For years, I’ve heard about a quiet little getaway close to Vancouver—a place with historical buildings, ships and other interesting things to see. Located just south of Richmond (a suburb of Vancouver), Steveston feels like an entirely different place.
On a rainy Vancouver day in May, my mom, brother, Greg and I spent a few hours in Steveston—both at the Brittania Heritage Shipyard and Steveston Village.
There’s enough to look at in the Shipyards to spend an hour or so wandering around inside the historical houses and outdoor spaces. In the summer, they have performances aimed at a young audience.
Even on a rainy day, we enjoyed peaking in to the houses and checking out some of the historical spots—like this house:
This place is fun to check out on a rainy or sunny day. I would recommend this place for a fun, free activity for anyone who is interested in history or looking to do something relaxing outside the city.
Just follow the directions from Steveston Highway to reach the Brittania Heritage Shipyard. Steveston Village is a nice place to walk around and have some lunch. We went to a bakery that had a huge wood-burning fire, used for making really delicious bread, and also a nice coffee shop with snacks and really good coffee.
It does look like a nice deviation from the norm. Your pics are great!
Thanks Rosey—best ones I could get on such a gloomy day! 🙂 It's nice that Steveston is so close to the city—makes for a great (quick) getaway.
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I have been there twice and I love that such a beautiful place is such a short drive from Vancouver.