Hello! We finally had a break in the rain and so we took ourselves off to my favourite fishing village – Steveston. They film Once Upon A Time here and you can watch them do that if that’s what you like to do.
Steveston is mainly a tourist attraction, but it’s also a great place to buy cheap fish and shellfish right off the boats, freshly caught the night before. They also have some great restaurants, and you can relax at Garry Point or take a walk along the Dyke.
We go there for all of the above.
Steveston was originally a Salmon cannery and, although the cannery is no longer operational, you can still visit it and take a look around. If you’re interested in the history of Steveston, you can read about it here.
We bought some enormous prawns for our supper
You can have lunch (or dinner) at one of the many restaurants along the boardwalk. They are mainly seafood restaurants along here
or there are more dotted around the village. There’s something for everyone – Italian, Mexican … and so on.
And then you can sit on one of the benches and watch the ducks swim by
It’s a quaint little village full of second-hand furniture stores, antique shops, a craft shop where I buy my fabric paint, coffee shops, ice-cream (mmmm gelato), fishing supply stores and many more. My favourite shop is the garden centre. Not only does it sell wonderful flowers, herbs and more, but it’s also full of all kinds of unique things for your home – things you don’t really find anywhere else.
And so we bought an ice cream and a bag of freshly-baked mini doughnuts and began our walk along the trail towards the Dyke.
Our first stop – Scotch Pond – so pretty with the fishing boats nestled in between the flowers. I’ve been to Garry Point in Steveston so many times and have never come across this little hidden gem.
This building used to house the Scottish-Canadian Cannery workers in the late 1800’s. It’s now managed and maintained as a traditional fishing boat moorage. It looked so peaceful, I could almost imagine myself living on a barge here. Aah, the life of a daydreamer!
The trail took us passed the Japanese Garden created in honour of the Japanese carpenters who built boats here in about 1925.
I spent a few minutes contemplating my life in this peaceful place and felt my troubles starting to melt away.