Steveston Village tours reveal its past and present history

By on July 30, 2014

Richmond, B.C. –Sometimes delightful, sometimes tragic, but always fascinating, learn about Steveston Village’s history on one of the Steveston Museum and Visitor Centre’s summer walking tours. Every Friday and Saturday until September 27, choose from two different, one-hour walking tours that enlighten visitors on the light and dark sides to Steveston they likely never knew existed.

On Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Murder, Mayhem and Morality in Old Steveston will delve into the seedy underbelly of Steveston’s dark past. During the tour, visitors will learn of grisly unsolved murders, hear about ladies of dubious virtue, and uncover the vices of drinking and gambling that once gave Steveston a rough-and-tumble reputation.

Also on Fridays and Saturdays at 12:30 p.m., visitors can take in the Boardwalks, Bar Rooms and Boats tour. This tour gives glimpses of Steveston’s history from its glory days to its darkest hours. Visitors will tread through time, learning about Steveston as it grew from a tiny fishing and farming village into a bustling and vibrant cannery town. Visitors will also explore Steveston’s latest burgeoning industry as a backdrop for movies and television shows such as the recent Godzilla movie and the hit series Once Upon a Time.

Tours cost $5 per person and leave from Town Square, the park surrounding the Steveston Museum and Visitor Centre at 3811 Moncton Street. Each tour runs for approximately one hour. Book your tour by calling the Tourism Richmond Visitor Centre at 604-271-8280 or in person at the Visitor Centre located on the ground floor of the Steveston Museum.