The Steveston Festival of Trees is a Christmas event at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site in Richmond‘s Steveston Village in December.
In 2020, the event ran every day from December 1st to the 24th. Daily hours were scheduled to be 10 am to 5 pm.
CHRISTMAS AND COVID-19
As of early December 2020, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery is open and its Christmas trees are on display. People are encouraged not to travel, however, and to stay close to home. If you don’t live in the Richmond area the Cannery encourages people to admire the trees and vote for their favourites online. See the Cannery website for details.
Christmas at Steveston Cannery
At Christmas time there are festive attractions throughout Metro Vancouver, and in Richmond one of the main holiday events is the Christmas at the Cannery Steveston Festival of Trees event.
For the month of December the Gulf of Georgia Cannery is home to dozens of elaborately decorated Christmas trees. The trees are designed and sponsored by local merchants and people vote for their favourites.
The Steveston Festival of Trees isn’t an attraction all on its own; rather, it’s a nice bonus when visiting the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Historic Site.
The regular cost of admission to the Cannery was the following in 2020 (recognizing that prices are subject to change):
- Adults – $11.90
- Seniors (65+) – $10.20
- Children & Youth (ages 17 and under) – Free
- Cannery Society Members – Free
Festival of Trees Location
The Steveston Festival of Trees takes place indoors at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery which is located at 12138 Fourth Avenue in Steveston Village.
TIP: While in the area, if it’s not raining or you have an umbrella, go for a walk along the waterfront in Steveston Village. The Britannia Heritage Shipyard is just a 15 to 20-minute walk away and the route there on a nice day is beautiful.
Christmas in Steveston Village
On the first Sunday in December each year Steveston Village usually celebrates the start of the Christmas season with a number of events, including some at the Cannery. In 2019 “Christmas in Steveston Village” took place on Sunday, December 1st. 2021 details are to be confirmed.
At the Christmas in Steveston Village event there is a classic car show and the arrival of Santa by boat. On the same day Santa Claus typically hangs out at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery for part of the afternoon.
Click Christmas in Steveston Village for more details about the special one-day event.
For further details about the Steveston Festival of Trees click Christmas at the Cannery.
For a list of other festive activities, check out any of the following: