New Westminster

These are a few of my favourite things… about New Westminster, in pictures.

New Westminster is blessed with many examples of lovingly preserved and restored heritage houses from around the turn of the last century, many of them in the beautiful Queen’s Park neighbourhood.

The Fraser River is the lifeblood of the Lower Mainland. It’s a working river, its water used for farming, pulp mills, fishing, hydroelectricity, and for transport. I like to sit on a bench or lean against the railings and watch the river traffic passing by.

New West is home to a number of attractive parks, most famously Queen’s Park and Moody Park. My favourite is Tipperary Park, discovered serendipitously one day on a solo walk along Queens Avenue.

Near the newly re-opened River Market at New Westminster Quay can be found Angelina’s, my favourite place to have a mid-morning breakfast after a lazy holiday lie-in.

My preferred watering hole in New West is Drink, at 609 Columbia Street. Drink has unfancy but tasty food, friendly service, a cosy atmosphere, and music that’s played at a volume that allows for conversation.

These are just a few examples of places and things I like in New Westminster. I’d love to hear from other fans and residents what your favourite New West things are.

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7 Responses to New Westminster

  1. funkomatic says:

    If you are trying to get me to entertain serious thoughts like “Man, I should visit the west coast of Canada!” it is working.


  2. Dennis says:

    You just have to love a place called “Drink”. Truth in advertising! πŸ˜‰
    I love that New West clings on to its heritage.


  3. Dennis says:

    BTW – Email notices for your blog come up as “Shaw Suspected Junk Mail”. Damn, everybody’s a critic! πŸ˜‰


  4. Gwyn Teatro says:

    I love the heritage houses in New West! I have often imagined myself in a Victorian house….but maybe that’s because I’m old πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the tour!


    • The heritage houses are indeed wonderful! What’s even more wonderful is that so many of them have been preserved; unlike in Vancouver where many such houses, sadly, were torn down in various redevelopment frenzies over the last century.


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