Steveston BC – A Trendy Fishing Village with a Rich History
I’ve been to Steveston (located in the western part of Richmond B.C.) a few times now and really enjoy strolling along the boardwalk while taking in the idyllic scenery. The area is no secret among locals, who flock to the community for sun, fresh fish, and kite flying, but for the tourist…it rarely makes the itinerary—which is all the more reason to go and explore.
Garry Point Park (the most western part of Steveston) is especially enjoyable , with many spots on the beach to sit while watching the fishing vessels come and go. Here’s a tip: if you don’t mind walking, park at Garry Point Park for plentiful and free parking.
At the turn of the twentieth century, Steveston was the busiest fishing port in the world, with over a dozen canneries, hotels, saloons and gambling dens. Back in the day on a Saturday evening, you could find ten thousand people thronging the boardwalks, including Native Indians, Asians, Europeans, and sailors from the seven seas.
Now over 100 years later, Steveston has evolved into a picturesque working fishing village, home to Canada’s largest commercial fishing fleet. The village, with its ambient fishing village atmosphere, comes to life each summer, with plenty for visitors to see and do. Historic sites, parks, fresh seafood, great local restaurants and colorful boutique shops all await the auspicious visitor.
To see more of my pictures of Steveston and Garry Point Park, click here.
Be sure to check out my video below for an overview of the area.