Big Red is an Irish Red Setter dog. He’s known as the “unofficial Mayor” of Steveston and roams the Village. The Cannery Cat at the Gulf of Georgia has challenged Big Red to a scavenger hunt. Can you help Big Red?

Join Big Red the Irish Setter on his quest to uncover Richmond’s history and treasures. Follow the clues left by the Cannery Cat to find the answers to Cat's questions.

This scavenger hunt is suitable for young families with children under the age of 10. It may take 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and is entirely outdoors.

There is no need to download anything—you will receive a personalized link to log into a website using data or WiFi.

You can finish the scavenger hunt over a few days, or even opt to complete only a few of the challenges. If you complete the entire challenge, you will receive a Pacific.Authentic.RichmondBC sticker and postcard.

Let’s start exploring! Download now to start playing.

Big Red Scavenger Hunt

  • Join Big Red the Irish Setter on a scavenger hunt around Steveston
  • Visit heritage sites to find the answers to the clues left by the Cannery Cat
  • Complete the scavenger hunt to receive a sticker and postcard
  • Receive 50% off regular admission at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS after completing the challenge
  • 1.5 - 2 hours to complete and is entirely outdoors
  • Suitable for families with young children under the age of 10
  • Free to play

Scavenger Hunt Locations

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Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
Do you see the big wooden building over the river? That is the Britannia Shipyard.

When it was first built in 1889, it was a cannery. Fishermen came in boats and gave the cannery workers the fish they caught. The workers cut up the fish and put them into cans.

Later the cannery...
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Imperial Landing
In the early days, fishermen had small boats. The boats had oars and sails. Fishermen pulled the fishing nets in by hand.

Over time, fishing boats changed. New things were invented. Fishing boats got motors and other machines.

Winches are machines that pull in or let out ropes or...
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Steveston Tram
I can’t go into this building because I’m a dog, but let’s look through the windows together.

Do you see the tram? It was one of many that used to go between Steveston and Vancouver until 1958.

Do you see the rail tracks that run through the building? These are the...
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Steveston Museum's Town Square Park
My favourite park in all of Steveston.

The old buildings are part of Steveston Museum. The tall one was Steveston’s first bank. The short one was part of the Japanese Fishermen’s Hospital.

I came to Steveston from the Gulf Islands. I lived on a yacht until one day I was left...
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Fisherman's Wharf
For thousands of years, Coast Salish Peoples have fished these waters. Elders talked about the river being so thick with salmon, you could walk across their backs.

First Nations fished from canoes, used dip nets in rivers, or placed traps across rivers and streams.

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Gulf Of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
Huff! We’re at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery! This Cannery was nicknamed the Monster Cannery because it was one of the biggest along the Fraser River. Today it’s a museum.

Do you see the statues in front of the Cannery? The name of the statues is “Steveston’s Legacy.” A legacy...
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What's Included

  • 50% Off Regular Adult Admission
  • Scavenger Hunt Reward