NATURE AND HISTORICAL TOURS

Embark on this historical voyage and discover the charming village from the water and enjoy the local scenery and wildlife. This tour offers a unique view of Steveston from the water that you simply would not get if you were walking through the village.

ABOUT THE RIVER QUEEN

Welcome aboard the famous “River Queen” for a leisurely 45-minute, narrated historical tour of Steveston and the Cannery Channel.

Converted from a BC Ferries Lifeboat, the River Queen can fit up to 12 passengers and offers a unique view of Steveston from the water that you simply would not get if you were walking through the village.

Learn about the commercial fishing fleet in Steveston as you glide past Shady Island, the old fishing canneries and Britannia Heritage Shipyards.

Embark on this historic voyage and discover local wildlife such as harbor seals, bald eagles, swans, cormorants and more.

Tickets can be purchased on the River Queen or at the Vancouver Whale Watch Kiosk located by the bog Fisherman’s Wharf sign (cash only).

The vessel has a maximum seating of 12 passengers and may be closed due to weather. Some accessibility limitations exist due to the nature of the vessel.

Group rates and flexible departure time are available. We welcome school groups and seniors groups. Please call or email ahead of time to reserve a time slot for your group booking.

Please call 604-274-9565 for more details.

RATES & DEPARTURE TIMES

Note: Nature & Historical Tours operate July & August and departure times are flexible. If you are interested in the River Queen please call our office for more information on dates and times.

Group rates available. We welcome school groups and seniors groups. Boat capacity 12 passengers. Please call to reserve for Group Bookings.

Private charters available. For more information please call 604-274-9565.

River Queen with Heron
Departure Times Trip Length Adults Students & Seniors Children
(12 and under)
Infants Family of 4 Family of 6
Flexible Departures 45 Minutes $15.00 $12.00 $10.00 Free $40.00 $50.00
View of Storybrooke Cannery
STEVESTON

STEVESTON VILLAGE – The Gateway to the Whales

Depart from historic Steveston, a picturesque West Coast fishing village featuring spectacular views and a lively collection of unique shops, galleries and restaurants. Enjoy the famous fish & chips or an ice cream while taking a stroll through Storybrooke Maine, (aka Steveston, BC) once the home of ABC’s hit show Once Upon a Time.

Steveston is the quaint and charming fishing village that has housed our office and boats for the last 23 years. Steveston was famously known for being a hub for fishermen back in the late 1800’s, and even had the largest cannery in British Columbia until 1902. This cannery was called The Gulf of Georgia Cannery and was built in 1894 and still to this day stands in Steveston; although it is no longer operational the cannery has been converted into the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site that opened its doors in 1994.

On top of all the historic sites Steveston has to offer there is also plenty of modern day amenities to enjoy such as restaurants, shopping and more. Since the village is located directly next to the water Steveston is still a primary fishing port to this day. The Fisherman’s Wharf located directly in the heart of Steveston is where you can find this massive fleet of fishing boats and also purchase fresh fish directly from the people who caught it!
Vancouver has frequently been called Hollywood North for decades now due to how many productions are based from here and although Steveston is approximately 30-40 minutes outside Vancouver, dozens of productions find themselves in this little village every year such as the Netflix originals Haunting of Bly Manor, and the upcoming television series Midnight Mass. Most famously, ABC’s television show Once Upon a Time was filmed here for the shows entire 7 year run. All throughout those years Steveston was transformed into the magical realm of Storybrooke.

OUR PROMISE

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