Steveston was originally a small town near Vancouver, British Columbia, but has since been absorbed into the city of Richmond, British Columbia, a community in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. It is a quaint historic fishing village with over 600 fishing boats docked at its Fisherman's Wharf. I was there on a Saturday morning in autumn and the fishing boats had just returned from the day's catch. The fish-mongers were selling all varieties of fish like salmon, cod and tuna from their fishing vessels. Most of the people buying the fish were the Asians living in Richmond.
Steveston is also the launching point for whale watching expeditions in the summer.
Approx. twenty minutes from the city center, there is an excellent little fishing community which faces Vancouver island. There are museums, pubs, and souvenir shops scattered along the well maintained harbour front. It is a great place to see fresh seafood being brought ashore, and to view the many different kinds of boats that are used in the industry. Dozens of restauraunts to choose from for fish and chips, and the one that I chose did not disappoint!!!! The day I was there happened to coincide with a Japanese tall ship that was in port, so it was a memorable site to see.
Steveston is a small fishing village 45 minutes away from downtown vancouver. Steveston is famous for its great fresh seafood and fish and chips. I suggest going to the steveston salmon festival on the 1st of july for the Canada day celebrations. A great place to go and enjoy the charm of an old village from the turn of the century.whale watching can also be arranged
Fishermans Wharf - Vancouver is found in the Richmond area of South Vancouver, in a lovely little place called Stevenston.
Stevenston and the Fishermans Wharf are very easy to get to from Downtown. Just take a bus southwards from Downtown. You have to changes buses, but the drivers are very helpful and will tell you when to get off if you ask.
Fishermans Wharf is where we went for out Whale Watching trip. We arrived a couple of hours early, so decided to have a walk around. It is not as big or famous as the Fishermans Wharf in the USA. Fishermans Wharf Vancouver is more like a quite little town.
There is a wooden walkway along the front, allowing you to see all the boats ..... and the occasional seal.
With plenty of nice restaurants and shops, Fishermans Wharf and Stevenston itself make for a very relaxing day out.
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Canada's largest commercial fishing harbor, Steveston Village, is a great place to take the entire family.
Located in Richmond, the village is home to many retail shops, restaurants and other attractions. Located in the village at 12138-4th Street is the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. This point has been a landmark of the Fraser River for more than 100 years. Take a guided tour through the cannery to see the machinery used in the industry.
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