New Westminster embracing Fraser River Waterfront

February 16th, 2015

Previously neglected, the Fraser River waterfront is now the place to be in New Westminster. Taking cues from Vancouver’s successful Coal Harbour and False Creek neighborhoods, the city of New Westminster has plans to reorient themselves towards the Fraser River.


With passionate and esteemed engineer, Mark Shieh’s, makeover of the New Westminster Quay and River Market along with the award-winning revitalization of Westminster Pier Park, the riverfront has really begun to attract developers and investors to the area. See what Business in Vancouver had to say about the rising interest of the Fraser River waterfront here.


With the little availability of oceanfront views in BC, the riverfront’s expansive views are the next best thing. At Trapp+Holbrook we have taken advantage of these river views embracing them with our historic homes with modern décor and finishes. Find out more about our riverfront homes at our Presentation Centre located at 702 Columbia Street. The Sales Team is happy to assist you every day 12pm-5pm, except Fridays.

Trapp + Holbrook – Now is your time, move in this Spring!

January 10th, 2015


GST is now included in all our remaining homes at Trapp+Holbrook, but for a limited time only! We’re just doing the final touches on the building, so you can move into New Westminster’s best-selling new home community this spring.

One Bedroom homes + Parking start at $239,900 INCLUDING GST (Save $7,438.76)
Heritage Lofts + Parking start at $299,900 INCLUDING GST (Save $9,299.22)
Two Bedroom + Den homes start at $465,900 INCLUDING GST (Save $21,740.97)

Trapp+Holbrook is a historically unique building with a modern twist and will serve as a landmark building in Downtown New Westminster. The residents at Trapp + Holbrook can take advantage of a fully-equipped fitness facility, amenity space with outdoor BBQ area, community garden plots as well as free Shaw one year internet, cable and HDPVR. Trapp + Holbrook’s 2 bedroom G2 plans offer panoramic views of the Fraser River. For a limited time, construction tours are available. Ask us how.

Trapp+Holbrook is in the heart of New Westminster, one of Western Canada’s most historic cities. During the city’s establishment many different industries formed in New Westminster attracting many shoppers from across the lower Mainland giving New Westminster the name “Golden Mile”. Today, New Westminster continues to share its history by maintaining its heritage neighbourhood, and incorporating new restaurants, shops, and parks, creating a dynamic community to live and play in.


Trapp+Holbrook has great links to Downtown Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. The SkyTrain station is a short 3 minute walk away and connects you to downtown Vancouver in just 30 minutes. Nearby amenities such as the River Market, Pier Park and newly opened Anvil Centre offer exciting and new activities: festivals, art events, and outdoor volleyball courts are among the many available things to do. Columbia Street and the famous Antique Alley are great weekend streets to explore with unique shops. Not to mention Queen’s Park is filled with a wide range of outdoor amenities from baseball fields, a rose garden and nature-filled trails. These places are within walking distance from Trapp+Holbrook, offering many different events all year round.

Trapp+Holbrook is in its final stages of construction and is ready for you to move into this spring! Take advantage of the limited time GST included offer! Stop by Trapp+Holbrook Sales Centre between 12-5pm daily, except Friday at 702 Columbia Street to learn how you can plant your roots in this vibrant New West neighbourhood.


Happy Holidays

December 16th, 2014

Happy Holidays from the team at Trapp+Holbrook !

This is a great time of the year to enjoy the many exciting holiday events going on in New Westminster. This year is no exception; you will find something for any age.

2014 Santa Claus Parade & Tree Lighting


Come see Santa Claus at this year’s parade and Tree Lighting event. Don’t forget to bring your letters for Santa and give it to one of the Canada Post carriers collecting letters along the parade route.

Address: Columbia Street, Downtown New Westminster
Date and Time: December 6th, 11:00 – 4:00pm


November 28th, 2014

Black Friday


November 24th, 2014

The City of New Westminster has commissioned internationally acclaimed sculptors, Veronica and Edwin Dam De Nogales, to create a war memorial sculpture, based on Wait for Me Daddy, Canada’s iconic World War II photograph by Province Newspaper photographer, Claude P. Dettloff.

If you aren’t familiar with the Wait for me Daddy photo taken on October 1, 1940, Dettloff was photographing The British Columbian Regiment marching down 8th Street in New Westminster. In a random moment, Dettloff snapped a young boy, Whitey Bernard, escape his mother’s grasp and run towards his father marching off to war. Wait for Me Daddy became an enduring symbol of Canada’s World War II effort.


The monument was unveiled October 4, 2014 at Hyak Square, near the exact spot where Dettloff captured this special moment. The Anvil Centre has launched an exhibit running through October 4th to January 24th to highlight the sculpture and historic photograph. This exhibit is complimentary and open to the public.


We encourage you to visit the Wait for Me Daddy exhibit and statue at the newly opened Anvil Centre. Trapp+Holbrook is located just a short walk’s away from this exciting and educational exhibit. Be sure to stop by while you’re in the area to learn more about this historic neighbourhood and how it could be your new home. We are open daily from 12-5pm except Friday at 702 Columbia Street. We hope to see you soon!


Paris Block Paris Annex / Gair Williamson Architect + Ankenman Marchand Architects

October 21st, 2014


Architects: Gair Williamson Architect, Ankenman Marchand Architects
Location: 53 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G4, Canada
Design Team: Gair Williamson, Jenny Chow, Brian Liston, François Marchand, Julien Leger
Year: 2012

From the architect. The Paris Block:Paris Annex, which is located at 47-53 West Hastings Street, is at the transition from Downtown to Gastown on a consolidated 64 foot site. The architectural program outlined the development of a 46 unit live/ work building conjoining a new 6 storey horizontal addition that is clearly of its time to a 6 storey Heritage B abandoned warehouse.

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Fall into New West

October 16th, 2014

It’s that time of year again where all the ghouls and goblins come out to play, it’s Halloween! Check out some of the spooky events going on around the Trapp + Holbrook.


The CGP Monster Mash
Join Canada Games Pool for their annual Halloween Event! Expect creepy appearances from Frankenstein, vampires, and monsters. So, cover your quarters and be on the lookout for these creatures- they will take you by surprise!

Address: Canada Games Pool 65 E Sixth Ave, New Westminster, BC V3L 4G6
Date and Time: October 29, 6:30 PM – 8:25 PM

The Columbia Creepshow
Looking for something out of the ordinary this Halloween? Look no further than The Columbia Creepshow – a one of a kind spectacle sure to thrill and delight! With three hard-rocking local bands, high-flying aerial artists, creepy fortune telling, and a devilishly delightful host, it promises to be one spell-binding event. Don your costume and join the party on October 31 at the Columbia Theatre in New Westminster for a sinfully good time!

Address: The Columbia 530 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3L 1B1
Date and Time: October 31, 8:00 PM- 1:00 AM