Richmond, Delta, Surrey, and White Rock are distinct communities linked by their locations south of the Fraser River. These good neighbours have much in common, yet they also have their own unique stories to share.
Incorporated as a municipality in 1879, Richmond has deep roots in the fishing and canning industry. Visit two national historic sites in the quaint fishing village of Steveston and Five Roads Tasting Room where you can taste a delicious range of beers brewed at Five Roads Brewing in Langley. Next, head to Fuggles Beer Co. where the approach is to think outside the box – indeed, its motto is “Keeping Beer Weird.” Looking for a taphouse with some Richmond history? O’Hares Gastropub and its adjacent liquor store have been around for over 30 years. And Monkey 9 Brewing offers something for everyone: delicious craft beer for adults and a chance to bowl a strike at the attached bowling alley for families.
Delta, the southwestern tip of mainland BC, includes the communities of Ladner, Tsawwassen, and North Delta. This diverse municipality has it all: an urban/multicultural vibe, deep historical roots, as well as agriculture, beaches, and parks. It is home to one of Canada’s best breweries, Four Winds Brewing, a past winner of both Brewery of the Year and Beer of the Year at the Canadian Brewing Awards. Delta is also where you will find the farm-based Barnside Brewing, which was founded by neighbouring farmers who collectively grow their own barley and hops while using additional ingredients from other local farmers. You will also find a wide range of local craft beer options at the One20 Pub and Mario’s Kitchen.
Surrey is BC’s second-largest city and its fastest-growing, set to outpace Vancouver before too long. It offers something for everyone, including parks, performing arts, shopping, sports, and, of course, craft beer. Check out Russell Brewing, which has been a leader of the craft beer movement in BC since 1995 and now has a tasting room! Newly opened in the fall of 2022 s Tap & Barrel South Surrey with 30 BC Craft beer taps.
White Rock, next to South Surrey is a popular, beachfront community with a burgeoning craft beer scene that was kicked off several years ago by two school teachers who opened White Rock Beach Beer and continue to brew delicious, approachable beers. Dog lovers should definitely check out 3 Dogs Brewing, founded by a local family that pours all of their passion into the beer. Also check out 3 Dogs’ “sister” location, The Beer Shack, located in their previous location. And third on the scene is Galaxie Craft Brewhouse. Based in an old 1950s BC Tel building and located just steps from West Beach, Galaxie is serving up classic North American-style brews with a space theme.
Explore all that these neighbours have to offer: history, culture, activities, and, of course, a passion for craft beer.
Start your adventure South of the Fraser in Richmond, which is serviced by the Sky Train’s Canada Line.
The smell of saltwater fills the air as fishing boats ebb and flow in the harbour. You’ve just stepped foot in the historic fishing village of Steveston, and right away, you’ll realize why it’s one of Richmond’s most popular destinations. Fisherman’s Wharf and Moncton street offer a variety of dining options and boutique shops. The village is bookended by two National Historic Sites and you’ll find heritage buildings and hidden gems around each corner! Allow enough time to enjoy the village at a leisurely pace.
The Cannery Café is a casual diner in Steveston Village known for its hearty brunch, lunch and dinner options. Its fusion paellas, eggs benedict, and handmade Shanghai dumplings are some of the restaurant's specialties. As a family friendly restaurant, there are also a kid's menu available so everyone can enjoy their favourite foods.
O'Hares Gastropub has been an institution, and family-run in the Steveston area for over 30 years. They have 20 rotating taps from local to classics.
Right next door to the Gastropub is the liquor store that prides itself on one of the best craft beer selections in Richmond and the surrounding area.
Enjoy this outpost of Langley's Five Roads Brewing! Serving a sections of tapas and paninis, this is a great lunch option in Steveston.
Britannia Shipyards is an authentic representation of a once thriving community of canneries, boat yards, residences and stores. Explore buildings that explore fascinating stories of working and living on the historic waterfront.
This trail is perfect for biking and walking. Starting at No. 5 Road the trail follows the river all the way to Steveston. Passing scenic river views, agricultural land and Finn’s Slough a small community of float homes and wooden houses on stilts. Then on to London Heritage Farm, Britannia Shipyards and into the village of Steveston.
London Heritage Farm is a 4.06 acre site that contains the historical London Farm House and a park overlooking the south arm of the Fraser River. Enjoy tea time and explore the farm house and grounds.
