Known as the "Royal City", New Westminster was British Columbia's first capital, and is western Canada's oldest city. Its modern waterfront is an interesting contrast to the city's core of historic brick buildings. You can take the SkyTrain
to view the scenic link between Vancouver
and New Westminster. Attractions include the New Westminster Museum, Westminster Quay, the Public Market and an esplanade along the Fraser River
where you can watch the bustle of tugs and other boats. Here, the "Samson V" paddlewheeler and maritime museum can be found. "The Native", a 92-ft steam-driven paddlewheeler runs past islands, float-home communities and fishing boats along the route to the restored Hudson's Bay trading post at Fort Langley
There are more than a dozen Cities in Metropolitan Vancouver BC.