Steveston is known for its coffee shops, history and heritage buildings. What many may not realize is that Steveston is also home to an 1890’s Historical Farm. Travel east from Steveston Village, along Dyke Road, to the impressive London Heritage Farm and discover a farmhouse restored and furnished as it was at the turn of the 20th century.
Step back into time and tour rooms in the Farmhouse decorated with furniture, clothing, pictures and photos from the years 1890-1920. Enjoy Afternoon Tea and baking in the Tea Room or shop in the Gift Shop, laden with homemade jams, soaps, London Lady tea, and other specialty items.
London Farm is located in Steveston South between No 2 and Gilbert Roads at 6711 Dyke Road on a 4 acre heritage site overlooking the Fraser River. The park and buildings are beautifully kept with a memorial rose garden, perennial flowers and herbs, community and allotment gardens, antique farm equipment, restored barn, chickens, and honey bees. There are also public picnic tables and washrooms on the park-like grounds.
Owned by the City of Richmond, London Heritage Farm is lovingly kept and run by the non-profit London Heritage Farm Society, who throughout the year hold special events such as tours, school programs, Family Farm Day, Doors Open Richmond, and Christmas at London Farm. Through the Society, the south lawn and gazebo can be rented for events such as weddings, company parties or reunions. The house parlour and tea room are also be available for booking a special event.
Next time you’re wondering what to do in Richmond, spend some time at Heritage London Farm and enjoy the views, the park setting and historic buildings.