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2016 News and Information

Cruise through the waterways of Richmond this fall

09 August 2016

cruiserichmondwaterwaysDon’t miss a rare chance to get up close to and learn about the Fraser River and Richmond’s group of islands and river channels on a unique boat ride on Sunday, September 18. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., this Round Richmond Cruise will be led by three professionals with expertise in maritime history, marine biology and natural history.

The boat departs from Steveston’s Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site (5180 Westwater Drive) to tour through Cannery Channel and out to Sand Heads Lighthouse where seals, sea lions, orcas and eagles congregate and play. The return trip is by way of Westham Island with an exploration of the sloughs and wetlands surrounding the world renowned Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary. In total, this cruise will circumnavigate through 16 of the 17 island that make up Richmond.

Points of interest will include Canoe Pass and its eclectic float homes, canneries, pleasure craft and work boats; Ladner’s Deas Island and Captains Cove Marina; and Rose, Kirkland, Woodward, Duck and Steveston Islands.

The vessel holds up to 40 passengers with room to move around for views from all sides along with the rear deck. There’s no need to worry about inclement weather as the boat includes a covered inside cabin with seats and excellent viewing opportunities for everyone.

Registration for this cruise closes on Thursday, September 1. The cost is $145 (+ GST) per person. Register one of three ways: online at www.richmond.ca/register; by calling the Registration Call Centre at 604-276-4300, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; or in-person at any community facility. Quote barcode 1542418.

For more information, contact Rich Kenny, Parks Programmer, at 604-718-6188 or visit www.richmond.ca/parksprograms.