Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

February 9, 2014 — 10 Comments

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.

moorage Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

Always an interesting sight is watching the giant freighters pass by. They look so close…

Garry Point Park ship Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

 

ship Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

 The Fisherman’s Memorial Needle remembers those lost at sea.

Fishermans Memorial Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

One of the main features of the park in the springtime are the large lupin fields. The North Shore Mountains are in the background.

Mountains Lupins Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

 

Lupins Mountains Sunset Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

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.

pond bubbles Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

 

bubbles pondGarry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

 

bubbles Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

 

bubbles building Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

A little later, getting ready for the sunset. Watch your eyes.

Sunset tug Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

An amazing sunset during one of my summer visits. Great memories!

Red Sunset Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

Garry Point Park Sunset Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

Sunset Garry Point Park Richmond Steveston BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

This winter sunset wasn’t blazing but still provided some interesting colors.

Garry Point Park Steveston Sunset Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

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.

Sunset scotch pond Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

Back to the summer visit, I focused on this Heron perched on a pillar.

Heron Sunset Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

I thought she looked beautiful in silhouette. Let’s take a closer look…

Sunset Garry Point Park heron Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

 

perched Heron At Sunset Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

Out of focus, but I like this pose.

One leg Heron At Sunset Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

We watched the Heron for quite a while until she flew away in silhouette…

Flight Heron Sunset Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

 

Sunset heron Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

 

Sunset pink Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

One last look at the pond in the winter.

late Sunset Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

 

One last look at the beautiful sunset from summer.

mountain Sunset Garry Point Park Steveston Richmond BC Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

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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 Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

About Randall St. Germain

Randall St. Germain, author of Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, is a middle-aged Canadian Boy who is passionate about nature, photography, hiking, music, and self-improvement. After the death of his mother, he chose to walk the famous pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago, across the north of Spain, despite knowing little about it. He certainly didn’t plan to write a book until the latter days of his Camino. Similar to walking the Camino, writing and publishing a book was a learning experience. It was also very rewarding, and part of his ongoing journey. Please join him as he takes you along on his journey in Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, and on his blog Camino My Way.

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10 responses to Sunsets, Reflections, and Bubbles, Evening Walks at Garry Point Park

  1. One of the things I miss about living in Richmond is our frequent cycle adventures along the dyke to Garry Point Park. Thanks for bringing the park to me!

    You’ve managed to capture the sense of stillness that can be felt in this gorgeous corner of B.C.

    • It’s amazing just how much you can walk along the water and dykes in Richmond. I love visiting the park, especially in the quieter evenings. Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Great job in capturing the rainbow in the bubbles and the orange sunset was also captivating…the colours in this post.

  3. Oops seems my comment didn’t appear in its entirety…I’m wondering what causes these bubbles, do you know?

  4. I love the sunset pic with the boat out on the water. Amazing!

    • I have only been there twice when the freighters passed and always amazed when they pass. It’s not only freighters but tugs pulling various loads that look so close, as if they are on the beach. Thanks for stopping by :)

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