Welcome to Steveston Harbour – the largest commercial fishing harbour in Canada

Steveston harbour

Steveston Harbour is located on the south arm of the Fraser River at the south end of Richmond, BC, and is comprised of two main sites: Paramount and Gulf

commercial fishing hub

Steveston Harbour is home to more than 500 commercial fishing vessels and encompasses over 17.5 hectares, making it the largest small craft harbour in Canada.

Steveston harbour authority

The Steveston Harbour Authority (SHA) was established in 1990 as a non-profit organization which leases Steveston Harbour and its facilities from the department of Fisheries and Oceans Small Craft Harbours Branch (DFO - SCHB) with the mandate to operate and maintain the facility as a commercial fishing harbour.

The future of commercial fishing

Since its inception in 1990, SHA has been working together with DFO - SCHB to systematically improve the quality of service offered to the commercial fishing fleet.

Welcome to the world famous Fisherman’s Wharf.  The wharf is located at our Gulf of Georgia Site South of Bayview Street in the heart of Steveston Village. Come experience where our local fishermen sell their catch to the public.                  


The Steveston Harbour Authority is committed to ensuring that all environmental standards are met as set out by Transport Canada and The Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Harbour users please read below about Environmental Best Management Practices.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING the fish harvester benefit

This is a reminder that the Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program is now open for applications (August 24, 2020, through to September 21, 2020.  Note, if you have applied for or received Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) then you are not eligible for the Benefit.  If you have applied for or received the Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA) or equivalent measures you are not eligible for the Grant.

If you are thinking of applying for the Fish Harvester Benefit or the Fish Harvester Grant, PHMA STRONGLY ENCOURAGES YOU TO APPLY EARLY.  DO NOT WAIT.

More information on these programs AND ONLINE APPLICATION is available at the following website: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fisheries-peches/initiatives/fhgbp-ppsp/index-eng.html.


A notice from Steveston Harbour Authority about the precautions we are taking due to COVID-19. Our customers and employee's health and safety is our first priority. We ask you to please not come into the office if you feel unwell, have been in contact with someone who is unwell, have a fever, or are coughing or sneezing. We are well equipped to help serve you over the telephone at 604-272-5539.