Get immersed in the treasures of our exciting past while exploring events and artefacts from the City’s early days. From sternwheelers to maypoles, visitors can glimpse back in time and see what life was like for British Columbia pioneers.
Learn about the history of your community by examining archival documents, photographs and maps. Archives staff can help you find information about “lost” relatives, significant historical events or facts about older homes in the City. Experience over a century of memories in the colonial home of Captain William Irving: King of the River. With 14 furnished rooms to enjoy, Irving House is a must see for everyone interested in New Westminster’s past.