New Westminster Mover

New Westminster

New Westminster

Looking to move in or around New Westminster?  A1 Moving & Storage can take care of you and help get you settled as swiftly as possible.  Located on the bank of the mighty Fraser and once the largest city in British Columbia (until the sprawl of Vancouver overtook it), the Royal City is a great place to live.  Here’s a handy guide to the neighbourhoods:

New Westminster Neighbourhoods


Uptown offers a wide variety of arts and activities.  It’s renowned for Uptown Live, a music festival featuring indie bands and interactive activities for the whole family, along with Uptown Unplugged, with weekend performances by talented musicians.  If theatre’s more your thing, you’ll enjoy the Massey Theatre, which was opened in 1949 as BC’s largest theatre and hosts a wide variety of performances. Moody Park is also worth exploring. It offers a multitude of activities, including: playgrounds and spray park; outdoor pool; off-leash dog-park; lawn-bowling and more!


Located on the eastern tip of Lulu Island, on the Fraser River, The Borough has a thriving industry through its lumber mills and canneries.   However, it is also an amazing neighbourhood for shopping, as it’s home to Queensborough Landing outlet mall, as well as other stores.  You’ll find great dining and entertainment at the Starlight Casino, or perhaps a quiet stroll through Port Royal Park, with its waterfront trails and sand beach.  You can also enjoy the fun of the Q2Q Ferry during the summer months.


Sapperton is the oldest community in New West and home to the Royal Columbian Hospital, the oldest hospital in BC.  Here you’ll find opportunities for all kinds of fun.  You could take archery lessons at Boorman Archery, enjoy the many activities available at the magnificent Hume Park, follow the 1km trail through Sapperton Landing Park, take in a multitude of art studios, or simply indulge in the local tap houses and breweries.  It’s also a stone’s throw away to Ikea, fyi.


Downtown New West is home to Douglas Collge, Sprott Shaw College and also has a thriving arts and culture scene.  It’s a wonderful place to browse shops for handmade originals, gifts, and art work.  Take a stroll through Hyack Square Park and visit one (or more) of the many food trucks.  With festivals throughout the year and all with the backdrop of historic buildings, not to mention the waterfront, it’s easy to lose track of time while you’re enjoying this neighbourhood.

West End

The West End is a mainly residential neighbourhood, appealing to families, though perhaps at the higher end of the price scale for New Westminster.  Here you’ll also find a lot of mom n pop boutiques, eateries antique shops, and art studios.

The Quay

Head down to the quay and gaze out over the Fraser River.  A great location for family fun, with plenty of food options.  Enjoy the boardwalk and Westminster Pier Park, learn something new at the Fraser River Discovery Centre, browse around the River Market, or even take a cruise on a paddle wheeler.  As a great songwriter once sang, “When the weather is fine, you know it’s the time for messin’ about on the river!”