Keeping beer weird in Richmond and beyond. Expect a solid assortment of super hoppy IPAs, refreshingly tart sours, and unique creations that you might not find anywhere else.
Sample a range of craft beer, feast on delicious eats and see if you can bowl a perfect game at Lucky 9 Lanes right next door.
Richmond is where you can eat, play, explore, and shop unlike anywhere else in the world. Stunning nature, delightful culinary adventures, and a unique multicultural essence will delight your senses and ignite your curiosity.
Is the seaside air sparking a craving for fish and chips? Our recommendation is Pajo’s in Steveston. Take in the harbour views while enjoying their 100% Oceanwise certified, and delicious, classic fish and chips.
Travel to Delta, an approximately 30 minute drive.
In the heart of Ladner Village, Stir Coffee House takes coffee seriously. Stir supports local businesses by sourcing its coffee, tea, baked goods, and some retail from local providers.
A quaint historic village with deep roots in fishing and farming. Stroll the historic village for boutique shops or attend the Ladner Village Market.
Stretched along Delta's southwestern shores is this haven of warm shallow waters. Sand, sea and wetlands offer a number of water activities from parasailing, skim boarding and swimming. If water isn't your thing, bring your bike for an easy cycle along Boundary Bay Bike Trail.
Award-winning beers inspired by ingredients and techniques gathered from the four winds. Sample tacos made on-site at the brewery’s stylish and comfortable tasting room.
A true farm-based brewery, crafting unfiltered and fresh-tasting beer using their own farm-grown ingredients. It’s the strength in their promise of “Good Beer, Grown Here.” The brewery also has a tasting room kitchen featuring hearty, healthy farm fare, making it an ideal spot to drop by for a snack or meal and a flight of tasters.
Mario's Kitchen is a family-owned and operated restaurant with a good selection of BC craft beers and the freshest food.
Looking for a nightcap? Cocktail perhaps? Gracie’s Next Door is your neighbourhood spot for relaxing, celebrating, and getting together. Sharable snacks, delectable entrees, gluten free and vegan options populate their menu. Complemented by extensive local craft beer, wines by the glass and cocktail lists.
Travel to North Delta, an approximately 20 minute drive.
Delta's largest park, enjoy eleven kilometres of gravel trails for cycling, walking, jogging and horseback riding. Head to the meadow, located in the heart of the park, for views of Mud Bay.
A local, farm-to-table gastropub. Scratch cooking, 36 fresh beer and wine taps, custom cocktails and warm, friendly service abound. The service is attentive and their food, simply delicious. They offer hand-crafted cocktails, local microbrews and an approachable, inviting wine list to compliment your visit.
The One20 Liquor Store offers a wide selection of craft beers to intrigue even the choicest craft beer fan. They carry what is on tap at their pub next door and are always looking for new and exciting products.
Travel to Surrey, next destination an approximately 55 minute drive.
The Barnston Island ferry runs across Parsons Channel on the south side of the Fraser River. A place where you can enjoy leisurely biking with no traffic — just simple on road riding around a tiny island with nice views of the river and surrounding farms.
One of the first 10 microbreweries in Greater Vancouver, Russell has been a leader of the craft beer movement in BC since 1995. A new addition is their tasting room that finally opened in June of 2022.
Gourmet pizza, pastas & burgers. Great selection of meats & seafoods. The freshest ingredients, and made from scratch sauces. Local craft beer on 17 rotating taps.
This location offers 30 taps dedicated to some of BC’s best craft beers along with local wine, handcrafted cocktails, and next-level comfort food.
Bee and honey lovers will be thrilled to experience one of the private tours offered at the Honey Bee Centre.
If shopping is more your thing, visit Cloverdale’s Main Street for vintage boutique shopping.
Looking to sample some of the incredible international cuisine that can be found in Surrey? The Surrey Spice Trail provides a quick and easy way to search for the best restaurants in Surrey. Search for restaurants near you, filter by type of cuisine or neighbourhood, and get in touch with the restaurant directly to book a table.
The next day on the trail continues in Surrey and on to White Rock.
Offering morning pastries and unique breakfast options, or delicious and healthy lunch options like sandwiches, fresh salads and grain bowls. Try the Chimichurri and Salmon vegetable bowl!
Nestled in a protected cove, on a sandy beach, Kayak & SUP Rentals, Tours & Lessons. Open May - September. Visiting off season? The beach is lovely for a long stroll!
