Located on the shores of the Fraser River, the site’s collection of heritage buildings share the story of a once-thriving community of canneries, boat yards, and residences.
Built in 1905, this site served as the village’s bank, and is now a community hub as museum, post office, and town park.
Visit the City of Richmond’s largest artefact – Tram Car 1220 – and learn about our community’s transportation history.
Explore the beautiful heritage gardens and farmhouse, and learn about the history of rural farm life in Richmond.
The historic village of Steveston was once a thriving centre of salmon fishing and canning, earning it the nickname “Salmonopolis”. First Nations peoples have harvested the land and waters of this region for thousands of years prior to this settlement. Fisheries and canneries employed immigrants from around the world, including Europe, China, and Japan. Learn about the unique heritage of this intersection of cultures by visiting these Steveston historic sites of interest.
Tram Car 1220 is the largest artefact in the City of Richmond’s collection. It is now on display across from the location of the Steveston Station, which closed in 1958.
London Farm is one of the earliest farm sites in Richmond, and features a farm house built by Charles and Henrietta London in 1898.
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site is a rare surviving example of Steveston’s once thriving mixture of canneries, boatyards, and residences, when fishing and boat building were flourishing industries on the Fraser River.
Built in 1905 as Steveston village’s first bank, this heritage building in the heart of the community serves as a working post office, and as a museum to preserve, promote, and tell the history of Steveston.
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
Built in 1894 and once the largest of its kind, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery is a Parks Canada National Historic Site, featuring exhibits and programs about Canada’s west coast fishing industry.
Garry Point Park & Scotch Pond
Garry Point Park is large waterfront park, located at the southwest tip of Richmond, close to historic Steveston Village. It is home to the historic Scotch Pond, where the Scottish Canadian Cannery and Atagi Boatworks were once located.
Imperial Landing Dock
Located at the south end of English Avenue, Imperial Landing offers public moorage and an excellent vantage point of Steveston’s inner harbour.
Plan your visit with exhibits, events, activities, school and group programs, and more…
Meet Meribeth: Tram Restoration Volunteer
Meet Meribeth, one of the volunteers who helped restore Tram Car 1220 in Steveston. Learn about why the Tram was important to her.
Tram Car 1220 Restoration Project
Join us June 3 & 4 for Doors Open Richmond, and discover what went into the restoration of Tram Car 1220
Tracking down the Trams of BCER
Many of the original BCER tram cars were destroyed by the 1950s but what happened to the eight that survived?