While in Vancouver, we visited my cousin in the small seaside town of Richmond.
Wandering along the boardwalk at the small fishing port in Richmond is pleasant… unless you go when it’s crowded at the weekends.
A little away from the tourist centre is a park by the water, popular for family picnics.
Children love playing on this sculpture.
The water’s edge is littered with logs that have broken away from the large log rafts that are floated down to the harbour from forests up in the mountains.
Fishing boats fill the marina. Fish is sold right off the boats. That’s fresh!
A fish shop set up on the back deck of a boat moored at the boardwalk.
The fishing boats are set up with all of the latest gear.
A large fish cannery once thrived in Richmond… now it’s just a fascinating museum.
There were many signs telling the story of the cannery… I’ll add some of them for those who might be interested to learn more of the cannery story.
In the early 1900s, many families migrated here to work in the canneries.
‘Wire’ figures were used to show the activities in the cannery… an interesting concept.
Signs told the stories, although guided tours are available.
Some signs told the stories of the various kinds of fish that were caught here.
Other signs were questioning, thought provoking.
Whose fish? An age old question, especially here where USA and Canada meet.
The cannery runs an excellent school program.
I visited the classroom and found the program to be very informative and fun.
After a very interesting visit to the canning museum it was time for lunch on the boardwalk. There are, of course lots of souveneir shops, cafes and ice-cream bars.
And with that visit to Richmond, we come to the end of this series of travel posts. We hope you have enjoyed them and invite you to visit our alternate site, www.dymusings.com where David will tell stories of his trip, just completed, from Bangkok to Bali.
Jennie and David
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