Blue Cabin Moves to Richmond

Posted on Feb 2, 2022 in Events

Following two and a half years of exciting programming at its inaugural moorage site in False Creek, on January 24th the Blue Cabin moved to Imperial Landing in the City of Richmond’s historic Steveston Village.

Photo by Colin Griffiths

The Cabin was towed by tug boat through False Creek and into the Strait of Georgia, passing around Point Grey and Iona Terminus then up the Fraser River on the 7 hour journey to Steveston.

The Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency was created to honour and sustain the memory of Metro Vancouver’s shorelines. We are grateful to be guests on the Sto:lo [Fraser River] estuary, part of the Musqueam Nation’s traditional fishing territory, and to be joining a rich history of waterfront communities in Richmond. The programming team is excited to work with local arts and community organizations to develop public engagement opportunities exploring the complex histories of the area.

Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow and Richmond-based artist Keely O’Brien will be the Blue Cabin’s first artists-in-residence in Steveston in 2022. The Blue Cabin Committee is engaged in ongoing conversations with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the District of North Vancouver for a future moorage site. Meanwhile, the move to Steveston is an exciting next step in the ongoing journey of the Blue Cabin. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Blue Cabin in its new home. More news on what is coming will be shared soon.

Photos of the move were captured by many Cabin community members.


Photos 1-5, and 7 by Sunshine Frere, Photos 6 and 10 by George Falkner, Photos 8, 9 and 11 by Colin Griffiths.