A suburb of Vancouver in British Columbia. Can be a really nice place to live if you live in the historic downtown/waterfront area, however has some of the crappiest apartment buildings anywhere. Rent is on the higher side because of its close proximity to downtown Vancouver. Do not move here if you're not prepared to hike up an incredibly steep hill several times a day. Near skytrain stations, and only about a 15 minute train ride from west side downtown Vancouver.
Royal Columbian Hospital and Douglas College are located in New Westminster, as well as Paramount gentleman's club and Fever nightclub. Full of college students and lawyers.
One of the first cities ever colonized in BC, as well as where royals would stay when visiting BC, and so is also known as the Royal City.
Also, 'wedding alley' or 'bridal alley' is located in New West on Columbia Street, as 5 or 6 bridal shops occupy 4 blocks worth of downtown.
I went for a jog on the New Westminster Quay boardwalk yesterday.