Main Campus: New Westminster

715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC  V3L 5T4
Phone: 604.525.5422

View the cafeteria lunch menu

Located in New Westminster, BC, the JIBC’s main campus covers 170,000 square feet, including an office block, classroom block, library, 200-seat theatre, cafeteria, gymnasium, locker rooms, fitness room, indoor firearms range, media centre and the custom-designed Dr. Donald B. Rix Public Safety Simulation Building. This campus is the administrative hub of the Institute.

Designed by Vancouver architect Richard Henriquez, the New Westminster campus is comprised of two distinctive buildings, which are a blend of curves and sharp angles, brick, concrete, and steel.  The campus also features a central garden and a large atrium that links offices, classrooms, the cafeteria and library. The atrium and garden also serve as central meeting places for students, faculty and staff. Several facilities at this campus are available for rental.

Free wireless internet is available in the atrium, cafeteria, theatre, library, courtyard and some classrooms at our New Westminster campus. Stop by the Library or the Main Information Desk to get your login information.

Building Hours
Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Statutory Holidays Closed


Parking is free of charge, although the lot may be full on occasion. Designated parking for disabled persons is located near both main entrances. Please park only in designated spaces, as illegally parked vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense by New Westminster Towing. Overflow parking is accommodated at the Canada Games Pool lot south of the campus.


The campus is located on the corner of McBride Boulevard and 8th Avenue. To plan your transit route, use the Translink Trip Planner.

Food Service Options

JIBC has an excellent on-site cafeteria at the New Westminster campus. The cafeteria offers "a delicious assortment of creative, scrumptious dishes at student-friendly prices," said the Georgia Straight, in the 2009 Best of Vancouver issue. Corporate Classic Caterers, the cafeteria operator, emphasizes fresh ingredients without additives or preservatives. Contact them with special catering requests at 604.272.2121, or fax 604.528.5462; for changes or addition to a daily catering order, call the kitchen directly at 604.528.5804.

The cafeteria is open Monday through Friday, 7:00a.m.-4:00 p.m. (3:00 p.m. during summer months), and nutritious snacks and beverages are available during those times. Breakfast is served until 10:30 a.m. Lunch service begins at 11:00 a.m., and includes soups, hot entrees (vegetarian, Heart Smart), pre-made and made-to-order sandwiches, salad bar, sushi, etc. Lunch service ends at 1:30 p.m., but the soup and sandwich bar remains open until 2:00 p.m. 

Microwaves are provided for your use at the far end of the cafeteria.

Vending machines for snack food items and beverages are located in the hallway near the gymnasium.

Gymnasium and Fitness Room

The fitness room is available for use by all students between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm daily. It is located close to the gymnasium in room A135. To use this facility, you are required to sign out an access card at the main information desk. You will be asked to leave photo ID at the desk until you return the access card.

The fitness room is not staffed so please use the equipment appropriately, and with courtesy to others. Use the equipment at your own risk as JIBC is not responsible for personal injuries.


The Security Office is located next to the Information Desk in the Atrium on the main floor. A Security Guard is on site Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Security is an important issue at all times of the day and night. Please ensure the security of your valuables and personal possessions while on campus and always lock your vehicle. If you must leave the building after dark, you are encouraged to use the ‘buddy system’ and watch out for each other. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the layout of the campus and the surrounding environment.

Report any problems to your Instructor or the Security Guard at 604.818.6922. The campus is patrolled after business hours.

Additional Services at JIBC

aerial view of New Westminster campus

Last updated February 16, 2016