Anvil Centre is a modern and vibrant gathering place conveniently located in the historic cultural district of the City of New Westminster—and the geographical centre of Metro Vancouver.

Anvil Centre features 18,000 square feet of dedicated conference space, a 364-seat theatre, multipurpose studios, and smaller meeting rooms. This boutique venue is the place where commerce, culture, and community meet.  

Anvil Centre is host to community-based arts, dance, and heritage programs, as well as public arts performances. While you attend re:generation / BC Cultural Roundtable 2016, be sure to visit the New Westminster New Media Gallery, New Westminster Museum and Archives, and Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which all call Anvil Centre home.


Getting There

Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6

By Transit

Immediately across the Anvil Centre on Eighth Street is the New Westminster SkyTrain station. Less than a 30-minute ride from downtown Vancouver, the New Westminster station is serviced by both the Expo and Millennium Lines. Visitors arriving from YVR can also connect to SkyTrain via a quick 25-minute ride on the Canada Line from the airport.

By Car

New Westminster is connected to Metro Vancouver’s major highways and arteries via three bridges: the Queensborough Bridge (connecting Highway 91 and the East-West Connector), the Patullo Bridge (connecting Surrey’s King George Boulevard), and the new Port Mann Bridge (connecting Highway 1). For travellers arriving by BC Ferries, the newly opened South Fraser Perimeter Road (Highway 17) provides a quick, direct route to New Westminster via the Bridgeview Drive/130 St. exit and the River Road/Nordel Way exit.



New Westminster

Our hotel partner, Inn at the Quay, looks forward to welcoming guests coming to attend our conference. 

Directly located on the scenic Fraser River Boardwalk, the hotel is next to the River Market and is just a short walk from the new Anvil Centre, Pier Park, and the Shops at New West Station. The SkyTrain station is also just steps away, connecting you with Burnaby, Metrotown, and downtown Vancouver in just a matter of minutes. Enjoy water views from every hotel room!

For reservations please call Inn at the Quay at 604 520 1776.



Those who wish to stay in downtown Vancouver can access corporate rates at our Vancouver partner hotel, Best Western Chateau Granville. Our visitors also receive 50% off parking at the hotel.

Steps from your urban retreat at the Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites, you will find the vibrant metropolis of Vancouver ready to be explored. The hotel overlooks the eclectic shopping, delectable dining and pulsating nightlife of the Granville district in downtown Vancouver. Take a stroll along the historic streets or a short ride to the breathtaking sights of nearby mountain tops, rolling valleys or serene oceanfront beaches.  

For reservations please call Best Western Plus Chateau Granville at 604 669 7070 or 1 800 663 0575 or email