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You mean they split a house in half and moved it?!

In 1911, this home that could accommodate a family and seven lodgers, was literally split in two, and placed back-to-back to face Fourth Street and Pine Street respectively.

Buy your tickets online or at Royal City Colours for the 2019 Homes Tour

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. But wait – there’s […]

Everyone is welcome to our 2019 AGM

  AGM Highlights Members vote to ratify NWHPS’ recently updated Constitution & Bylaws President’s Message (including preview of Sunday, May 26th 2019 Heritage Homes Tour) Review of Society Financials Members vote for 2018-19 Board of Directors Special Presentation by Jim Wolf Pacific Pre-Raphaelites: The Arts and Crafts Movement in British Columbia – the movement and […]

NWHPS Celebrates International Women’s Day

  Women from every walk of life at the height of their careers in mental health, education, media, medicine, literature, entrepreneurship, advocacy and politics; helped shape New Westminster, our province and our country with their contributions. We’ve highlighted these six women whose lives have spanned 173 years (1842 – 2015). Watch for more profiles on […]

SURVEY: Help us create the Homes Tour you won’t want to miss!

New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society is celebrating the 40th annual Heritage Homes Tour on SUNDAY, May 26, 2019. We want to know what would make the 2019 Homes Tour a can’t miss date for you. Please take a few minutes to complete this short, ‘click the button’ survey –  with options for your welcome comments. […]

2018 Homes Tour honours end of WW1

This year’s homes tour honours New Westminster’s WW1 Honour Roll with a tribute to the men and women who served in the Great War by Jim Wolf 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I and this year the society is honouring the men & women who served. Special stories of […]

2018 AGM February 20 – with guest speaker, Michael Kluckner

Please join us at 7 PM on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at  Nelson’s Folly (127 Queen’s Avenue) for a brief but informative AGM followed by a special presentation: Michael Kluckner Could New Westminster’s heritage stock follow “Vanishing Vancouver”? We are very pleased to have Michael Kluckner, acclaimed writer and artist illustrator of Vancouver The Way […]

Heritage Week 2018 Happenings

The New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society is proud to participate in BC Heritage Week, February 19 – 25, 2018. This year’s theme is, “Heritage Stands the Test of Time”.  Join us for our our AGM on February 20 as well as our Heritage Homes Walking Tour on February 25.

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 suites. The ghost of […]

New changes for proposed Queen’s Park Conservation Area

City Council working to address concerns of homeowners with small homes in the proposed Queen’s Park Conservation Area After three years of research and discussion, the City-appointed Queen’s Park Working Group (a group of 12 residents who represent a cross-section of Queen’s Park stakeholders, including representation from the Queen’s Park Residents Association, the New Westminster […]