Getting to the Festival

The 77th anniversary Steveston Salmon Festival is taking place across Steveston Village. There are multiple ways to get here and we encourage all visitors to choose a sustainable method of transport where possible. Here are a few suggestions:


If it’s possible, walk to the festival! There’s lots to explore, so taking a stroll to the festival and throughout the grounds is a great way to get in your daily steps.


The ride into Steveston includes many great bike routes. Take the path along the waterfront to start your day at the Britannia Zone or ride down the Railway corridor. Bring your bike and store it in one of our two bike valets. No bike lock needed as this will be a secured compound and operated just like a coat check. You can also leave your strollers here too. Don’t forget your helmet!

  • 9AM–5PM: Wheel Watch – located on the festival grounds east of the Community Police Station
  • 10AM–5PM: Steveston Bike Valet – located at the Gulf of Georgia National Historic Site parking lot


Operates from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm with departures approximately every 20 minutes.

A convenient, FREE shuttle service available to make it easy for you to attend the festival. The shuttle runs every 20 minutes and has four stops: Richmond City Hall, West Richmond Community Centre, Gulf of Georgia Cannery, and Britannia Shipyards. Please note that two of the shuttles each have two accessible spots. 

Here’s what you need to know about each stop:


  • Park and Ride available with parking on-site.
  • 5-minute walk from Richmond-Brighouse Canada Line Station.
  • The shuttle goes to Gulf of Georgia Cannery (afternoon only) and Britannia Shipyards.
  • First bus departs: 8:30 am; Last bus departs: 5:20 pm


  • Park and Ride available with parking on-site.
  • The shuttle goes to Gulf of Georgia Cannery (afternoon only) and Britannia Shipyards.
  • First bus departs: 8:30 am; Last bus departs: 5:20 pm


  • 5-minute walk to the festival grounds.
  • Shuttle service to West Richmond Community Centre and Richmond City Hall (northbound) and Britannia Shipyards (southbound).
  • First bus departs: 8:30 am; Last bus departs: 5:20 pm

Note: The shuttle does not stop at Gulf of Georgia Cannery before 12:30 pm due to road closures.


  • A 10-minute walk from the morning parade route and the festival grounds.
  • The shuttle goes to Gulf of Georgia Cannery (afternoon only), West Richmond Community Centre, and Richmond City Hall.
  •  First bus departs: 9:00 am; Last bus departs: 6:00 pm

More car-free transportations options to Steveston are the Richmond Discovery Shuttle or if you are using pedal power, securely store your ride for free at the located at Chatham St and 4th Ave.

To explore the Steveston Salmon Festival in its entirety, the Festival Shuttle is the recommended mode of transportation.

Download the Festival Shuttle Map and the Festival Shuttle Schedule.


Translink will be running a modified bus schedule for July 1st. Please visit their website for more details.


If you are planning on driving, please try to carpool! Parking at the festival will be extremely limited and there will be multiple road closures during the big day. See Road Closure Map.

Limited number of accessible parking spaces will be available on site. See the site map for location. After the parade, additional accessible spots can be found throughout the village street parking and lots.

Accessible Seating for the parade:

A limited number of seats will be located west of the front entrance to the Steveston Community Centre at 4111 Moncton Street.