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This photo was taken at Steveston Harbour, in Richmond, B.C., Canada.Steveston
Steveston has often been the site of filming for both films and television shows . It was used in the 2010 film adaptation of The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud as a stand-in for Marblehead, Massachusetts, and the television movie A Cooler Climate as the fictional Steveston, Maine. It has been used as a location for The X-Files series, in the episodes "Gender Bender as Steveston, Massachusetts, and later in "Miracle Man." It was also featured in Stargate SG-1 episode "Nightwalkers" as Steveston, Oregon. Most of the outdoor scenes in the television series Once Upon A Time are also shot in Steveston.
Downtown Steveston, BC
Down on the southwestern shore of Richmond sits the historic Steveston Village, a once-boisterous frontier seaport and principal port on the Fraser River, founded in 1880 by William Herbert Steves.
At the turn of the twentieth century, Steveston was the busiest fishing port in the world, with fifteen salmon canneries, six hotels, numerous saloons and gambling dens, and up to fourteen windjammers simultaneously loading canned salmon for world markets. On a Saturday night, 10,000 people thronged the boardwalks, including Native Indians, Japanese, Chinese, European immigrants, and sailors from the seven seas.
Now over 100 years old, Steveston has evolved into a picturesque working fishing village, home to Canada's largest commercial fishing fleet, home base to more than 600 seiners, gillnetters, trawlers and other vessels that line the docks two, sometimes three, abreast.
The village, with its ambient fishing village atmosphere, comes to life each summer, with plenty for visitors to see and do. Heritage sites and parks, fresh seafood, great local restaurants and colourful gift shops and markets all await the lucky visitor.
Location: Steveston is located on the Strait of Georgia, immediately east of Richmond on the Lower Mainland of BC, 15 miles (24 km) south of Vancouver.
April 17th, 2011
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