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Welcome to Steveston, a historic fishing village that offers a delightful escape from everyday life. Its breadth of character, rich heritage and vibrant culture is coveted by locals and visitors alike. Whether you're there for the postcard perfect scenery, to witness whales frolicking in the Pacific Ocean or to stroll along the old wooden boardwalk at Fisherman's Wharf, you'll be sure to leave feeling lighter and happier than when you arrived.

Tempura battered fish and chips from Pajos Fish & Chips
Diners in seafood restaurant, drinking wine, warm sunlight

Eat & Drink

Steveston is a seafood lover’s paradise. Stop by Pajos for fish and chips on the dock, try the Wild Sockeye Combo at Ora Sushi, or take a seat on Catch’s rooftop patio for fresh caught local fare and unparalleled views of the harbour. A trip to Steveston isn't complete without a visit to the Fisherman's Wharf - take your pick of the day's fresh catch and make the most of your in-suite kitchen with a delicious meal in. Tourism Richmond has put together a list of favourites to help build your culinary itinerary – there's everything from coffee shops, bakeries and ice-cream parlors to breweries, wineries and fine dining gems.

Girl gives someone a guided tour of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site


Much of Steveston’s allure is attributed to its historical and multicultural influences. The village is home to The Gulf of Georgia Cannery, a national historic site that operated as a salmon and herring cannery throughout the 1900’s, and The Britannia Shipyards, also a national historic site that served as a cannery and shipyard repair shop before closing its doors in 1991. Other interesting sites to visit are the Steveston Museum & Post Office and the Steveston Tram. Beyond history, Steveston is a bustling waterfront community full of charming shops, parks, and walking and cycling trails.

Two people ride bicycles along the dike in Richmond in front of the Pacific Ocean
Two people jogging along a Dyke in Richmond with water and greenery in the background


For those seeking soft adventures, Steveston offers an array. Experience the thrill of whale watching in the Pacific Ocean – home to 4 different species of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Take a morning stroll or bike through Garry Point Park before winding up at Fisherman’s Wharf for a dockside lunch. Or wander through the Steveston Farmer’s and Artisan Market, held every Sunday from 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Tourism Richmond provides a great list of outdoor activities in and around Steveston through the link below.