Spring Break Adventures 2013: Steveston

We are now back at school and work and our Spring Break Adventures for this year have come to an end. In addition to playing at Kits Beach and an Easter egg hunt in Queen’s Park in New Westminster (where we were too busy hiding and seeking to take photos), we took a trip to Steveston.

Steveston, set on the banks of the South Arm of the Fraser River, is an historic fishing village that is now part of the city of Richmond. Built in the 1890s, Steveston was home to many salmon canneries, including the Gulf of Georgia Cannery which is now a national historic site.

We started our Steveston adventure by playing outside the Cannery for a while before heading for lunch at Pajo’s in Garry Point Park. It was so nice to be able to sit outside in the sunshine!

After lunch we played on the beach (having found some pieces of driftwood that doubled nicely as wizards’ staffs), had a look at the Fisherman’s Memorial, explored the Kuno Japanese Garden, then went a short way along the West Dyke Trail looking for turtles.

From Garry Point Park we walked through the historic part of the village past Fisherman’s Wharf to Steveston Community Park where we played until it was time to head back home.

Enjoy some pictures from our Steveston adventure!

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4 Responses to Spring Break Adventures 2013: Steveston

  1. Great pictures Leslie, lots of history in Steveston. There’s an interesting documentary that you might be interested in called “Obachan’s Garden”. It follows the story of Asayo Murakami who left Hiroshima and settled in Steveston in 1923. She apparently had a beautiful garden and was 103 at the time of the filming. There’s another underlying story that gets resolved during the doc.

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  2. Thank you! Some of these photos were taken with my phone because my camera battery ran out early on in the trip so they’re maybe not as sharp but they’re not bad.

    They have Obachan’s Garden at the library; I’ve placed a hold on it. It sounds interesting — thanks for the recommendation.

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  3. Well, Kenneth, I finally got and watched the documentary and you have a lot to answer for! I cried my eyes out through most of it! I’m kidding of course. But what a moving story. Here I was thinking it would be a nice story about a garden, but there’s so much heartache. Redemption, too, but what a difficult life she led in many ways. Thank you so much for bringing her story to my attention.

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  4. I meant I was kidding that you have a lot to answer for. It’s very true that the story made me cry.

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