The Longest-running Homes Tour in Canada!

Our most exciting event ever!

We have 11 spectacular venues, including two storybook Queen Annes, a West Coast and a California Modern, a C2C loft conversion above the police station, two classic Edwardians, two distinctive Gothic landmarks and, on tour for the first time, a majestic Shingle cottage and a rare British-influenced Arts and Crafts home. Ticket sales begin Monday, April 1st. 

But wait – there’s more!

    • The Ballet House is back! This time it’s on view from the lower level to the attic. Free with your ticket – special 30-minute guided tours led by heritage characters from the house’s history.  Tours run from 9:45 to 12:30, pre-booking required when you buy your ticket. Regular viewing from 1:30 – 5:00 pm.
    • Neighbourhood guided walking tour designed and led by Stephanie Watts of New Westminster and Vancouver Walking Tours and Ghostly Tours fame. Ticket holders meet at NWHPS’s Welcome Centre at Tipperary Park to enjoy one of three 45-minute afternoon guided tours.
    • Heritage Hub at Tipperary Park:  Join us on the site of New West’s Farmer’s market. Along with our ticket holders, the public is welcome to enjoy these activities:
      • NWHPS Welcome Centre – view a visual history of the longest running heritage homes tour and NWHPS merchandise favourites for sale.
      • Women’s Exhibit – a curation of  photos and period pieces highlighting the lives of early residents, including several remarkable women from New Westminster’s past. For ticket holders, this year’s tour also features homes of more women with notable stories. 
      •  Steel & Oak Beer & Pacific Breeze Wine Tasting
      • Food kiosks (and food trucks – we hope!)


    Our online ticket sales will begin April 1

    Tickets:  $35 / $25 for NWHPS members.

    The “Buy Tickets” link at www.newwestheritage.org, will ‘go live’ on April 1, 2019.

    It pays to be a member:

    As a member, you can purchase as many ticket guidebooks as you need at your member price of $25 – a savings of $10 per ticket. It’s just our way of saying ‘Thank you’ for helping us celebrate 40 years of stellar homes tours. You can buy your membership online, anytime.

    New this year:

    We will mail your complete ticket guidebook to you for a flat fee of only $5, regardless of how many you order. You also have the option to pick up your ticket guidebooks at no charge at Royal City Colours, 700 Twelfth Street, New Westminster. Please note: This year, ticket guidebooks will be sold only at Royal City Colours.

    Celebrating 40 years…

    In 1980, a small group of residents created the New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society to educate and inspire visitors and residents to save. not demolish. the Royal City’s rich inventory of historically and architecturally significant heritage buildings. What better way to start than by opening the doors to five beautiful, functional historic residences on May 24, 1980?

    Forty years later, we can look back with pride at the grandmother of all home tours in Canada. Our annual event has attracted thousands of visitors and residents alike to glimpse New Westminster’s ‘built’ past and its current contribution to the City’s economy, sustainability, culture and aesthetic appeal.