River Market at the
Westminster River Market is a culinary destination for everyday foodies. Located
in the heart of New Westminster, the market offers over 70,000 square feet for
you to shop, eat, and play, all right next to the mighty Fraser River.
Now Open !
Donald’s Market is a family-run grocery store that started in Vancouver's
Sunrise neighbourhood in 1986. For its flagship store at New Westminster River
Market, Donald's wanted to showcase the Donald's way - "packed with healthy
810 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC V3M 6B9
Open 7 days a week
Admin Office Hours: 10am-5pm, Mon to Fri
Downtown New Westminster - Columbia Street
New Westminster was the first commercial area of the city. Its proximity to the
river and steamboats ensured a steady supply of goods and settlers. Major
stores, theatres, hotels, restaurants, and even an opera house made historical
downtown the place to be.
Today, Downtown is known for its wide range of shops including antique stores
and wedding shops. Potential brides and grooms from all over the Lower Mainland
know that Downtown New Westminster is the place to visit to create the wedding
dreams are made of. Bliss Bridal, Whiteday Wedding, The Bridal Gallery and
Lisa’s Bridal Salon are just a few of the dozens of bridal shops that call
Columbia Street home. Yet Downtown New Westminster is much more than tulle and
Live entertainment is one of the features of Downtown New Westminster. Head to
one of our many restaurants such as the Heritage Grill or Laguna Blue, where
there are live bands that perform on a regular basis.
Downtown New Westminster is also home to a great selection of neighborhood pubs
such as the Paddlewheeler Pub, which overlooks the Fraser River, and the Met Bar
and Grill which is located in one of New Westminster's Historical Buildings.
If you are looking for a few laughs, try the Lafflines Comedy Club where telling
jokes is their business!
If dancing is your passion, New Westminster has night clubs such as The Standard
and Fever Nightclub where their various theme nights make each visit unique.
Antique Alley and Front Street
the flip side of this hip new growth, New Westminster is also a hot spot for
antiquing. It’s no surprise considering the city’s rich historical past. On
Columbia Street you’ll find Collector’s Choice Antique Mall (659 Columbia)
boasting 1500 square feet of furniture and collectibles, Scholars Quay Antiques
(554 Columbia Street), Jewelled Rose Antiques (9 - 6th Street) as well as
historic Copp’s Shoes (638 Columbia,) British Columbia’s oldest shoe store.
Front Street, just one block south of Columbia, has affectionately been named
“Antique Alley.” Here Armstrong & Fitzgerald’s (641 Front Street) and Not Too
Shabby Antiques (633 Front) find their home, among others.
Royal City Centre – Uptown New
days Royal City Centre is the hub of the 6th & 6th neighbourhood. The mall is
surrounded by many small businesses and restaurants including local favourites:
Kasuga Sushi (512 Sixth Avenue,) Galloways Foods (702 Sixth Avenue) and Tamarind
Hill Malaysian Cuisine (628 Sixth Avenue.) Historical treasures such as
Cartwright Jewelers, Harry Minuk Shoes and the famous ‘jiffy wiffy’ Waffle House
(636 Sixth Street) continue to call Uptown home. If you are a wine lover, you’ll
find fellow wine aficionados further down the street at the Wine Factory (337
Sixth Street,) New Westminster's largest on premise winery, featuring Oak Barrel
Aging and custom-labels on request.
Columbia Square Plaza
At the west end of Downtown, this neighborhood shopping centre fairly hums
with activity – a drugstore, supermarket, specialty shops and restaurants will
fill your convenience and service needs.
Royal Square Mall
A Safeway store and numerous small shops and services are the features of
this Mall. Located at McBride and Eighth Avenue, its large open parking lot and
proximity to major thoroughfares make it a great spot for RV ers to pick up some
picnic fixings or other necessities.
Vintage Row - Twelfth Street
Antiques abound in New Westminster. In addition to Front Street, Twelfth
Street also features an antique theme. More than half a dozen antique stores
sell everything from high-end gloriana to historic fixtures, including
one-of-a-kind period lights, turn of the century plumbing accessories, and
architectural bits and pieces.
New Westminster’s Sapperton neighbourhood has become a shopping hot spot for
gifts, interiors and kids’ essentials. It has the feel of Vancouver’s Main
Street district – a mix of local designers, modern home essentials complete with
an organic market, fabulous bakery, gelato shop and variety of eateries. Umai
Sushi (450 East Columbia) and Gino’s (431 East Columbia) are not to be missed.
For help in locating a particular store or type of item, call the
Travel Info Centre at 604-526-1905.