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Steveston Village and the Waterfront

  • Jun 29, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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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 or use Google Maps, there is public transit to within a block of the meeting place.

Look forward to seeing you there!


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  • Brigitte

    Fun day...with no rain. Always lots to see in Steveston :)

    June 29, 2014

  • Barry B.

    Great idea

    June 29, 2014

  • Jane W.

    Great place to meet and take photos - Thanks to Kelly and Tracy for organizing.

    June 29, 2014

  • Toni B.

    Steveston is a lovely community with many photographic points of interest.

    June 29, 2014

  • tracy

    The rain held off ,so it was a great day not to crowded

    June 29, 2014

  • Jean

    We got there at 9:40am, but Eric and I made it! Steveston is a lovely, quaint little place. We enjoyed walking around, taking photos. Thanks!

    June 29, 2014

  • Filomena R.

    I'm sorry Kelly, for some reason I couldn't change my RSVP. I am not coming. I had only 3 hours sleep. If you reschedule the market portion I would love to come. Sorry for late notice.

    June 29, 2014

  • Dave H.

    I worked a night shift last night so I won't be heading out to Steveston till after lunch. Hope the weather holds out.

    June 29, 2014

  • Alan M.

    sorry - I can't make it today

    June 29, 2014

  • Robert S.

    I wont be the re on time, have to drop my daughter to YVR. See you along the way.

    June 29, 2014

  • DebR

    Bunch of kid stuff came up & I can no longer go. Sorry to miss this - hope you guys get great weather.

    June 28, 2014

  • Melissa

    Is there for sure a market tomorrow? Their website says next one in July 6..

    June 28, 2014

    • sandra

      I think there is some sort of festival there tomorrow. I think they may have cancelled the market because of the crowds and extra room they need for the festival

      June 28, 2014

    • Alexander T.

      Something's going on down by the docks.

      June 28, 2014

  • sandra

    I will also be watching World Cup. I have recently been informed that the Netherlands is playing Mexico. I have family in the Netherlands and my son will be joining us for the game.
    Sorry for the short notice. See you next time.

    June 28, 2014

  • Jack V.

    Sorry, I forgot that Mexico is playing tomorrow at 9:00 am, so I won't be abler to make it.

    See you next time.

    June 28, 2014

  • Jane W.

    Hello - I just checked on:
    According to this site, the Market is from July 6 thru August 17. BTW, Steveston has a parade scheduled for Canada Day in conjunction with their Salmon Festival.

    June 28, 2014

    • kelly

      Thanks Jane...the page was updated since I bookmarked it back in stated back then that the market would be taking place on June 29...oh well....better yet...tall ships!

      1 · June 28, 2014

  • Jane W.

    Hello - I will be there, but will be late. See you there!!

    June 26, 2014

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