Intelligent New West

The creation, distribution, and use of information supports the continued growth of a knowledge-based economy in New Westminster.

Intelligent New West

The City of New Westminster believes that the act of introducing new concepts or ideas to effect positive change and create value is essential to developing an ethos of innovation and to fostering that innovation among residents, businesses, and institutions. With innovation being essential to the interconnected economy, the City is committed to pursuing innovation through many means including its journey to become a world recognized intelligent community.

Learn more about Intelligent New West in our brochure. 


2019: The City of New Westminster was selected by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) as a top 30 global intelligent community, ranked by broadband. 

2018: New Westminster City Councillor Bill Harper was recognized as one of Canada's Open City Champions for his work on the Intelligent City initiative. 

2017: The City of New Westminster has been working on the Intelligent City initiative for several years as a key economic driver for our city. On October 19, 2016, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)  recognized the City of New Westminster as one of the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2017. 

Open Access Fibre Network

Installation of the City’s dark fibre network, BridgeNetis currently underway with a priority on businesses and multi-family dwellings. As an open access network provider, the City of New Westminster is strengthening the local economy through greater competition and access to gigabit fibre. If you're interested in getting BridgeNet-powered internet in your building, please contact one of the ISPs authorized to provide these services. You can also check out the map on the BridgeNet website

BridgeNet Promo Video
  • SMART21
  • Digital Engagement
  • Environmental Focus