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…
Cruise the Historic Cannery Channel
Guided tours of the Fraser River estuary on a beautifully restored west coast wooden work boat.
2023 Canadian Museum Crossword Puzzle Out Now!
The new 2023 edition of the Canadian Museum Crossword puzzle is out now, and this year, Britannia Shipyards NHS has its own clue!