A photo tour through New Westminster, BC - Royal City - 49°12′25″N 122°54′40″W

Thursday, June 30, 2011



A happy accident as I was lining up this shot of the swings in a park. The gull and me have a lot in common - today we are free!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011



Pebble pathway leading to a statue featured on this blog around this time last year.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Pipe and Drum


Sometimes the most interesting things are going on in the local parks. As I was walking past, I heard a pipe and drum band. This isn't a rare occurrence in a parade or other special event, but this group just appeared to be practicing in the park instead of inside. Perhaps it's a sign of just how desperate everyone around here is to enjoy the sunshine when it happens!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Yellow and Green


Even in the city there are lots of wild places to be found. This is a meadow that is being restored in Queen's Park.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ring a Ding


The old bell from the old gaol, now on display at the entrance to Glenbrook Ravine Park.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

The P-words


Watch where you step, and what you do when you get there. Some people take their flower gardens very seriously, and would prefer if you let your dogs do the do elsewhere!

Saturday, June 18, 2011



Perhaps Saturday's posts will need a new tag: Tourism Saturdays. This week I traveled to Britannia Mine, about 50km north of New Westminster (Vancouver) for a tour. This mine closed in 1974, and is now a National Historic Site (as well as an Earthcache, for those into that sort of thing).

Friday, June 17, 2011



Another section of park at the former Woodlands site. On each plaque is a name of someone who died while in care at the institution.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Looking out, Looking in


This is a monument of an actual window from the former - and notorious - Woodlands home for those with mental and physical disabilities dating back to the late 1800s and up until the 1990s. It stands on the property of a new and improved facility for those who need assistance, although now on a more voluntary basis than in the past.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Secret Meadow


I was out geocaching Sunday morning and as I was being led to a few caches, I ended up in a new park - Glenbrook Ravine. It's across a busy road from Queen's Park, and infinitely more...natural. This path heads down from the meadow to a narrower, more shaded path streamside.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011



A new sign appeared at the Quay recently (or, I only just noticed it). Apparently the boardwalk isn't a boardwalk after all. It's an esplanade. Sounds too posh for what it is.

Monday, June 13, 2011



Mural design on the outside wall of a daycare centre in Queen's Park.

Saturday, June 11, 2011



Took off today and went about 250km into the mountains to see some different, yet similar, scenery. This tunnel is part of a system of tunnels built for the Canadian Pacific Railroad (CPR) in about 1913 in an area previously deemed impossible to build in (canyon, cliffs, rushing river). Eventually decommissioned in 1961, the tunnels are now part of a more extensive trail system. The name Othello Tunnels comes from the fact that the main engineer was obsessed with Shakespeare, and would read to the crewmen in the evenings. Rail stops along the way are named Juliet, Romeo, Othello, amongst others.

Friday, June 10, 2011



Underneath the Inn at the Quay. These are the beams that support the hotel as it juts out over a pier and the Fraser River.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Good food


Fantastic treats were found at the Royal City Farmers Market today. Ciabatta bread, chocolate hazelnut butter, artisanal cheese, cookies and for supper: pulled pork and citrus slaw soft tacos. My stomach is very, very happy.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Snazzy Van


More evidence that Canucks are crazy about their...Canucks. Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals tonight, and people are showing their spirit in many unique ways.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011



Top section of the totem pole outside Centennial House in Queen's Park.

Sunday, June 5, 2011



This time New Westminster Daily Photo ventures north, just into the city of Burnaby on a visit to the Burnaby Village Museum. The museum is a collection of 1900-1950 era buildings depicting the history of this area. It's celebrating its 40th anniversary, and to celebrate admission is free all summer long!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Crazy Canucks


Not the greatest photo (taken through the bus window), but it does illustrate how much some people love their hockey team. Taken about 30 minutes before the start of game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Friday, June 3, 2011



New construction near New Westminster SkyTrain Station. Among other things, there will be cinemas, fast food shops, travel agents and - without question - more mobile phone shops.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Theme Day: Under Construction


This building is one of many being torn down to make way for new buildings at the foot of 8th Street at Columbia. I was intrigued by the signage uncovered during the process. This building is, as of today, no longer standing.

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