A photo tour of Queens Park in New Westminster
It was such a beautiful day in my neighbourhood that I decided to take a walk and snap a few photos of some heritage homes in historic Queens Park this morning. If you haven't been to New Westminster in a while, you might be surprised with what you'll find today. Most of the unkempt boarding houses and mansions that only a few decades ago dotted the neighbourhood have all but disappeared.
About 10 years ago my wife convinced me to spend a day at the New Westminster Heritage Home Tour. It's what first exposed me to the abundance of heritage homes and just how beautiful a community New Westminster had become. The tour was also instrumental in helping us decide we wanted to live in the neighbourhood.
After a couple of decades of restoration and city by-laws protecting heritage properties, the community of Queen's Park has been lovingly restored to its previous condition. Yet despite increased property values, most of the heritage homes still sell for well under one million dollars. They may not be cheap, but compared to Vancouver's westside, they're still better priced.
I only captured about 30 homes in my photo shoot but there are dozens more that I missed. The weather forecast is calling for cool temps and sunny skies over the next week or so. Those are perfect conditions for heritage buffs who might be interested in making their own way down to Queens Park with camera in hand to snap a few photos.
If you can't make it out for a walk in the neighbourhood before the rain returns, at least I hope you enjoy the photos! Click here to be directed to the Flikr photo set which includes homes in in both Queens Park and Glenbrook North.
- Post by Daniel