Annual Heritage Homes Tour & Tea

Save the date for our 36th Annual Heritage Homes Tour – next year’s Tour is Sunday, May 31, 2015!  2014′s tour included 14 venues that featured an eclectic mix of residential and commercial properties – from one of the first houses built in Queen’s Park in 1891 – to a mid-century modern ...Read More

January 22: The aftermath of Vancouver’s one-year moratorium on heritage property demolition

Thursday, January 22, 2015    7:00 PM Council Chambers, New Westminster City Hall 511 Royal Ave QPNHS Heritage Study Speaker Series  featuring: Marco D’Agostini, Senior Heritage Planner with the City of Vancouver Queen’s Park Neighbourhood Heritage Study’s 2015 Speaker Series begins this Thursday. Marco D’Agostini will talk about what’s happened since Vancouver imposed a ...Read More

NWHPS asks the Mayoral Candidates

A few weeks ago, NWHPS’ Board of Directors sent  a list of questions relating to heritage housing in New Westminster to our  mayoral candidates. We received a response from one candidate – Jonathan Cote: 1. What do you think is the single most important action the local government could undertake to encourage ...Read More

Tickets on sale for QPHF’s 2nd annual “Homes for the Holidays” Tour

Join our friends at the Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation for their second annual “Homes for the Holidays” tour. Visit six heritage homes beautifully decorated for Christmas. Tickets are now on sale.   Sunday Dec 7th    4:30-7:30 pm                 Tickets $20   Buy your tickets online at: Tickets purchased online should be picked ...Read More

Study Group working to protect endangered Queen’s Park Heritage Homes

In his November 8, 2013 post, New Westminster News Leader reporter Grant Granger covered the aftermath of the demolition of 221 – 3rd Avenue, including City Council’s plan to bring together the community “to work on ways to ensure the neighbourhood’s old treasures don’t disappear by forming a working group involving several ...Read More

Laneway Housing – a viable option for New Westminster?

A fixture in Toronto, laneway housing began in Vancouver in 2009. The question of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) appeared on New Westminster’s radar in 2012. The issue continues to draw strong opinion for and against – even between neighbours.     A  laneway house is a smaller, detached home located in place ...Read More

Renovating a Character House

Refurbished older homes boast character that can’t be reproduced, and in today’s push for a lighter building footprint, renovating one can be a sound investment. Article by: Carol Crenna Elana Zysblat, programming 
director at Vancouver Heritage Foundation, offers guidance on updating an old home
. Why refurbish an old house?
 Zysblat: Heritage houses ...Read More

New Westminster Heritage Restorations

Dubbed the “Royal City” – since the New Westminster name came from Queen Victoria’s love of Westminster in London – the New Westminster area has strong appeal for many prospective residents.  Heritage homes are in abundance in historic neighbourhoods like Queens Park, Sapperton, Downtown and Moody Park. After a few decades of ...Read More

How homes tour ticket sales help our community

Our annual Homes Tour helps fund heritage and community development Proceeds from our annual homes tour not only help preserve and protect our heritage, they enhance our community quality of life as well. This year, funds from the 2013 homes tour will help: The New Westminster Heritage Foundation – a non-profit society ...Read More

Top 10 Endangered Heritage Sites

Welcome to the 12th Annual Heritage Vancouver Society Top Ten Endangered Sites #6 on the List: Shaughnessy: Land Speculation Endangers Character A recent trend on the real estate market to sell property for land value alone has the potential to seriously harm the character of First and Second Shaughnessy neighbourhoods through loss ...Read More