Pile Driving New Westminster
ew Westminster is a historically important city in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada, and is a member municipality of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. It was founded by Major-General Richard Moody as the capital of the new-born Colony of British Columbia in 1858, and continued in that role until the Mainland and Island Colonies were merged in 1866, and was the Mainland’s largest city from that year until it was passed in population by Vancouver during the first decade of the 20th Century.
New Westminster is located on the Burrard Peninsula, on the north bank of the Fraser River. It is 19 kilometers (12 mi) southeast of the City of Vancouver proper, adjacent to Burnaby and Coquitlam and across the Fraser River from Surrey. A portion of New Westminster called Queensborough is located on the eastern tip of Lulu Island, adjacent to Richmond. The total land area is 15.3 square kilometers (5.9 sq mi). New Westminster has changed markedly over time and by the results of its incorporation into the wider urbanization of the Lower Mainland.