NWHPS Annual Homes Tour – May 27, 2018

The New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society’s 39th annual Heritage Homes Tour is Sunday, May 27, 2018. Tickets go on sale in early May 2018. ...Read More

Go-ahead for Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area greeted with long-awaited cheers and relief

It’s Official! City Council unanimously approved the Queen’s Park HCA at June 13th Public Meeting New Westminster, BC – After a long night of presentations both for and against the proposed Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area, City Council voted to approve the by-law amendment to New Westminster’s Official Community Plan to designate ...Read More

To our neighbours who support the proposed Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area

The HCA is not a ‘done deal’ – we need your support this Tuesday, June 13 at City Hall While it may seem that the June 13th public hearing is a formality to confirm New Westminster’s first HCA in Queen’s Park – it’s not! We need a majority vote for the HCA ...Read More

The Victorians are coming!

Local bike store owner gives the gift of music to modern-day Victorianists New Westminster, BC — Gordon Hobbis of the Original Bike Shop and Cap’s Bicycle Museum, will be giving a 19th century Edison cylinder record player to  a modern-day couple of Victorian experts and avid cyclists.  Gabriel and Sarah Chrisman will ...Read More

June 13, 2017 Notice of Public Hearing

Dear Community Member RE:  Queen’s Park Heritage Area Policy – June 13, 2017 Public Hearing As the City is anticipating a high number of speakers at this Public Hearing, speakers are requested to register individually in advance, beginning at 8:00 AM on May 30 and continuing until 7:00PM on June 13, Beginning ...Read More

A Mid-Century Modern with Flair – The Charlotte Goodwin House (1962)

Mid-century modern generally covers the years after WWII (though in some cases from the mid-thirties) through to the mid-sixties. The term was coined by author Cara Greenberg for her 1984 book, “Mid-century Modern:  Furniture of the 1950’s.” New Westminster has been long renowned for its large collection of older Victorian, Edwardian, Tudor ...Read More

Step into “Westham” – the Captain W. H. Philpott House (1905)

In 1905, Master Mariner, Captain W.H. Philpott, built his family home, “Westham”, at 433 Carnarvon Street. Designed in the Edwardian-style, the house featured a stunning view of the Fraser River and remained in the family for over 60 years.   In the mid-1960s, this charmingly shingled family home was converted into boarding-house ...Read More

Coming June 1 – “Planning New Westminster”

  “This exhibition is a must-see as it offers a window into the mind of every politician, planner and engineer to have left their mark on this city for over 158 years,” says Rob McCullough, Manager of Museums and Heritage Services.   Have you ever wondered when Sapperton, Queensborough and Connaught Heights ...Read More

The Reveal – see what’s on this year’s Home Tour!

 If you missed our 4-page colour insert in May 18th edition of The New West Record, take a ‘sneak peek’ at this year’s fabulous homes. ...Read More

An open letter to the residents of Queen’s Park

The Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area: Protection and incentives make this a win-win proposal If City Council does not approve a Heritage Conservation Area (HCA), we will be back to the status quo – where no house (other than a few designated properties which have significant restrictions on what exterior alterations can ...Read More