4 Reasons To Celebrate Spot Prawn Season In Steveston Village
Spot Prawn season is underway and historic Steveston Village, Tourism Richmond, and the Steveston Harbour Authority are excited to welcome visitors to the second annual Spot Prawn & Seafood Celebration. The festival runs until June 18; here are four reasons to check it out. —Bronwyn Lewis
Spot Prawn Sales: For a true sea-to-fork experience, visit Fisherman’s Wharf to buy fresh spot prawns directly from local fishers. The sense of excitement is undeniable as customers gather, sometimes as early as 6 a.m., to take home the best of this season. Hot tip: bring a reusable bag to carry your catch home, and bring cash—some boats accept cash only!
Spot Prawn & Seafood Dine About: 12 different restaurants are taking part in this year’s Dine About, which runs from June 1 to 18. Chef Narain of Steveston Seafood House has created a refreshing Spot Prawn Ceviche, while Chef Vincent at Britannia Brewing has paired the Deckhand Lager with a Smoked Garlic Butter Spot Prawn Skewer. And, don’t miss Fairmont Vancouver Airport’s new Executive Chef in action: Chef Harris Sakalis will be wow-ing diners with a delectable Spot Prawn & Cherry Gazpacho at Globe@YVR! Foodies are encouraged to download the new Spot Prawn & Seafood Dine About Passport to receive $2 off on these unique, seasonal dishes. Plus, every time you redeem your discount with the pass, you’ll be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a Steveston restaurant gift card!
Culinary Stage at Fisherman’s Wharf: Live cooking demonstrations will be taking place on Tourism Richmond’s Culinary Stage on June 10 and 11, starting at 11:30 a.m. each day. Chef Harris Sakalis of Globe@YVR, Chef Robert Clark of Ocean Organic Seafood and Chef Ian Lai of Urban Bounty will all be sharing tips and tricks for cooking up delectable dishes with spot prawns and other West Coast seafood.
Spend a Festive Day at Steveston Village: The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site has just opened a brand-new exhibition called Fish Tales, which celebrates seafood, shows how it connects diverse communities and asks visitors, “What’s your fish tale?” Don’t miss the other festivities and attractions taking place during the celebration! Bring the whole family for a memorable day out: take a photo at the spot prawn selfie station, check out the Steveston Tram Museum or the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, and so much more!