Diverse, seaside-inspired menu renowned for fish & chips, fish tacos, and 'chowdah.' A wrap-around deck boasting unobstructed views of the ocean and the Gulf Islands. Great for lunch! Open 7-days at 11am.
Take your time and stroll from one end to the other, making sure to stop and check out the Grand Chief Bernard Charles Memorial Plaza that speaks to the community’s strong ties to the Semiahmoo First Nation.
In addition to the beer brewed by owner Doug Card based on his homemade recipes, customers can also enjoy wine, cider or craft sodas at this space themed brewery. The tasting room offers snacks from local vendors along with paninis, pizza, and charcuterie.
Located in the heart of White Rock, the Ocean Beach is a lively, industrial-chic space featuring oak décor and a well-stocked bar set featuring BC craft beer against old-world style brick.
Find more options for accommodations in White Rock at explorewhiterock.com.
In fall and winter, you can still hit the beach and take in some storm watching! The bay provides the perfect mix of shelter and spectacular sea action on a stormy day and a rainy day contrasts perfectly with an idyllic sunset on a clear day.
Another great way to explore is to take a Public Art Walking Tour. From sculptures to murals, White Rock has a beautiful variety of art throughout the town.
If you’d rather stay indoors, learn more about the history of the area at the White Rock Museum, located in an historic 1912 train station on the waterfront.
With so much to experience and taste, your final day continues in White Rock.
Serving brunch 7 days a week until 3pm, they have everything you might crave from eggs to burgers. Try the Vegetarian Hash, served in a cast iron pan.
Check out local Paddle Board designers, Sea Gods, where in addition to making their own boards in collaboration with independent artists, they also offer lessons, rentals, wildlife tours, and even the unforgettable Charcuterie at Sea dining experience!
The uptown tasting room for White Rock's original brewery offers a friendly, welcoming experience, with a wide range of styles available to sample or take away in a growler.
This small, family-owned, community brewery is the “dream come true” for Scott Keddy, his partner Pam, and her son, Matt. After home brewing for a number of years, Scott and his family decided to “go pro” and open their own brewery.
Owned by the family behind 3 Dogs Brewing, a great place to find unique craft beers on tap and a hard-to-find whiskey selection!
Barrique is constantly evolving and trying out new concepts. From Nashville Hot Chicken and Poutine pop ups, to fine dining experiences featuring caviar and Duck a L'orange, it's a must try in White Rock.
Visit explorewhiterock.com for options.
Surrey Road Trip Journal
Surrey is big! Not only is Surrey the second most populated city in Metro Vancouver and one of the fastest growing, culturally diverse cities in Canada, it also covers a lot of ground. The city reaches from tidal beaches to the west to farmlands to the east and from the US border in the south to the Fraser River in the north.
Explore Craft Beer and the Spice Trail in Surrey with Zahra Alani.
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Richmond is a thriving city where culture and character converge in a stunning setting. Where the refined mixes with the raw and contrasts are celebrated. It’s a place that’s constantly redefining itself. Dynamic and alive, it encourages visitors to leave their comfort zone and rewards them with unique and authentic experiences.
It’s where Pacific culture and true Canadian coastal experiences yield constant discovery. Whatever you crave—incredible international cuisine, breathtaking outdoor adventure, or captivating relics of the past—Richmond is an experience truly Canadian in its multicultural essence and authentically Pacific in its appeal.
Delta, BC, is the municipality that comprises the three communities of Tsawwassen, Ladner, and North Delta. Located in the south-west corner of the Greater Vancouver Area it boasts an abundance of agriculture, ecological, and outdoor activities in a family-friendly environment.
Tsawwassen is known for it’s sunny skies and breathtaking beaches, Ladner for it’s quaint historic village with deep roots in fishing and farming, and North Delta features amazing parks, including Burns Bog, North America’s largest domed peat bog. These three distinct communities provide a variety of activities, attractions, and events to be enjoyed by both locals and visitors.
Surrey, BC is one of the liveliest and fastest-growing cities in Metro Vancouver. With vast natural beauty, a flourishing culinary scene and cutting-edge recreational facilities, it’s a city just waiting to be discovered.
Surrey is a diverse community rich in arts, culture, history, heritage and home to some of the largest and most vibrant festivals in Canada. We embody a unique fusion of urban and rural, embracing both our buzzing urban centres and the stunning natural landscapes they’re nestled amongst.
Welcome to White Rock, BC. Explore our seaside community and discover beaches, fabulous dining, unique shops, and one of the province’s best farmers market.