Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Scenes from Steveston on Saturday

Steveston's my home town: a historic fishing village at the mouth of the Fraser River and home to Canada's largest fishing fleet. It's only a 40 minute drive from downtown Vancouver, but it feels like it's a world away.





Britannia Heritage Shipyard

Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Steveston



Steveston Fishing Boats


6 comments:

Patrick English said...

Great photos Robyn!

Sebast1an said...

Stunning! Can't believe in all my years in Vancouver I've never remember going near Steveston. Better get my butt there before the horde of tourists will in a few weeks.

Robyn said...

Thanks Patrick and Sebastian!

And yeah, Steveston's definitely worth visiting (even if I'm so very biased, haha!)

Robyn said...

And for what it's worth, the places photographed were taken at Britannia Heritage Shipyard & the government wharf next to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site.

Steve said...

Robyn! Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Memory boardwalk? Your pics of Britannia Shipyard took me back to my days working in the park in the mid-90's. Great post! Waterfront heritage sites like Britannia and the Gulf of Georgia cannery preserve an important part of British Columbia's history.

Robyn said...

Hey Steve,

Thanks! :) Glad I could bring out the nostalgia! And I agree... places like these do preserve a very important part of BC's history. We're so lucky to have it so accessible.