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Nature and Historical Tours

June 7 to September 7

Welcome aboard the famous "River Queen" for a leisurely and fascinating 45 minute, fully narrated nature and historical tour of Steveston and Cannery Channel.

See the historic commercial fishing fleet in Steveston as you glide past Shady Island and the old fish canneries. See seals, eagles, herons, swans, cormorants and more.

Private charters available please call 604-274-9565 for more information.

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Rates & Departure Times

Note: Nature & Historical Tours operate June 1 to September 15.

Please call for reservations. Group rates and flexible departure times available. We welcome school groups and seniors groups. Boat capacity 12 passengers.

Departure Times Trip Length Adults Students & Seniors Children (12 & Under) Family of 4 Family of 6
Call for times 45 Minutes $12.00 $10.00 $8.00 $35.00 $50.00


River Queen

Steveston Ferry Service - Sundays Only

June 7 to September 6

Climb aboard the historic “River Queen” for a fully narrated nature and history tour of Steveston’s waterfront (June - September 2015). Stops include Britannia Shipyards and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, where you can hop off the vessel and enjoy a tour at each site - then hop back on the boat!


Tickets Adults Students & Seniors Children (4-12 years)

(3 yrs & under)

One Way (1 stop) $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 Free
Return Trip (3 stops) $12.00 $10.00 $8.00 Free

Tickets can be purchased on the River Queen, at the Vancouver Whale Watch sales kiosk and at the Vancouver Whale Watch Office. Please call 604-274-9565 for more details or visit Max seating of 12 passengers and may be closed due to weather. Some accessibility limitations exist due to the nature of the vessel. Tickets can be purchased in advance.
All ticket prices include tax.
Tickets are non-refundable and are valid June 7-Sept 6, 2015.