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Overview

Historic Steveston Village, now a section of the City of Richmond, British Columbia, is a former Canadian salmon canning centre at the mouth of the Fraser River on Lulu Island. Since 1945 it has hosted an annual Steveston Salmon Festival on Canada Day, 1 July.

The Early Days

Manoah Steves arrived with his family in 1878 from Moncton, New Brunswick by way of Chatham, Ontario as the first to settle in the area. The town site, which became Steveston in 1889, had numerous canneries by the 1890s. In 1880, Manoah’s son William Herbert Steves had bought land to develop a town that he hoped would grow into a seaport to rival Vancouver. The British Army Engineers helped him lay out the lots and squares. By 1890, Steveston had a steamboat wharf, an opera house, hotels, retail stores, a newspaper, and a hospital. Each summer throngs of seasonal fishermen and cannery workers joined the growing population of year-round villagers. Fishing supported boatbuilding, and sailing ships from around many parts docked at the harbour to load cargoes of canned salmon.

Steveston 2By 1912, however, with automated fish processing demand for labor decreased, and the town’s population declined quickly. Canning as a part of the local economy finally faded out in the 1990s. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery, built in 1894 and at one time the largest in British Columbia, reopened in 1994 as a National Historic Site of Canada. The present post office, museum, and tourist information centre was once a branch of the Royal Bank of Canada. The Steveston Historical Society has operated the museum since 1979 in the 1905 building that had been first the bank and then a doctor’s office.

Post-war Steveston developed along with Richmond into a residential suburb of Vancouver as farmland converted to housing. Since the 1970s the community, still a fishing port, has developed its heritage character and its waterfront to attract tourism and related service businesses.

Film Productions

Steveston 3Picturesque Steveston is a frequent location for feature films and television programs. It was a stand-in for Marblehead, Massachusetts in the 2010 film adaptation of The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud and the scene of fictional Steveston, Maine in the TV movie A Cooler Climate. It has been a location for the X-Files series as Steveston, Massachusetts and in a Stargate SG-1 episode as Steveston, Oregon. Steveston storefronts and business façades along Moncton Street near the cannery form the cinematic set for the television series Once Upon A Time. The 2014 remake of Godzilla filmed some scenes in Steveston on the same street locations as those for Once Upon a Time.

Information Links:

http://www.steveston.bc.ca/newsletter020605.html
stevestonivillage.com
http://www.richmond.ca/parksrec/centres/stevestoncentre/steveston.htm http://www.richmond.ca/__shared/assets/steveston566.pdf

Tourism

Today Steveston still maintains the character of a quaint, historic fishing village. Over 350 businesses and services accommodate a growing population. Steveston in 2002 was the site of a rendezvous of hundreds of restored tall sailing ships that attracted 400,000 to the dramatic spectacle along the coastline.

The canneries are gone, but Steveston is nevertheless home port to a large fishing fleet of over 600 vessels. Steveston remains a fishing village with tourism expanding quickly as an economic driver. The village retains a pleasantly tranquil atmosphere even with thousands of visitors on the streets on sunny summer days. Two National Historic Sites of Canada, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and Britannia Heritage Shipyard Park, are colorful reminders of its maritime past.

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Steveston in Richmond

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  • 10140 NO. 1 Road in Richmond: Steveston North Home for sale : MLS®# R2228182

    Main Photo: 10140 NO. 1 Road in Richmond: Steveston North Home for sale : MLS®# R2228182
    $19,000,000
    Land Only
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2228182
    Well located townhouse assembly opportunity! 1.92 acres, 5 lot assembly, in the West Side of Richmond, surrounded by neighboring existing townhomes. Only 3 minute drive from renowned Steveston Village and Fisherman's Wharf. Blocks from newly-constructed Minato Village plaza. Discussions with City have received support for 0.75 FAR density, which includes 15% LEMR (Low End Market Rental); support for up to 0.65 FAR density with no rental accommodations. City has confirmed both sides of arterial road can be for townhome use as opposed to one side being single family use. Cavendish Drive doesn't need to be connected; hammer head is needed instead for emergency vehicle access. Call for info package. SELLER'S RIGHTS RESERVED. More details
    Listed by Luxmore Realty
  • 11811 DUNFORD Road in Richmond: Steveston South House for sale : MLS®# R2224006

