Think Local First

When you buy local, you help build a stronger communities. Local businesses buy from other businesses in the community — growers, makers, manufacturers, graphic designers, accountants, repair services and credit unions, just to name a few. So many New Westminster businesses are committed to buying local and supporting a strong community — discover the stories of how New Westminster businesses keep your community strong!

The B.C. Buy Local campaign encourages consumers to shift at least 1% of their spending — just $15 — to a local business, or a local grown or local made product. If all consumers make a 1% shift, it will create 3,100 jobs and sends $94M in wages to workers in B.C. Check out more reasons to buy local.

As the oldest colonial city in western Canada, New Westminster has a long and rich history. It’s site was selected by colonists for its beauty and strategic location on the Fraser River, something Indigenous Peoples who used this land had known since time immemorial. Today, New West is the ultimate foodie, shopping destination and vibrant community, steeped in history and framed by a bustling, scenic waterfront. Found off the beaten track; stories and experiences shared inspire taste and adventure.

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