Where Local Families Play Outside: 5 Scenic Spots In Steveston

Steveston Marina | Photo: TOTORORO.RO (Flickr)

Steveston Marina | Photo: TOTORORO.RO (Flickr)

While the quaint seaside village of Steveston has reached peak popularity thanks to fans of ABC’s Once Upon A Time – who visit the spot looking to scope out the real-life version of the town where the show’s story takes place, the village is loved by locals for the real-life magic that the whimsical town has to offer. While the heritage fishing village of Steveston  features the perfect combination of modern, eclectic shops, diverse dining options, and historic sites, it is also an ideal destination for picnic lunches and frolicking in the sun while soaking up the surrounding scenery.

Here are just 5 of the many places where local families love to play outside in Richmond BC’s Steveston area.

Garry Point Park | Photo: Ann Hung (Flickr)

Garry Point Park | Photo: Ann Hung (Flickr)

Garry Point Park

Garry Point Park features 75 acres of flat waterfront parkland, offering both grassy and rocky beach surfaces – perfect for picnicking, kite flying, fort building or sun bathing. Locals love sprawling out on blankets, lunching on fish and chips and ice cream cones, and exploring the park’s shoreline while watching the colourful fishing boats float by.

Terra Nova Playground | Photo: Habitat Systems

Playground At Terra Nova Park  | Photo: Habitat Systems

Terra Nova Park

Steveston is home to one of Metro Vancouver’s most unique and incredible playgrounds – nestled in the heart of Terra Nova Park. The million-dollar playground features a spiral slide, West-Coast inspired treehouse, log climbing structure, zip line, and meadow maze, fit for a full day of play for kids of all ages.

Steveston Park | Photo: Clayton Perry (Flickr)

Steveston Park | Photo: Clayton Perry (Flickr)

Steveston Park

Steveston Park is the hub of community activity, located in the heart of Steveston Village. The park features an expansive playground, a spray park, picnic tables, and a carefully-manicured grassy area. It is also sandwiched by an outdoor pool, and a historic interurban tram which commemorates Steveston’s origin. This park is the perfect play date spot for locals looking to mingle with friends while watching their kids climb, swing and spray.

Steveston Boardwalk | Photo: Frank Dawson (Flickr)

Steveston Boardwalk | Photo: Frank Dawson (Flickr)

Boardwalk To Britannia Shipyards

While many out-of-towners tend to stay near Fisherman’s Wharf, locals love to stroll along the wooden boardwalk that stretches from the bustling village to the historic Britannia Shipyards. This fun frolic is a great way to stretch your legs while familiarizing yourself with some of the historic landmarks of Steveston Village that date back to the mid-1800’s.

Dyke Trail | Photo: Christopher Porter (Flickr)

Dyke Trail | Photo: Christopher Porter (Flickr)

Dyke Trail

This is Steveston’s most popular spot for locals who love to jog, cycle, dog walk, or stroll along the gravel pathway that stretches alongside the Sturgeon Banks of the Fraser River. The sweeping views of the distant North Shore mountains, and the lush green marsh lands that surround the over 26kms of trail are the perfect distraction from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life.

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  2. senor ghost

    terra nova is not in steveston…you…said you were a local family?