Moving in New Westminster, BC

Moving to New Westminster?

Moving to New WestminsterAt LaPorte Moving & Storage, we believe that we have a responsibility to help our customers get settled in to their new homes. In our minds, the job doesn’t end when we finish unloading your belongings.

In addition to our moving services, we offer information about many of the regions we serve to help newly moved families get acquainted with their new locale.


If you’re planning to move to New Westminster or you’ve just arrived, we hope the following information will help you get established.


The New Westminster School District website provides a list of schools in New Westminster with registration information, meal plan program information, and more.

Medical Services

There are numerous clinics in New Westminster (click for a map of clinics in New Westminster), and the hospital closest to New Westminster is Royal Columbian Hospital:

Royal Columbian Hospital

330 East Columbia Street
New Westminster, B.C.
V3L 3W7

Phone: 604-520-4253
Fax: 604-520-4827

To find more health services in New Westminster, you can use the search function on the Fraser Health website.

Utility Service Providers (Gas/Electric/Cable/Phone)

Fortis BC – Electricity General Inquiries

Toll free:  1-866-436-7847
International:  1-250-368-0690
Fax:  866-540-6732

Fortis BC – Natural Gas Customer Service

Toll free: 1-888-224-2710
International: 1-250-979-4900
Fax: 1-888-224-2720

Fortis BC Website:


BC Hydro – Electricity Customer Services

Greater Vancouver: 604-224-9376
Other Areas: 1-800-224-9376

BC Hydro Website:


Shaw Home Phone -Sales & Customer Care

Local: 604-629-8888
Toll Free: 1-866-684-7487

Shaw Internet – Sales & Customer Care

Local: 604-629-8888
Technical Support: 604-629-3000

Shaw Television – Sales & Customer Care

Local: 604-629-8888
Mandarin/Cantonese: 604-629-8882


Telus Mobility – Phone

Canada toll-free: 1-866-558-2273
Vancouver: 604-291-2355

Telus Home Phone & Internet

Within Alberta and BC: 604-310-2255

Telus TV and Satellite TV

Within Alberta & BC: 604-310-6988


Local Newspapers

The Province Website:

The Province Home Delivery, Subscription and Retail Single Copy Inquiries

Customer care centre & 24-Hour automated service: 604-605-7381

Fax: 604-605-2914

Outside Lower Mainland: 1-800-663-2662




The Royal City Record Website

The Royal City Record –  General Inquiries

Local: 604-444-3451
Fax: 604-444-3460

The Royal City Record – Circulation

Local: 604-942-3081


Other Resources

TRAC Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre


The City of New Westminster Website


Meet-up Groups for New Residents in New Westminster


The Welcome Wagon