Steveston and South Dyke
This route is 6 km and takes approximately 20 minutes to ride and 1 hour to walk. The starting point for this route is Garry Point Park, at Chatham Street and 7th Avenue. This area will delight you with its rich variety of things to see and do. If time is limited you can enjoy a scenic drive through the area. For people with more time, Steveston is an historic and still active fishing village that offers hours of exploration. As you head east out of the bustling Village, you will enter the South Dyke agricultural area. Here you will experience quiet rural landscapes with seasonal fields of strawberries, cabbage and pumpkins to the north and beautiful views of the Fraser River, Ladner and Mt. Baker to the south. If you have time, stop and walk along the natural and historic Finn and Horseshoe Sloughes.
Printable route map - Scenic Route No. 1
Points of Interest
Garry Point Park
A 39 acre waterfront park 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
A national historic site and cannery commemorating the West Coast fishing industry with the use of themed exhibits. Guided and self-guided tours, programs and gift shop. Open from April to October. For more information, please see the the Gulf of Georgia Cannery website.
Features shops, markets, galleries, restaurants, Public Fish Sales Float, commercial boat tours and the Steveston Museum.Steveston Park and Community Centre
A popular 30 acre community park with a large children's playground, picnic tables, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, Japanese Cultural Centre and Martial Arts Centre, recreation centre and library .
6.5 acres of waterfront park and trails 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
Over 8 acres of a historic waterfront park with 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. For more information, please see Britannia Heritage Shipyard.
London's Landing / No. 2 Road Fishing Pier
Historic area at the start of the South Dyke Trail with views of Steveston Island (aka Shady Island) and the historic Cannery Channel. Fishing float, picnic tables, washrooms, interpretation signage and parking available.
A small sandy beach on the banks of the Fraser River.
London Heritage Farm
A 4 acre restored circa 1906 farmhouse with a barn, gardens and displays situated across the road from sandy beaches and marshes. Saturday and Sunday afternoon tea served. Washrooms, picnic tables and parking available.
No. 3 Road Sports Fishing Pier
Fishing pier with panoramic views of the Fraser River, Ladner, Mt. Baker and river traffic. Parking and washrooms available.
Dogs Off-Leash Park
A park where responsible dog owners can exercise their dogs off-leash. Whimsical public art installation the "Dog Party" by Michael Swayne, parking and washrooms also available. For more information, please see Dogs Off-Leash Areas.
A historic slough settlement with old buildings and homes on piles in a marsh habitat setting. Please respect the residents' privacy when in this area.
Interior trail along a tree-lined slough connecting to the Shell Road Trail. For more details, please see Horseshoe Slough Recreational Trail.