Photo courtesy of Tourism Richmond.
So you’re ready for a night with just you and your partner. You’ve got a babysitter lined up and prepped with the vital information. You’ve got the perfect outfit, had a shower, done your hair and put on makeup. It’s date night! So where to? How about Steveston Village?
Steveston Village is at the mouth of the south arm of the Fraser River in Richmond, and it’s a perfect location for a date, especially now that summer’s coming. It’s a quaint, historic fishing village with lots of charming spots for shopping, dinning and enjoying.
To shop or not to shop
Start your date early with some shopping. There are dozens of boutique-style shops throughout the village for you to enjoy. Want to bring something home for the kids? Splash Toy Shop (140-3580 Moncton St.) is a favourite for toys and gifts. Or pop into Button and Soles for much-needed sandals for your toddler. Turning your house into a shabby chic castle? Visit Pieces (#100 – 3580 Moncton St.) for stylish home décor and furniture.
And if you feel like treating yourself, try Tao Day Spa for a well-deserved massage or pedicure.
Dinner for two with a view
Shopping always works up an appetite and you won’t be short of options in Steveston Village for a lovely dinner for two. Pajo’s has been the popular fish and chips spot for years as a more casual, but oh-so-delicious munch –always worth the line-up.
For a quieter dinner and a waterfront view, visit Sockeye City Grill. Enjoy just being the two of you and the chance to to talk about anything other than the kids!
A walk to remember
The boardwalk and dykes stretch for miles along the water, perfect for a romantic walk together. Head east and climb the lookout tower for a stunning view, and hold hands as you stroll the pier, bridges and walkways. Walk west passed the cannery to Garry Point and relax in the park or along the beach.
Cheese please, without the whine
After you’ve walked off your dinner, you’ll be ready for an appetizer and a drink. Gudrun offers a variety of fresh, locally-produced meats, cheeses, salads and breads and it’s amazing. The owner personally travels around the province seeking delicious cheeses and homegrown BC wines. Who knew there were so many different cheeses?
Ask for the best wine to pair with your cheese, and you’ll be in wine and cheese heaven.
Kristy Hill, of TwellMedia, is a freelance graphic designer and communications specialist working out of her home office in Surrey with a happy, enthusiastic little boy by her side.