New Westminster, a town of about 60,000 residents, is located 19 kilometres South East of the City of Vancouver Proper and situated on the Burrard Peninsula. New Westminster is a historically important city in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada, and is a member of the municipality of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. A portion of New Westminster called Queensborough is located on the eastern tip of Lulu Island, adjacent to Richmond.
The total land of New Westminster area is nearly six miles. Victoria, Queen of England, named the city after Westminster, part of the British capital of London where the Parliament Buildings are situated, the City subsequently gained its official nickname, “The Royal City.” One year later, New Westminster became the first City in British Columbia to be incorporated and have an elected municipal government and to be known as a major outfitting point for prospectors coming to the Fraser Gold Rush.
The city, nestled at the edge of the forest, necessitated a large amount of labour and money to clear trees and lay out streets, a cost that became significant and a burden. In 1866, the colonies of British Columbia and Vancouver Island were united as “British Columbia”. With the entry of British Columbia into the Dominion of Canada in 1871, as the sixth province, New Westminster’s economic prospects improved, but the Royal City would lose out again, this time to the new railway terminus town of Vancouver. The Westminster Quay was an Expo-era (mid-1980s) development intended to revitalize New Westminster of which accompanied the development of the Sky Train line to Vancouver and remained an important industry and transportation centre. The local economy has always had a mix of industrial sectors, but has evolved over the years into a high-tech and fibre-optic industry in the 21st century.
New Westminster was a long-time home to the legendary Silver Lady Limousine company and secured the safety of the staff and the fleet year after year. Silver Lady Limo consistently relied on the resources of the city to successfully conduct business and provide superior service to the local Royal City residents for every significant personal or professional event. As a member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating exemplifying quality luxury transportation service, Silver Lady limousine is proud to represent the beautiful City of New Westminster.