Guest post by Shannon Sawicki
In addition to Winter in the Village, there are tons of cool shops to explore in Steveston. Support these great businesses on your next visit.
Must-visit stores and eateries in Steveston Village
- Scout & Co. is a one-stop shop for arts and crafts lovers. Discover the handmade work of dozens of West Coast creatives, ranging from felt art and artisan soaps to slogan T-shirts and cute, hand-sewn baby clothes.
- Splash Toy Shop is full of carefully curated toys for kids. That means shelves bulging with, Playmobil, Bruder trucks, and Brio wooden train sets. In addition to a brilliant array of educational toys. Adults are also well served, with plenty of puzzles to choose from.
- Steveston Village Maternity has baby and moms needs covered! They carry stylish clothing and the perfect products for today’s pregnant woman and her baby to be. Specializing in maternity and baby’s first needs. They have lines that start at birth and some that will fit your early teen. The store owners (Beth and Ben) are super helpful and friendly and have helped me pick out more Native shoes then I care to admit.
- A Monkey Tree is one of the most diverse of Steveston’s gift and décor stores. Everything from cute earrings and folk-art paintings to gourmet salts and humorous gift cards. You will also find a great array of housewares and kitchen items.
Food & Drink
- Village Books & Coffee House has new and used books, with themes covering everything from cooking to kids, and a coffee bar to make the browsing even more inviting. We visit regularly to update our bedtime library.
- Britannia Brewery serves delicious beers alongside a diverse and tasty food menu. Located across from Fisherman’s Wharf this nautical themed brewery is bright, and welcoming. PS: Try the truffle and parmesan popcorn; you won’t be disappointed.
- Outpost Mini Donut is a small shop, upon entering the ambiance conveys an unmistakable sense of comfort and coziness. You can buy the mini donuts in a half dozen, baker’s dozen, or a box of 20. My favourites are the maple, Boston cream, and lemon (dollop of tart and sweet lemon curd with more drizzling of lemon icing).
- Sinfully the Best is double the chocolate pleasure. There are two stores to check out here: the main one is at the corner of Chatham Street and No. 1 Road; while the Sinfully Too location is just steps from Fisherman’s Wharf on Bayview Street. You’ll find a tempting selection of treats at both stores, including individual bonbons plus a wide array of molded chocolates.
Voted Metro Vancouver’s best
With its small-town quaint feel, close knit community, and thriving small business association, it is no surprise that Steveston was voted Metro Vancouver’s best neighborhood by CBC online readers.
Like you, I am passionate about exploring, but now is the time for us to stay local and support local businesses with just your immediate household or bubble. Let’s each do our part now, so we can explore BC again, soon. We’re all in this together.
Shannon Sawicki is Steveston-based personal trainer, fitness instructor, lifestyle (and VMTOP30) blogger, mother, and Mowtown loving, chocaholic. She shares tips and insights around balancing fitness, family, and fun! She loves wine, not whining. Check out her blog at www.venusfitness.ca