Steveston Village: A Fisherman’s Village In Richmond BC

Steveston Village, BC

At the tail end of high school, my parents moved to Richmond, a suburb to the south of Vancouver. Steveston, a historic fishing village in Richmond, is somewhere I used to visit occasionally. My late father would go to the wharf to buy seafood straight from the fishermen. We also used to eat fish and chips and walk along the marina to see seals. It’s very different from what most locals think of when they think Richmond. It’s on the other end of the city and it’s super quaint.




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When I was in town my friend Marie picked me up from my Pop’s place and I suggested we go to Steveston.

Steveston Village, BC

A fishing village in Richmond, a suburb south of Vancouver

We were hungry for lunch and Marie had never been to Pajo’s which is a fish and chip stand on the wharf. 

Pajos Fish And Chips

 Seriously on the wharf!

Pajos Richmond

We got fish and chips and a fish taco

We ordered the cod if I recall correctly. The fish and chips are great but I was not a fan of their fish taco (I live in San Diego which has some of the best fish tacos). If you’re reading Pajo’s, add some crema, cabbage, and salsa fresca instead…just a California taco snob’s thoughts… :)

Boats In Steveston

After we ate we took a stroll along the wharf and checked out what the fishermen sold. You can’t beat the freshness here!

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Loads of people buying fish off the boats in Steveston

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Arnette dreams of sushi!

After we strolled through more of Steveston and we stopped in Rocanini Roaster for some coffee.

Rocanini Steveston

Marie checking out the goods

Rocanini Roaster

I ordered a cortado!

Then we strolled around the village and went shopping.

Nikaido Richmond BC

There’s a shop called Nikaido which sells super cute stationary, dishware, tea and tea accessories

Nikaido Steveston

I always visit this shop when I’m in Steveston! It’s so cute! Perfect for gifts.

If you’re looking for a different kind of Richmond day, I highly recommend Steveston. A great place to bring the kids (…or not) and just be by the shore. Next time I’m in the area I’m hoping to whale watch or check out the big Buddhist temple!

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Exploring Steveston - A Fishing Village In Richmond BC
Disclaimer: Many thanks to Tourism Richmond for their support. As always, opinions stated are solely my own.

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