Friday, March 31, 2017

The Beachcombers

Last month I visited family in Vancouver.
 My Grandkids were on March break from school,
 We took a few days to visit
The Sunshine Coast,
and visited Gibsons, 
the home of "The Beachcombers".

A Canadian T.V. series that run from 1972-90.
The longest ever Canadian show.
Viewed in over 60 countries.

The Sunshine Coast is northwest of Vancouver
 accessible only by ferry or float/airplane.

We took a ferry at Horseshoe Bay

Me and Suzanne
went out on the deck to enjoy the view.

After landing,
We drove to Gibsons Landing 
and had lunch at
the famous restaurant where
 a lot of the series 
"The Beachcombers" took place

Inside the Restaurant.

The Menu
Part of the menu.
Some history

 A Market close by

The Marina

I love this houseboat

 Another Houseboat

We had a great time

The ferry dock.

The Canada Geese, on their way back for the summer.

Thanks for visiting my blog xo

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Visiting A Cannery

 one of my favourites seaside villages 
to visit when I'm in Vancouver. 
It is part of Richmond, B.C.
 at the mouth of the Fraser River 
and was once the largest fishing port
 and cannery centre of the the West Coast.

This Cannery is no longer in operation 
but is now a National Historic Site
 operated by Parks Canada.

Built in 1894 and operated until 1979.
I am sharing some photos of our visit.

The green fence is construction at the time.

The board walk with restaurants and shops

My Grandson Louis

Inside the Cannery
Herring Fishermen demonstration 

A few photos of some of the old machinery used for the canning.

Below the filled can go into the oven for cooking.

In the early years of production
a hand missing a finger was a common sight.
in the cannery.
An employee with all his/her fingers
was a new employee...Yikes....

The building is built on water.

Below, outside, fishermen bringing in a herring net.

Steveston is still home to the largest Salmon
run in North America and 
to the largest fleet of commercial fishing vessels
 on the B.C. coast.
Modern canneries are in production along the Fraser River.

.A little tugboat towing a barge.

My favourite salmon
Pacific - Red Salmon.

We had lunch here

 Fish N Chips

Suzanne and Louis

 Suzanne photo taken from the tower

Home to a lot of bald eagles.

A great place to visit if your in Vancouver.
This year all Parks Canada Historical Sites
have free admission to commemorate
 their 150 yr. birthday.

Thanks for your visit xo