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Christmas at Finn Slough

The kids will soon be off for the holiday season and parents will be looking for interesting activities to keep their children occupied while they anxiously await Santa.  How about a Christmas season visit to Finn Slough? 

Just upriver from Steveston, BC is the last working commercial fishing village on the Fraser River, Finn Slough (pronounced 'slew'). The slough is aptly named as it was originally settled in the 1880's by Finnish fishermen.    It's not an official tourist destination but because it is unique and picturesque it's become of local interest to day trippers.  
Finn Slough Old TruckThe original Finnish families and their ancestors continuously lived at the slough for over 90 years but in approximately 1970 the familes started to disperse to local communities, many living within a few kilometres of their Finn Slough roots.  Non-Finnish fisherman and people who appreciate the community's uniqueness and historic significance have taken their place.   
Although the community was once as large as 50 homes, now only 18 homes remain.  Surprisingly, Finn Slough  has no official community status and its residents have no land tenure.   
Finn Slough is a great stop in a day outing.  It's a wonderful story of early settlers, the lifeblood of the river and of a historic community living in harmony with nature.  

Finn Slough Bike SignTo get to Finn Slough head south on either No. 4 Road or No. 5 Road in Richmond.   Once you reach Dyke Road at the end, turn right and follow the river on Dyke Road until you reach, Finn Slough.   I have included a map below.   Remember these are people's homes, so be respectful, stay on boardwalks and do not go on private properties. Please watch your step as some of the walkways are slippery.  Enjoy and stay safe in the holiday season!

Mike Alleyne
Homelife Benchmark Realty, Surrey

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