New Westminster Archive

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

WANTED: Heritage Homes for next year’s Homes Tour

Have you thought about debuting your heritage home or showing off your restoration/renovation on the 2017 New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society Homes Tour? We’re looking for heritage homes in the Royal City that are either new to the Tour or have had  some restoration/renovation work performed since they last graced the Homes ...Read More

January 22: The aftermath of Vancouver’s one-year moratorium on heritage property demolition

QPNHS Heritage Study Speaker Series  featuring: Marco D’Agostini, Senior Heritage Planner with the City of Vancouver Queen’s Park Neighbourhood Heritage Study’s 2015 Speaker Series begins this Thursday. Marco D’Agostini will talk about what’s happened since Vancouver imposed a one-year moratorium in response to massive demolition of heritage properties on the City’s west side. ...Read More

NWHPS asks the Mayoral Candidates

A few weeks ago, NWHPS’ Board of Directors sent  a list of questions relating to heritage housing in New Westminster to our  mayoral candidates. We received a response from one candidate – Jonathan Cote: 1. What do you think is the single most important action the local government could undertake to encourage ...Read More

Laneway Housing – a viable option for New Westminster?

A fixture in Toronto, laneway housing began in Vancouver in 2009. The question of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) appeared on New Westminster’s radar in 2012. The issue continues to draw strong opinion for and against – even between neighbours.     A  laneway house is a smaller, detached home located in place ...Read More

Annual Heritage Homes Tour

Announcing the 38th Annual Heritage Homes Tour –  Sunday, May 28, 2017.  Purchase Your Home Tour Tickets in early May.   Last year’s tour featured something for everyone! The line-up included a late Victorian beauty restored to its original charm, several smaller bungalows “let out at the seams” and stylishly renovated, a ...Read More

New Westminster Heritage Restorations

Dubbed the “Royal City” – since the New Westminster name came from Queen Victoria’s love of Westminster in London – the New Westminster area has strong appeal for many prospective residents.  Heritage homes are in abundance in historic neighbourhoods like Queens Park, Sapperton, Downtown and Moody Park. After a few decades of ...Read More

How homes tour ticket sales help our community

Our annual Homes Tour helps fund heritage and community development Proceeds from our annual homes tour not only help preserve and protect our heritage, they enhance our community quality of life as well. This year, funds from the 2013 homes tour will help: The New Westminster Heritage Foundation – a non-profit society ...Read More