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Westminster Quay New Westminster features several distinct shopping districts, each with its own charm. From Waterfront experiences at the Westminster Quay to Vintage Row, you'll be sure to find that special item while in New Westminster.

Westminster Quay Public Market, a favourite place for both locals and visitors to shop and browse, the Westminster Quay Public Market is just a block from the New Westminster SkyTrain Station. Set on the edge of the Fraser River, the market features numerous vendors selling everything from fresh seafood and veggies, one-of-a-kind jewellery, books, arts and crafts, clothing and novelty items. Take in the aromas of freshly baked pies, imported cheese or fresh strawberries. Enjoy lunch from the food fair while sitting at an outdoor table, or stroll along the Quay's boardwalk. Known as The Festival Market, Westminster Quay also features special events, themes and celebrations throughout the year.

Downtown New Westminster — Columbia Street - is in the heart of the Lower Mainland, easily accessible by car or at one of two SkyTrain stations — New Westminster & Columbia. A mix of unique character buildings both old and new, Downtown features tree-lined streets that light up at night, with old fashioned street lamps casting a warm glow. Stroll the flower-laden esplanade overlooking the Fraser River, or explore the beautiful architecture of heritage buildings. The New Downtown features sidewalk cafes, gourmet coffee bars and shopping from art boutiques, gift stores and hobby shops to the funkiest fashions and a niche of bridal shops. Don't miss Columbia StreetScene the last Saturday in May, or Downtown Dickens Days in December. Check out the Calendar of Events for more Downtown happenings.

antique alleyAntique Alley and Front Street, located across from the Westminster Quay Public Market, these ten quality antique shops offer everything from funky 50's collectibles to high end Victoriana. Spend an entire day browsing the shops and strolling down memory lane. Royal City Centre, the city's newest shopping area is the bright and modern Royal City Centre, featuring many of your favourite stores, including Zellers and Safeway, a full-service restaurant, plus some one-of-a-kind shops. Whether you're looking for the latest fashions, a good book, that perfect gift, or something to help your cold, you'll find it at Royal City Centre. Be sure to stop in the Garden Food Court and see the birdhouses — they are miniature versions of some of New Westminster's most historic buildings.

Columbia Square Plaza, at the west end of Downtown, this neighbourhood shopping centre fairly hums with activity — a drugstore, supermarket, specialty shops and restaurants will fill your convenience and service needs.

Vintage Row — 12th Street, antiques abound in New Westminster. In addition to Front Street, 12th 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.

Sapperton, reminiscent of a typical main street from days gone by, Sapperton has a quaint neighbourhood feel that makes it perfect for browsing. Be sure to visit Cap's Bicycle Store for a look at some interesting memorabilia. See official guide.

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