Steveston Fishing Village

Steveston Fishing Village at the mouth of the Fraser River is a delightful, off the beaten path place to visit with quaint restaurants, a boardwalk, fish markets and several heritage sites

View from the boardwalk at Steveston Village
View from the boardwalk at Steveston Village cc licensed photo by waferboard

Steveston Fishing Village has a history steeped in fishing and the canning industry. The first cannery opened in 1871. The first white settler was Monoah Steeves who arrived in 1877. His son William developed the town that became Steveston in 1889.

In addition to fishing and canning, Steveston also developed a significant boat building industry. In 1980 there were many canneries in Steveston, but in 1990 the last cannery closed down. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery, one of the largest ever built, which had opened in 1894 remains open as a national historic site today.

Steveston has grown into a residential suburb of Metro Vancouver, however it still maintains the atmosphere of a historical fishing village along the waterfront and indeed it is home to over 600 fishing boats and is still a major centre for commercial fishing.

Tourists will enjoy viewing the scenery and boats from the waterfront boardwalks, checking out historic sites such as the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Museum, or enjoying some fresh fish and chips or other local cuisine and refreshments from the many eateries along the riverfront and in the adjacent neighbourhood. There is actually a lot more to due in Steveston than meets the eye. If you check out the official website above and look for the things to do link, you will find a list of 100 different things to do in Steveston!

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Fee: No

Hours: 24/7

Website: Steveston Village

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Directions

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Canada LineBrighouse Station3 Minutes

How to get to Steveston Village by Skytrain and Bus

Take either the #410 Railway bus from Brighouse Station Bay 7 or the #401 No. 1 Road bus from Brighouse Station Bay 3 to Chatham Street at 2nd Avenue and get off and walk 2 blocks south on 2nd Avenue to the waterfront at Bayview Street.

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