inlet to a new wharf at Coal Harbour. Thus Vancouver became the main terminus for the C.P.R. trains and New Westminster's hope for extra trade along the rail line were dashed. The CPR constructed a station and sheds on the New Westminster site in 1887. These buildings were destroyed in the Great Fire of 1898. In 1899, a new CPR station at New Westminster designed by Edward Maxwell was built at a cost of $35,000. In 1910, the architects Gardiner and Mercer designed two additional wings to meet the growing demand for service. This brick and stone building is typical of the Chateau style of architecture used by the CPR throughout Canada. Today this building is the home of The Keg restaurant.

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