I love to watch sunsets and one of my favourite vantage points in the Metro Vancouver area is from Garry Point Park in the village of Steveston. Because of it’s location on a point, the views are vast — from Mount Baker in the United States to the south, to the Gulf Islands to the west, and the North Shore Mountains to the north. Other attractions include a picnic ground, flowers, historic buildings, a memorial, and trails along the water and marsh. Oh yes, did I mention the fabulous sunsets?
This post is compiled from my many visits to the park which is located in the city of Richmond, just south of Vancouver, Canada. For more information about the park, including directions, please visit: Garry Point Park on the City of Richmond’s official website.
From a beautiful winter’s evening, the old moorage building with a full reflection in the neighbouring pond.
Always an interesting sight is watching the giant freighters pass by. They look so close…
The Fisherman’s Memorial Needle remembers those lost at sea.
One of the main features of the park in the springtime are the large lupin fields. The North Shore Mountains are in the background.
Back to my winter visit: I have never seen a demonstration on the art of making bubbles. In this case, the bubbles were giant and floated on the pond in full reflection. I thought it was quite beautiful.
A little later, getting ready for the sunset. Watch your eyes.
An amazing sunset during one of my summer visits. Great memories!
This winter sunset wasn’t blazing but still provided some interesting colors.
This is what is known as Scotch Pond, historically important to the fishing industry. Canning facilities once dominated the marsh that you see in the background. The North Shore Mountains are on the left.
Back to the summer visit, I focused on this Heron perched on a pillar.
I thought she looked beautiful in silhouette. Let’s take a closer look…
Out of focus, but I like this pose.
We watched the Heron for quite a while until she flew away in silhouette…
One last look at the pond in the winter.
One last look at the beautiful sunset from summer.
If you’re in the Vancouver area, you should try to visit the village of Steveston. Don’t forget to stop by the fisherman’s wharf and if you’re there on Canada Day, there is always a popular parade. Of course, take some time and visit Gary Point Park, and hopefully, you’ll get to witness one of the amazing sunsets. I hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for your time.
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