The Steveston Village (Steveston, BC)

I left my heart in Steveston, BC.

Steveston Village

Yeah, you can laugh as much as you want for using the line “I left my heart in San Francisco” and apply it to the fishing community of Steveston in Richmond, British Columbia. But the truth is, after walking around this beautiful village, who seems relatively untouched by time, and having had traditional fish-and-chips outside the fisherman’s wharf, I completely fell in love with Steveston.

I’d even consider moving there.

Steveston Village

The community of Steveston has a long history, something I really didn’t know. From BritishColumbia.com:

Down on the southwestern shore of Richmond sits the historic Steveston Village, a once-boisterous frontier seaport and principal port on the Fraser River, founded in 1880 by William Herbert Steves. At the turn of the twentieth century, Steveston was the busiest fishing port in the world, with fifteen salmon canneries, six hotels, numerous saloons and gambling dens, and up to fourteen windjammers simultaneously loading canned salmon for world markets. On a Saturday night, 10,000 people thronged the boardwalks, including Native Indians, Japanese, Chinese, European immigrants, and sailors from the seven seas. Now over 100 years old, Steveston has evolved into a picturesque working fishing village, home to Canada’s largest commercial fishing fleet, home base to more than 600 seiners, gillnetters, trawlers and other vessels that line the docks two, sometimes three, abreast.

Steveston Village

Steveston Village

Steveston Village

I had the opportunity to walk up to the fisherman’s wharf, stroll the docks, eat fish and chips and explore the village by foot (even though I didn’t get to see much of the actual museums). I definitely will come back for more.

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Comments (1)

ChrisJuly 15th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

The Cannery Cafe has some wicked sandwich fare, and if you’re looking for some fish ‘n chips, you have to hit Pajo’s (either in Garry Point park or on the water off the pier). Also, because no visit to Steveston is complete without frozen yogurt, swing by Timothy’s (just bring cash as they don’t take plastic).

Next time you swing through, let me know – I’ll convince you to move!

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