Steveston and South Dyke
This 6 km route takes approximately 20 minutes to ride and one hour to walk with the starting point at Garry Point Park at Chatham Street and 7th Avenue. This area offers a rich variety of things to see and do. If time is limited, enjoy a scenic drive through the area or with a bit more time explore the historic and still active fishing village of Steveston.
East of the bustling Village is the South Dyke agricultural area with its quiet rural landscapes and seasonal fields of strawberries, cabbage and pumpkins to the north and beautiful views of the Fraser River, Ladner and Mount Baker to the south. If time permits, stop and walk along the natural and historic Finn and Horseshoe Sloughs.
Printable route map - Scenic Route No. 1
Points of Interest
Garry Point Park
This 39 acre waterfront park is at the mouth of the Fraser River and close to Steveston Village with spectacular views and beaches. Points of interest in the park are the Japanese Garden, Fisherman's Memorial sculpture and Scotch Pond Historic Moorage site. Parking, picnic tables, washrooms and a food concession stand are available.
Gulf of Georgia
This national historic site and cannery commemorates the West Coast fishing industry with the use of themed exhibits. Guided and self-guided tours, programs and gift shop are open from April to October. See the the Gulf of Georgia Cannery website for more information.
This popular destination features shops, markets, galleries, restaurants, a public fish sales float, commercial boat tours, the Steveston Museum, Steveston Park and Steveston Community Centre.
The 30-acre community park includes a large children's playground, picnic tables, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, Japanese Cultural Centre and Martial Arts Centre, recreation centre and library .
This 6.5 acres of waterfront park and trails is situated on the historic cannery site BC Packers Ltd. Recently finished during the redevelopment of the BC Packers lands, this scenic promenade features BC Packers artifacts, interpretation signage, timber boardwalks, viewing tower, piers, public art features and access to cafes, shops and more.
Britannia Heritage Shipyard
This 8+ acres of a historic waterfront park includes turn-of-the-century cannery residences, boat works, shipyard, boardwalk, marsh view and Murikami Visitor Centre. Self-guided tours, brochures, seasonal exhibits, gift shop, washrooms and parking available. See Britannia Heritage Shipyard page for more information.
London's Landing / No. 2 Road Fishing Pier
This historic area starts at the South Dyke Trail with views of Steveston Island (aka Shady Island) and the historic Cannery Channel. A fishing float, picnic tables, washrooms, interpretation signage and parking are available.
This small sandy beach is on the banks of the Fraser River.
London Heritage Farm
This 4 acre restored circa 1906 farmhouse includes a barn, gardens and displays situated across the road from sandy beaches and marshes. Saturday and Sunday afternoon tea is served. Washrooms, picnic tables and parking are available.
No. 3 Road Sports Fishing Pier
This fishing pier includes panoramic views of the Fraser River, Ladner, Mount Baker and river traffic. Parking and washrooms are available.
Dogs Off-Leash Park
This park is for responsible dog owners to exercise their dogs off-leash and includes a "Dog Party, a whimsical public art installation by Michael Swayne, parking and washrooms. See Dogs Off-Leash Areas for more information.
This historic slough settlement includes old buildings and homes on piles in a marsh habitat setting.
This interior trail along a tree-lined slough connects to the Shell Road Trail. See Horseshoe Slough Recreational Trail for more information.