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Experience an active West Coast fishing community complete with the requisite pubs, museums, and a fish market! Steveston sits at the mouth of the Fraser River and was once the largest fishing port and cannery centre on the West Coast. Today, the canneries are no longer in operation, but it is still home to the largest salmon run in North America and to the largest fleet of commercial fishing vessels on the BC coast.

The heritage of fishing and the Japanese-Canadians who helped build the industry in Steveston are evident everywhere – the nearby Martial Arts Centre was the first “dojo” house ever built outside Japan. Any day of the week you’ll find Vancouverites down at the docks buying prawns, crab, halibut, cod, and salmon fresh from the boats.

Take a fantastic stroll on land around the Steveston dikes, or browse Bayview, Moncton and Chatham Streets in the historic fishing village. For a real treat, get take-out at one of the many fish and chip restaurants.

Getting There 

By Public Transit: Take the SkyTrain’s Canada Line from downtown south to Richmond-Brighouse station. Then transfer to the #407 bus (bay 4) south to Steveston.


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