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Steveston: Vancouver`s Off the Beaten Path Destination

A Walk Into The Past With a Touch of Today
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.9 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Steveston is at the southwest corner of Richmond, a suburb to Vancouver that in recent years has established its own unique cultural... more »

Tips:  After walking the village`s main street (Moncton) and the waterfront dock, you might rent a bicycle for riding the dikes that surround... more »

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Points of Interest

As you’ll quickly discover, there’s more to salmon fishing than pulling in a net or reeling in your line. Built in 1894, this was once the biggest cannery on the west coast. Now a National Historic site and operated by Parks Canada, it retains many examples of the harsh working character of its heydays.

At one time, the 10,000 member work force ... More

2. Moncton Street

Take your time strolling along Moncton Street, the main artery through Steveston. It has several seafood restaurants, marine supply shops, and antique shops. Walking the street, with its single-storied and occasional two-storied buildings is like passing through a time warp.

Art lovers will like the galleries on Moncton and just off the street... More

Once the post office building, the Steveston Museum has a fascinating collection of photos and farming, fishing, and blacksmith tools used by early Japanese settlers. Some rooms in the two-story, 1905 building have been restored with period furniture.
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Open:
Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-1pm and 1:30pm-5pm
Sunday: Closed

Cost:
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Steveston`s robust waterfront is a combination of working fishing boats and consumerism. Located just one block off Steveston`s main street, Moncton, it has a myriad of seafood restaurants, a couple of character fish and chips outlets, souvenir shops and a wooden walkway.

After exploring the area, find a table at one of the outdoor restaurants... More

5. Britania Heritage Shipyard and Japanese Houses

Further down Moncton, past No. 1 Rd., there's a turnoff to the old Britannia Heritage Shipyard - eight acres of boardwalk and buildings. You'll find traditional Japanese dwellings, a Native Indian dwelling, two former boat works, and a cannery house. It really is a walk - or a bike ride - into the past.

Here, you`ll find the house of Asayo... More