Discover signature views, attractions, and cuisine as you experience Richmond’s dyke trails by bike.
The Bike the Dyke route follows the Middle Arm Trail (5.5km, one way), the West Dyke Trail (6km, one way), and part of the South Dyke Trail (2km, one way). There are plenty of places to stop along the way to make biking the dyke a full day experience.
- Enjoy beautiful mountain and river views as you bike along unpaved pathways towards Steveston Village
- There are 15 points of interest on this trail, each equipped with fun facts and photo opportunities
- Check-in at three designated locations to receive a free bike light at the Visitor Centre kiosk
- Budget 1.5 hours to 2 hours to complete the entire trail
- Suitable for all age groups
The Water #10 Vertical is a stainless-steel sculpture capturing the shape of a spilled liquid as it is caught in the air. This artwork was designed by Chinese artist Ren Jun, and was installed as part of the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale 2009-2011 (City of Richmond).
The UBC Boathouse is a floating facility located on the banks of the Fraser River. It is a popular venue for weddings and private events, offering stunning North Shore mountain and river views.
The Middle Arm Waterfront Park is a 1.5km park overlooking the Fraser River. You might recognize it by its signature pirate ship play area.
The Richmond Olympic Oval is an indoor multi-sports venue on the banks of the Fraser River. The Oval offers an inspiring environment for all ages and skill levels to progress towards their own personal podiums.
The No.2 Road Pump Station was created in 2018 by Vancouver artist, Germaine Koh. It is a glass-walled building containing interactive elements demonstrating water treatment functions and services supported by the building (City of Richmond).
The No.1 Road Drainage Pump Station is a representation of Richmond’s city-wide storm drainage system and exists in the same location as the original drainage works.
Terra Nova Rural Park is a popular community green space located in northwest Richmond.
Bordered on two sides by the riverfront West Dyke Trail (along with a small portion of the Middle Arm Trail), and across the street from a protected nature area that’s loved by local birdwatchers, 63-acre Terra Nova Rural Park has a diverse array of attractions.
From a brilliant playground and a flower-packed bee garden to historic buildings and winding trails fringed by dense foliage, it has been luring locals for years
The Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment was constructed as a dynamic playground for children. It features a custom designed 10-meter tall tree house, meadow maze, and a tandem zipline.
This 6km trail runs between Steveston’s Garry Point Park in the south and Terra Nova Rural Park in the north. Popular with walkers, joggers, and cyclists, the trail’s flat terrain fringes the lush green marshlands of Sturgeon Banks, itself lapped by the Strait of Georgia and framed by the looming North Shore mountains and distant Gulf Islands peaks.
Garry Point Park
Occupying 30 hectares (75 acres) of gently rolling grassy areas, Garry Point is fringed by a sandy, log-strewn shoreline. A magnet for visitors, the shimmering waterfront offers panoramic views of the Fraser River’s South Arm and beyond—those are the low-rise silhouettes of the Gulf Islands winking at you across the water.
Steveston Fisherman’s Memorial Needle
Standing stark on the shoreline of the south arm of the Fraser River, the Steveston Fishermen’s Memorial was designed as a striking homage to the tragic deaths of local fishermen. The first element reaching to the heavens is a giant mending needle, traditionally used to repair trawl, gill, and seine nets. The needle stands atop a circular stone compass, a representation of a key tool used by fishermen to find their way through often treacherous waters. (City of Richmond)
Photo: John Lee
All the beauty and serenity of a postcard, right in front of your eyes.
The smell of saltwater fills the air as fishing boats ebb and flow in the harbour. A bald eagle surveys the landscape from just offshore, while on the ground, a bustling main street is alive with the sound of merchants and commerce. You’ve just stepped foot in the historic fishing village of Steveston, and right away, you’ll realize why it’s one of Richmond’s most popular destinations.
Hours of Operation: Daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Steveston’s Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is one of BC’s best industrial museums. Bringing to life the gritty working conditions of those employed in one of the region’s biggest salmon-canning plants—known as the Monster during its heyday—it’s a highly evocative glimpse at how many Richmond locals used to make a living.
It is a year-round, family-friendly attraction that’s hugely popular with locals and visitors, it has a host of intriguing ‘hooks’ to lure visitors through the door.
Built in 1913 by the St Louis Car Company the 1220 was brought to the Lower Mainland with 27 other cars and contributed to the development of Richmond’s city centre. The trams and the people who worked on them became an important part of the community (City of Richmond).
Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf
Your chance to see Richmond’s fishing industry up-close and personal.
Along the pier next to Steveston Landing is Fisherman’s Wharf, where incredible river views give way to the village’s famed commercial fishing fleet—the largest in Canada. The catch of the day is unloaded here for sale, and you can buy shrimp, Dungeness crab, sea urchin, and spot prawns from the very anglers who caught them.
Hours of Operation: Thursday – Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Britannia Shipyard is a rare surviving example of a once thriving mixture of canneries, boatyards and residences. It is an eight-acre National Historic Site with some of the oldest remaining heritage buildings found along the Fraser River (City of Richmond).