Steveston is a quaint historic fishing village in the southwest corner of Richmond, just minutes away from YVR and the city of Vancouver. Once home to 15 canneries, Steveston has long been known for its commercial fishery. Although today it is home home to Canada's largest fishing fleet (over 600 vessels) it no longer plays host to a single cannery - the last succumbing to fewer fish and pressure from developers. Today it is known as a place to get away from the rat race.....on a sunny day, thousands flock to the village to eat in its great restaurants, check out the garden shops and browse for antiques. It is also a great place to chill out, camera in hand as there are photo opportunities at every turn.
Steveston has some amazing photo opportunities, lots of fishing boats, river scenes and beautiful buildings. We will start out walking through the village, making our way to the waterfront/pier which will bring us back to our starting location.
1. What should I bring?
A Camera, It doesn't matter if you have a camera phone, apoint and shoot camera or a Digital SLR, any one of them is fine.
A tripod (optional)
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, be sure you are comfortable, a hat and some sunscreen.
2. What can I shoot?
There are plenty of fishing boats, old canneries, heritage buildings and river scenes. There will also be plenty of people out on the day, so people and street photography should be good too! Lots and lots of photo opportunities!
3. How do I get there?
You can drive out there, it is best to use Google Maps if you are driving. We are starting early so look out for free street parking.
If you are using public Transit, you may need to use the Skytrain and then a bus to Steveston, there are a few combinations, so check out www.translink.ca or use Google Maps, there is public transit to within a block of the meeting place.
Look forward to seeing you there!