I know I'm a little behind the times, but this is my first summer exploring Steveston in Richmond, BC. What a quaint little village by the water! This historic fishing village pretty much offers it all, from a fun family outing to a date night, there's something for everyone!
This summer is all about family time for us. Our kids are getting older, so we're starting to be able to have more active family adventures together. We're out of the baby stage and in toddler/preschooler mode. Bike rides are on our summer bucket list, so we geared up with a bike rack for our car and tuned up our bikes. Even our three year old can keep up on his Strider bike now! Tourism Richmond has a great website loaded with good ideas and info on the area.
Garry Point is a large waterfront park with bike and walking trails that hug the seaside with spectacular views. The trails are mostly flat, wide gravel paths that even little legs can traverse. If you don't have your own bikes (I personally think they are worth the initial investment), you can rent them from Village Bikes. We went in the afternoon and refueled with Pajo's for dinner. Yum! Definitely some of the best fish-n-chips in the lower mainland. We have tried many since it's one of our favorite summertime meals. :) And, of course, not to be missed...ice cream! There are several vendors that you can't really go wrong with near the boardwalk. Perfect to pick up your favorite flavour in a homemade waffle cone and stroll the fishing docks (or Hawaiian Shave Ice like my girls prefer).
We recently had a date night in Steveston with friends. As nice as it is for families, it's equally lovely for a relaxing night with only adults. ;) There are many unique restaurants to try varying in specialties like seafood and pizza. They are scattered in the village so depending on your priority, whether it be waterfront location or food quality (or both), you will leave with a full, happy belly. We tried Steveston Seafood House. The atmosphere is minimalistic, but the food delish and the service staff entertaining.
Afterwards we window shopped the many local boutiques along Moncton Street. Again, there's something for everyone - from toy stores, to fashion and antiques - it's really all there! We rounded it all out, of course, with an ice cream cone and stroll on the fishing docks. It poured rain on our way in but the skies cleared and we caught a beautiful sunset.
Next on our list of places to try is Catch. Overlooking the fishing docks with unbeatable sunset views, this place looks like the perfect summer night out. The menu looks simple and enticing and the wine list is loaded with some BC favorites. Sounds great to me!
We are reminded again how blessed we are to live in such a beautiful place. There are so many local adventures to tackle. We are headed out on our new adventure soon, so stay tuned, and happy adventuring!