Celebrate Heritage Week in and around New Westminster

Heritage BC invites all British Columbians to celebrate our place and contribution to Canada, as we prepare to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. “My Canada! My BC!” is conceived to inspire Canadians and British Columbians to embrace, explore and enjoy their own heritage places and spaces at community events. What’s Happening for ...Read More

What is a Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) and what will it look like in New West?

The Value of Heritage in our Community Welcome to the New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society’s new blog series that examines what it means to preserve heritage sites in New Westminster – from an economic, aesthetic, community and/or historical perspective. At least once a month we will present information that helps contribute to ...Read More

Save the Date! Our 38th Annual Homes Tour is Sunday, May 28th, 2017

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NWHPS President defends the value of small heritage homes in letter to the editor

LETTERS: Small homes have heritage value, too MAUREEN ARVANITIDIS / NEW WEST RECORD DECEMBER 22, 2016 10:50 Dear Editor: Re: Demo on Hold for 1937 city house, the Record, Dec. 8 For more than two years, residents, city staff and council have been looking for ways to preserve what residents in the ...Read More

Love It or List It Vancouver at Gifford house

Debora and Paul reflect on renovating the busiest rooms in their home – on national television   Homeowners Paul Fuoco and Debora Sutherland loved their Hollywood Regency home of four years. After updating the mechanicals, they knew it was time to tackle key rooms. “We were fans of the show and had ...Read More

New West Record features highlights for 2016 Heritage Homes Tour

New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society mixes things up for this year’s homes tour Theresa McManus | New West Record May 11, 2016   A hipster vibe, a sense of heritage and some unexpected locales are all part of this year’s Heritage Homes Tour. The New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society is holding its ...Read More

Auspicious timing for this year’s Homes Tour

In the midst of planning for this year’s May 29th Heritage Homes Tour, NWHPS’s Board had reason to celebrate City Council’s decision to proceed with a Queen’s Park neighbourhood heritage conservation area (HCA) implementation plan. NWHPS members Maureen Arvanitidis (president) and directors Deane Gurney and Steve North (also representing Queen’s Park Residents Association) ...Read More

Online Ticket Sales for 2016 Heritage Homes Tour start April 29

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Should New Westminster have Conservation Areas?

Don Luxton to speak at New Westminster Heritage AGM  7 PM on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17,  2016       127 Queen’s Avenue, New Westminster – Nelson’s Folly – the residence of Ethel Field   This year’s Annual General Meeting of the New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society promises an engaging and topical guest speaker in ...Read More

Vancouver Sun’s Shelley Fralic: Heritage home tour highlights ‘survivors’

New Westminster group shows how aging beauties can be renovated, rather than destroyed By Shelley Fralic, Vancouver Sun columnist reprinted from Vancouver Sun May 16, 2015   Every year, the heritage preservation organizations in Vancouver and New Westminster mount ambitious old-home home tours, in which owners are persuaded to open their doors ...Read More