Steveston is at the southwest corner of Richmond, a suburb to Vancouver that in recent years has established its own unique cultural... more » identity.
With its historical buildings, small stores and restaurants, and working fishing docks where you can buy freshly-caught salmon at dockside off the boats, Steveston is to Vancouver what Sausalito and Fisherman`s Wharf are to San Francisco.
Steveston is home to the largest fleet of commercial fishing vessels on Canada’s west coast. In the 1940s, it was the home to Vancouver’s Japanese, the place where they first settled in the late 1800s and early 1900s - until they were evacuated during the Second World War.
Today’s Steveston is more than its past. Restaurants include the Steveston Seafood House for gourmet dining; Dave's Fish and Chips, the Dockside Cafe; the Charthouse Restaurant; O'Hares Pub and Bistro, to name just a few. Antique Stores, arts and crafts outlets abound in the village.
One of the Vancouver area`s most unheralded walks is just to the north of the Garry Point Park entrance where a well defined path marks the entrance to the Richmond dike.
Since the community is below sea level, it is surrounded by a dike that holds back the water. You’ll walk past open marshes, the Quilchena Golf & Country Club, the old Steves Farm (at one time the only construction in the area and for which the community is named). You’ll have unrestricted views to Vancouver Island, the North Shore mountains, and you’ll eventually find yourself opposite the Vancouver International Airport. less «