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Exploring Old New Wesminster

  • Feb 1, 2014 · 10:45 AM
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This one is going to centre around Queens Park and the beautiful Victorian houses of old New Westminster. 

The URL for the prosed route is http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6191625.

We will start at one Skytrain station, and end at another.  We will walk through several beautiful green parks, two on the waterfront and two in the forested upper areas.

Notes:

• There will be a bit of an elevation gain (I assume) walking up the Glenbrook Ravine.

• We will wait fifteen minutes at the start of the walk for latecomers, so the walk will begin at 11:00 a.m.

• We will make washroom stops in public parks.

• Kids welcome if supervised.

• Dogs welcome on leash.

Here is a topographic map of the area:



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  • Laura B.

    I must say that even though this was my own walk, I only gave it three stars. The weather was grey and cold, and the route did not quite work out as I had planned. Also, one of our members was not doing so well, and I felt sorry that we ended up leaving her behind. All in all not a walk I'd want to repeat in the same way.

    February 1, 2014

    • Dave W

      The walk was a good start and we got a good overview of the area. However, I think it would be a good idea, to split the walk into two walks. One in the Sapperton area and the other in the Queens Park area. My current plan is to post both in the early spring.

      1 · February 2, 2014

    • Laura B.

      Very cool. I hope they'll be Saturday walks!

      1 · February 2, 2014

  • Ruth

    It was a good afternoon Laura, and definitely worth another visit to see more of that beautiful Queen's Park neighbourhood.

    1 · February 1, 2014

    • Laura B.

      Thanks, Ruth. I agree, and we'll definitely do it again, either with Dave W. or me at the helm.

      February 1, 2014

    • Anita B.

      Yay! Looking forward to it :-D

      February 2, 2014

  • Dan

    Super scenic walk. I've never seen this part of New West before.

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Bibi S.

    Ahh I found my the answer to my question already!
    See you all tomorrow! What a glorious day!

    January 31, 2014

    • Bibi S.

      Well it is about half an hour. I forgot where I found it and it gave me the total time from where I am in Kits to Sapperton as 55 minutes.

      February 1, 2014

    • Laura B.

      That sounds about right. I know I have to leave my house in East Van at about 10:00 to get there by 10:45 (including walking, waiting for the bus, and changing to the Skytrain).

      February 1, 2014

  • Winsome

    Apologies for the last minute change.

    February 1, 2014

  • Martha

    Sorry I got finally an appointment I was waiting for and only available for tomorrow. Next time. Thank you

    January 31, 2014

  • Bibi S.

    How long will the Skytrain take from Burrard Station to Saperton?

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to join you but I have to unpack :)

    January 31, 2014

  • Martha

    How far is 20 Spruce street from Sapperton sky train station?? Is 20 Spruce street the define meeting point?? just to clarify. Thank you.

    January 29, 2014

    • Laura B.

      Sorry - I haven't quite figured out the definite meeting spot yet because I'm not familiar with Sapperton Station. I'll make sure to go have a look tomorrow and post the answer by tomorrow at this time.

      January 30, 2014

    • Laura B.

      Is the meeting place clear now, Martha? You can see it right under the address of the Skytrain station above.

      January 31, 2014

  • khalil

    Hi Laura, Sorry I can't come tomorrow. have greart time.

    January 31, 2014

  • Rosa P.

    3 hours sounds perfect. looking forward to seeing you.
    Thanks,

    1 · January 28, 2014

  • Rosa P.

    How long do you expect this will take? Thanks ;)

    January 28, 2014

    • Laura B.

      3 hours? That's about how long my walks usually take. I hope you can make it, Rosa.

      January 28, 2014

  • Anita B.

    Oh, no! I was worried this would happen! Was going to mention it to you this past Saturday, but forgot. I'm busy for the next two Saturdays, so I'll miss the very walk I suggested! DAMN!

    January 27, 2014

    • Laura B.

      Oh no - so sorry!!!!

      January 28, 2014

    • Anita B.

      Well, can't be helped. I chatted a bit with Dave W. on Michael's walk. He said he was also planning a walk in the Queen's Park area, so I posted a comment on his page to give him a prod! I'll just do his walk instead, assuming no conflicts again!

      January 28, 2014

  • khalil

    Sky train station at New west.

    January 26, 2014

    • Laura B.

      Khalil, there are four Sky Train stations in New West - I'm still trying to decide which one we will start from.

      January 26, 2014

    • Laura B.

      And now I've decided.

      January 28, 2014

  • Gracie

    Laura,
    Any idea how steep and how many hills there are? May bring a friend who has mild asthma.

    January 27, 2014

    • Laura B.

      Hmm. That's an interesting question. I guess it depends on how serious your friend's asthma is, so they'll have to figure that out themselves. I finally found a topographic map, which should give you some idea, but still nothing concrete. I'm adding the topo map to the description now.

      January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just moved to new west, would love the tour!

    January 26, 2014

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