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
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