“Down by the river…”

A memorial for Steveston firshermen sits along the banks of the Fraser River next to Britania Ship Yards.

A memorial for Steveston fishermen sits along the banks of the Fraser River next to Britannia Ship Yards.

I tend to spend a couple days in Steveston. I’ve been re-exploring the neighbourhood where I once lived. It seems like nothing has changed in the quiet corner of Lulu Island but this is far from the truth.

Steveston has transformed from a fishing village to a trendy nook along the Fraser. The main streets are now lined with cafes and boutiques to accommodate an increase of residents seeking a neo- bourgeois lifestyle.

Richmond has tried to immortalize Steveston’s fishing village image through statues and museums to help visualize a fading history.

One of the bunking quarters at Steveston's Britania Heritage Ship Yard. These houses were made to demonstrate how Stevestonites once lived at the turn of the 20th century and how fishing/canning was their way of life.

One of the bunking quarters at Steveston's Britannia Heritage Ship Yard. These houses were made to demonstrate how Stevestonites once lived at the turn of the 20th century and how fishing/canning was their way of life.

A fisherman's table in the Britania Heritage Museum in Steveston. The museum shows what home decor was like during the early 20th century in Steveston.

A fisherman's table in the Britannia Heritage Museum in Steveston. The museum shows what home decor was like during the early 20th century in Steveston.

An abandoned John Deere vehicle sits idle in a field of wheat during a cold summer's day in Richmond.

An abandoned John Deere vehicle sits idle in a field of wheat during a cold summer's day in Richmond.

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