UBC Undergraduate Research

Fire, flood, and fish : a walking tour of Steveston B.C. Reid, Alexandra

Abstract

There have been many struggles surrounding floods, fires, and upheavals in the fishing industry in the town of Steveston, B.C. since the first Caucasian settlers arrived. Throughout these physical, economic, and social struggles the people and the town have persisted to help create the thriving coastal town that Steveston is today. There is a sense of resilience and pride in the history of Steveston, which can be seen through rebuilding after fires, social support during wartime, community persistence in the face of flooding and dyking, and pride and hard work in the fishing and canning industry. This tour script project provides anecdotes, stories, facts, photographs, and research on the community of Steveston and how they responded in times of grief and stress as well as how their persistence is still visible today.

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