New Westminister is one of the smaller municipalities that is part of Metro Vancouver. Its population is approaching 60,000 residents and it is a very busy and diverse industrial center. There are many different businesses here as well as retail stores and high-tech companies. Many New Westminister residents also travel to downtown Vancouver to work or they may also work in any one of the surrounding Metro Vancouver municipalities.
There are two great live music venues in New Westminister, the Massey Theatre and the Burr Theatre, and people from all over Metro Vancouver often frequent these live music venues. The Royal City Musical Theatre and the Bernie Legge Theatre are also very popular places to see a show.
There have been quite a few famous people to emerge from the streets of New Westminster. Devin Townsend is a famous musician from here as well as astronaut Robert Thirsk and MLB player Justin Morneau.