Steveston Village

Yesterday morning we took a drive out to Steveston Village in Richmond to visit the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. The cannery was in

operation from 1894 to 1979. It was known as the "Monster Cannery",

packing more than 2.5 million cans of salmon in 1897! In 1979 when they

ceased operations the owners literally locked the doors and walked

away. In 1988 (I think) restoration of the site began and can you

imagine the stink of almost 10 years of rotting herring and salmon?

Yuck! It's all clean now ... no stink at all ... and is a very

enjoyable visit! There are lots of exhibits ... moving parts for little

fingers ... and even a craft corner where kids can make their own



As usual, Steveston Village is always a treat! We wandered the

board walk, visited the boats selling their fish and shrimp on the dock,

and enjoyed fish & chips from Pajos while sitting dockside in the sunshine in easy chairs!


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Taken on April 21, 2010