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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 […]

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 a real issue with […]

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 37th annual tour […]

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) have been part […]

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 to the public. In […]