Sapperton, New Westminster

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Sapperton is a neighbourhood of the City of New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada,[1] located in the northeastern end of that city and up to its boundaries with the City of Coquitlam and City of Burnaby. Located on the slope above the Fraser River and focused on Brunette Avenue and Columbia Street, and northeast of the former British Columbia Penitentiary, the neighbourhood was the location of the barracks and other housing for the Royal Engineers, Columbia Detachment, who were known as "sappers", hence the name.


Coordinates: 49°13′00″N 122°53′00″W / 49.21667°N 122.88333°W / 49.21667; -122.88333