Located on the Southwest corner of Richmond in the neighbourhood of Steveston, where the Mighty Fraser River meets the Strait of Georgia, Garry Point Park is a popular destination year round. With few trees and water on two sides, the park has an expansive open space that is a coveted kite flying area due to the regular windy conditions. There’s a beach area for the kids to play in the sand while adults relax and take in the views of the Gulf Islands, Fraser River, Pacific Ocean and the commercial fishing boats returning to Steveston Harbour.
Enjoy world famous Pajo’s Fish and Chips, available onsite at the concession; there are picnic tables and benches close by. Garry Point Park is also home to the Fisherman’s Memorial dedicated to Steveston’s fishermen who lost their lives while working for one of the many canneries that used to dominate the Steveston waterfront.
Garry Point Park was created in 1983 and has become one of Richmond’s prime outdoor leisure spots. Year round it’s accessible; there’s lots of parking and room to play, walk, run, bike or just sit and unwind, enjoying the scenery.
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