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Steveston Excursion – Part 2 – Steveston and Garry Point

All photos taken on October 23, 2022.

At long last, we arrived in Steveston.

Steveston, founded in the 1880s, is a neighbourhood of Richmond in Metro Vancouver. On the southwest tip of Lulu Island, the village is a historic port and salmon canning centre at the mouth of the South Arm of the Fraser River. The early 1900s style architecture attracts both the film and tourism industries.

The village is named for Manoah Steves, who arrived with his family around 1877–1878 from Moncton, New Brunswick, via Chatham, Ontario.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Steveston was a filming location for the 2011-2018 television series, Once Upon a Time. Some scenes of the Netflix series, Virgin River are also shot here.

A stop at Damien’s Belgian Waffle House for some hot chocolate was in order.

Then it was down to the wharf for a bite of lunch. We should have had fish and chips, but we had eaten too many French fries lately. We had brought a focaccia sandwich from Breka Bakery Café along with us. We sat facing the wharf washing the world go by.

Replenished, we set off again, heading out to ride around Garry Point. Some new brightly coloured murals had been painted since our last visit. Like most other places on the Lower Mainland, the paths were dusty from the long running drought.

We took our time, pausing for the views….

…before saddling up to return along the West Dyke Trail.


18 responses to “Steveston Excursion – Part 2 – Steveston and Garry Point”

  1. This sounds like a nice relaxing day, Allan. I could go for one of those hot chocolates while sitting and watching the goings on at the wharf for hours. The boats, the smells, the busyness of a wharf is somehow enchanting to me. Happy Saturday!

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    1. You and me, both! Though I’d probably ask for some extra chocolate “leaves” on top 😁

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      1. I hear you on the extra chocolate. The leaves were a nice bonus. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  2. It was a good place to be on a Sunday afternoon, when the fleet was in. A few tourists were about, but not mobs of them and none who had ridden as far as us. Next time, I would forget the left over sandwich and go for the fresh fish & chips. Thanks for reading Kellye. Allan


  3. That hot chocolate makes me hungry! Btw, how do you pronounce focaccia? I had a friend who pronounced it, and not a word of a lie, fock-a-ch-eye-ah

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    1. The hot chocolate was great and the waffles also looked good. Foh-ka-chia seems to be the most common. Have a great day. Allan

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      1. Yeah, that is common. Still, I will never forget how my friend pronounced it

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      2. It’s like a dirty mind test on how to pronounce foccacia

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  4. Its the same in NZ with the pronounciation of Wh as F. The place name Whakarewarewa sounds like a swear word, even worse on the short form Whaka. 😊


  5. It looks like you had a great day and earned lots of calories. I agree about the chips. I rarely eat them any more; it’s more likely to be just one. Tasty, but there are many other things I like better. 🙂

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    1. I think a slightly hazy day was better for being outdoors that long. You do not expend as much energy on an E-bike, but we were ready for a break. We love chips, but they need to be good ones, if we are to eat them. Thanks for reading Lynette. Have a great Sunday. Allan

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  6. Lovely captures along your bike ride. That hot chocolate looks yummy. I bet it hit the spot.

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    1. Steveston still has the feel of a fishing village, even though filming and tourism seems to have increased. The hot chcolate was better than expected and the place made a good place to take a breath. Thanks for reading Linda. Have a great Sunday. Allan

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  7. A great cycle trip Allan and the mugs of hot chocolate look nice too.

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  8. Thanks Marion. It was a nice accomplishment and the hot chco was the reward. I will remember this little café for next tiume. Thanks for reading. Enjoy your Sunday. Allan


  9. That looked like a lovely trip! Personally, I would love to eat lunch while looking out onto a wharf….not sure I’d be able to leave, so I may well have been there for dinner too!

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    1. I am with you. It is the kind of place where you can lose track of time. There are enough eateries in the area to keep you well fed for days. Thanks for reading. Happy Sunday. Allan

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