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NEW WEST TOURISM CHALLENGE

2017 NEW WEST TOURISM CHALLENGE

Fun facts about New Westminster:

  • New Westminster is British Columbia’s first capital and the oldest city in western Canada.

  • New Westminster was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1898. One-third of the city, from Royal Avenue to the waterfront, had been ravaged, and the lower, westerly portion known as the Swamp (Chinatown) had been completely swept bare.

  • The site of “New Westminster” was chosen in 1859, partly for military reasons, as it was on a steep hill on the north side of a wide river – thus more easily defended.

  • STAY TUNED FOR our inaugural local tourism challenge!
  • The challenge is in fact a scavenger hunt around the city of New Westminster best completed by bicycle.

  • Weekly clues and locations will be release in the Royal City Record newspaper as well as our Twitter and Facebook pages. To complete the challenge you will need to take a "selfie" of yourself at each location and tag the Original Bike Shop, the Record and Tourism New Westminster on social media.

  • Complete the challenge and win a prize

  • No entry-fee required.
  • Stay tuned for further details.