    Main Photo: 11811 DUNFORD Road in Richmond: Steveston South House for sale : MLS®# R2224006
    $3,680,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2224006
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,112 sq. ft.
    BUILDER AND INVESTOR ALERT! SUBDIVIDED INTO 3 LOTS. BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME HERE. BUY LAND TODAY, SAVE ON TAX. ASK FOR MORE DETAILS. More details
    Listed by YVR International Realty
  • 11071 MERCHANTMAN Place in Richmond: Steveston South House for sale in "STEVESTON SOUTH" : MLS®# R2279358

    Main Photo: 11071 MERCHANTMAN Place in Richmond: Steveston South House for sale in "STEVESTON SOUTH" : MLS®# R2279358
    • Main Level
    • Second Level
    • Third Level
    $3,450,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2279358
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    4,315 sq. ft.
    Custom designed masterpiece with over 1,065 sq. ft. of outdoor space! This ultra modern home in South Steveston is built with superior workmanship. Enjoy lunch from your 140sqft deck with unobstructed view of the North Shore Mountains or spend an evening with friends & family on a 304sqft roof deck. This one of a kind design has a unique & superior floorplan with lots of open spaces and natural lighting. Top floor has a large REC RM w/ wet bar, large MBDRM, quartz counterops, hardwood flooring, high end bathrooms & custom cabinetry. With this great location, you can leave your car at home and enjoy the best of the Steveston lifestyle. Don't miss the chance to own a truly extraordinary home! BRING YOUR OFFERS, MOTIVATED SELLER! Open House August 12, 2-4 pm. More details
    Listed by Bal Realty Services Inc.
  • 10600 TREPASSEY Drive in Richmond: Steveston North House for sale : MLS®# R2277506

    Main Photo: 10600 TREPASSEY Drive in Richmond: Steveston North House for sale : MLS®# R2277506
    $3,288,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2277506
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    3,456 sq. ft.
    Luxury custom built home located in desirable Steveston North area. The one of a kind contemporary style with tasteful interior design makes this home stand out from others. Features over 3,300sqft living space, high end hardwood floor, granite contertops & back splash , elegant Italian tiles, Miele Appliances, Upstairs has 4 bdrms including 2 master bdrms. close to McMath Secondary and rank #1 Diefenbaker Elementary. Radiant hot water heat, A/C, HRV, 2-5-10 new home insurance. Pleasure to show!OPEN HOUSE August 11th 2~4 PM More details
    Listed by Multiple Realty Ltd.
  • 10640 TREPASSEY Drive in Richmond: Steveston North House for sale in "Steveston North" : MLS®# R2290098

    Main Photo: 10640 TREPASSEY Drive in Richmond: Steveston North House for sale in "Steveston North" : MLS®# R2290098
    $2,988,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2290098
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    3,582 sq. ft.
    Welcome to 10640 Trepassey Drive - Richmond's most beautiful home. This classically unique piece of architecture was influenced by European design. This elegant & modern masterpiece has everything to offer. The home offers luxurious features that begin with the exterior grandeur clad in stone & designer palette. An oversized crystal chandelier announces your arrival in style with vaulted ceilings, custom ceiling artwork, & designer foyer. This is flanked by an open plan living/dining room, a designer powder room, & a study retreat. The striking kitchen opens to a stunning family room, abundant cupboard space, oversized Miele appliances, & deluxe wok kitchen. Top of the line systems include: HRV, A/C, radiant heat, central vacuum, smart home speakers & alarm, & HD CCTV system. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Westcoast
  • 10051 SPRINGHILL Crescent in Richmond: Steveston North House for sale : MLS®# R2282974

