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Sunday May 28/2017 HERITAGE HOMES TOUR 10:00am-5:00pm

Tickets are on sale now $35.00 per person at the following locations:

1. Royal City Colours: 700 12th St, New Westminster

2. Gardenworks Mandeville: 4746 Marine Dr, Burnaby

3. Champagne Taste: 1101 Royal Ave, New Westminster

4. New Westminster Museum & Archives, Anvil Centre:

777 Columbia St, New Westminster

5. Royal City Physio: 101-450 E. Columbia St (cash/cheque)

There are 11 wonderful homes spread out over the City as well as the Irving House Museum.



BC Conservation Areas and Links

In BC there are more than 60 Conservation Areas. Just a few links are listed for your interest.    (Port Moody has 2 HCA’s)       (Victoria has 13 HCA’s)      (Kelowna has 2 HCA’s)   (Vancouver has 1 HCA)  (Revelstoke has 1 HCA)


Heritage Conservation Areas and Real Estate Values

Research shows that values are more likely to increase in a conservation area because it preserves  the special character that defines a unique neighbourhood.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  THE QPRA ENCOURAGES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD RESIDENTS TO LOOK AT THE                        RESEARCH  BEHIND THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF CONSERVATION AND REAL                              ESTATE VALUES.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   In your search engine just enter  Heritage Conservation Areas and Real Estate                            Values.

Queen’s Park Neighbourhood Conservation Area Survey

The Queen’s Park neighbourhood is exploring becoming New Westminster’s first Heritage Conservation Area. This could include a new requirement for Council approval for certain types of changes to existing buildings and landscaping, as well as mandatory design guidelines for new development. The basic principles for these policies were established through the Neighbourhood Heritage Study (2013-2015) and the recent public open houses.



Please take the time to fill out the City’s online survey.

The survey runs from November 30th-December 16/2016


Dec.23/2016 Brunette Interchange Engagement Site

To view New Westminster’s Position Paper on the Brunette Ave Interchange please go to: and enter Brunette Avenue Interchange in the search.


The web address for the Brunete Interchange project page is

You may provide input by completing a feedback form in person at the open house or online until December 23/2016 at 4:00pm



Official Community Plan Workshops

Help Draft Future Land Use Map:

Saturday, October 1/2016 MORNING SESSION        9:30am- 12:00pm

AFTERNOON SESSION  12:30pm-3:00pm

Connaught Heights School Gymnasium

2201 London St

Saturday, October 15/2016MORNING SESSION        9:30am- 12:00pm

AFTERNOON SESSION  12:30pm-3:00pm

Richard McBride School Gymnasium

331 Richmond St

Register at  or by calling 604-527-4532 or emailing