3811 Moncton Street,
Phone 604 271 6868
Visit this historical building located on Moncton Street, right in the heart of Stevston. The museum is located in what used to be the 1905 bank and still is home to the original bank manager’s office. The building is accessible to persons in chairs but does not have a power entry door. The second level of the building is inaccessible for persons in chairs; however, there are still plenty of historical artefacts to be found on the main floor. Handicap parking is located just around the corner along 1st Avenue, within close proximity to the museum.
Wood flooring inside the museum allows for easy rolling in chairs and doorways are wide enough to pass through. The museum is a modestly sized building and doubles as an active post office. It also seems to be the place where tourists go to ask directions. Being inside Steveston Museum is like taking a step back in time. It does not have public washroom facilities, but they can be found minutes way outside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.
Steveston Museum is a fascinating place to visit to learn about Richmond’s culture and history. It offers programs and presentations for students. To learn more phone 604-271-6868 or visit www.richmond.ca and look for Steveston Museum under the Culture & Heritage link.
Update July 2008 by Richmond Centre of Disability