    Main Photo: 10051 SPRINGHILL Crescent in Richmond: Steveston North House for sale : MLS®# R2282974
    $2,988,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2282974
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    3,735 sq. ft.
    Prestigious corner lot home in the exquisite Steveston North area. A great home for a family with a large living & family room & media room. Quality & elegance is everywhere, great detail, high end kitchen cabinets & appliances, granite countertops & light fixtures. Schools, shopping & parks are a mere stone throw away. Must see for everyone. More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 5111 STEVESTON Highway in Richmond: Steveston North House for sale : MLS®# R2297044

    $2,951,416
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2297044
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,297 sq. ft.
    This home is under land assembly with neighboring properties (5091 Steveston Hwy). Steveston 5171 is rezoned for 9 townhouses, Steveston 5191-5311 is being rezoned for 43 townhouses, and Steveston 5631-5751 is rezoned for 28 townhouses. More details
    Listed by Nu Stream Realty Inc.
  • 10700 HOLLYBANK Drive in Richmond: Steveston North House for sale : MLS®# R2294242

    Main Photo: 10700 HOLLYBANK Drive in Richmond: Steveston North House for sale : MLS®# R2294242
    $2,830,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2294242
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    4,008 sq. ft.
    Chestfield Development presents this tastefully built craftsmanship home in North Steveston. Custom 3FL open concept floor plan with a built-in elevator makes all floors easily accessible. Spacious 4008 sq ft living area with a spot for a Grand Piano, huge gourmet kitchen with Italian appliances, 4 bedrooms & open family room, pool table sized games room with 5-panel accordion-style folding doors that open up to an additional 430 sqft patio space for year-round outdoor living. Enjoy BBQ's & cocktails from the wet bar next to the outdoor gas fire pit while enjoying sunsets and unobstructed views of the green space and the North Shore Mountains. Direct access to McKenney Elementary school. Condition like new, No GST. More details
    Listed by Sotheby's Int'l Realty Canada
  • 3700 SPRINGTHORNE Crescent in Richmond: Steveston North House for sale : MLS®# R2297284

    Main Photo: 3700 SPRINGTHORNE Crescent in Richmond: Steveston North House for sale : MLS®# R2297284
    $2,799,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2297284
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    3,480 sq. ft.
    Custom built luxury home in Steveston North. This stylish contemporary family home offers 5 Bdrms/6 bath, close to 3500 SF of living area. Gourmet and wok kitchens equipped with quartz countertops, Miele appliance, custom-made cabinets, double high-ceilings in living/family room, 3 car garage, A/C, HRV, security system, 2 fireplaces, crystal lighting, porcelain tiles & engineered hardwood.1 bdrm suite (or media room) on main, Upstairs 4 bdrms are all ensuite, MBR ensuite includes a jetted tub & steam shower. New shopping mall (No. 1 and Steveston Hwy) nearby, Walk to Monoah Steves Elementary, 3-min-drive to Hugh Boyd (IB Program) Secondary. This is your sweet home! Come see it yourself. 1st Open: Sat. 8/18/2018 2-4pm More details
    Listed by Team 3000 Realty Ltd. and Rennie & Associates Realty
  • 3571 SABLE Avenue in Richmond: Steveston North House for sale : MLS®# R2288064

    Main Photo: 3571 SABLE Avenue in Richmond: Steveston North House for sale : MLS®# R2288064
    $2,780,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2288064
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    3,358 sq. ft.
    Modern and elegant newly built home located in Steveston Richmond, just minutes away from Steveston Village with access to boutique shops, restaurants, parks, and hiking trails. This luxurious home features over 3,300 sq. ft. of expansive living space including 4 large bedrooms with ensuites, media room with ensuite, extra high ceilings, custom frame-less glass railings, radiant heat, A/C, and an expansive chef’s kitchen with high end Miele and Wolf appliances. Located in Manoah Steves Elementary School and Hugh Boyd Secondary School catchments. More details
    Listed by Regent Park Realty Inc.
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