Historic Fishing Village of Steveston
In southwest Richmond, journey back in time in picturesque Steveston Village. Fresh seafood, quaint gift shops, historic sites, and whale-watching tours are among the highlights. Steveston is also home to ABC's Hit TV Show, Once Upon a Time!
Since it premiered in October 2011, the new ABC show Once Upon a Time has enchanted viewers with its unique exploration of the fairy tale realm. Richmond locals are delighted to welcome the cast and crew to the historic fishing village of Steveston, which doubles as the show's fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine. Steveston residents have grown accustomed to bumping into stars Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White) and Robert Carlyle (Rumpelstiltskin) around the neighbourhood and it looks like the actors are going to grow quite familiar with the community - the show was recently picked up for a third season.
Steveston is home to Canada's largest active fishing fleet with 600 boats . You can devour salmon and scallops at Steveston's wharfside restaurants - or buy fresh fish right off the docks. Chat with "Fisherman Frank" Keitsch, who'll show his wooden fishing boat, tell you all about sustainable harvesting practices, and ship his spotted prawns wherever you desire.
Visit National Historic Sites like the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and Britannia Shipyards, which once made Steveston the "salmon capital of the world."
Want more action? Tour Pacific waters aboard a Zodiac boat to view Orcas, whales and sea lions. Bike the waterfront, or fly kites at Garry Point Park. Or shop at local boutiques for toys and fashions. For more information on Steveston, click here.