Steveston Fishing Village

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Although Steveston Fishing Village is located just outside of Richmond, BC, it feels more like the charming set of a small town movie. And that’s exactly what it is. Well, a television set, to be precise.

Steveston is home to filming locations from several series including Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, the X-Files, The Secret Circle and more. It also makes an appearance in that popular teenage vampire story we all love to hate.

Now charming Steveston was once the scene of tough working conditions and a bustling salmon canning centre, unofficially known as Salmonopolis. The village was actually named for Manoah Steves, who arrived with his family around 1877, and, well.. had the town named after him. I can relate to this ;]

I spent some time wandering around Steveston on foot and really grew to like this little town.

From a delicious meal at the Blue Canoe (surprisingly, one of my favourites in BC) and an interesting tour of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery to a stroll along the harbour and a visit to a local cafe, Steveston was easily my favourite neighbourhood in Richmond.

Here are some of my favourite photos from my visit;

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A typical grey day on the West Coast, makes a dramatic backdrop.

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Turns out Santa hails from Steveston.

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Edible art from the Blue Canoe

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Garage from the set of Once Upon a Time

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Sans sealions

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Creative cupcakes at Bean and Beyond Cafe

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The Blue Canoe cafe fed my quinoa obsession

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Mmmm brussel sprouts

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Badass Santa

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This trip was made possible by
Destination British Columbia and Tourism Richmond
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All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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3 Responses to “Steveston Fishing Village”

  1. Catherine
    March 8, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

    Great photos! Love the hustle and bustle of ports like this 🙂

  2. AdrienMichaels
    March 12, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    Been there last year, can’t wait to go this year as well, to try some of the tackle recommendations I found, here. By the way, amazing photography.

  3. Steph | A Nerd At Large
    March 23, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    I almost went to Steveston a couple of weeks ago but it was sheeting rain and not weather for walking around quaint villages. Thanks for giving me a taste of what I missed. Fantastic photos. Drooling over those brussels sprouts. When I go again I think I’ll have to check out the Blue Canoe.
    Steph | A Nerd At Large recently posted..A Compendium of Amazing and Inspiring Female Travel Bloggers

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