After a nine-year hiatus, the hugely popular Tall Ships Richmond festival returned to Steveston this June. Although I’ve heard of a similar event in Victoria, it never really piqued my interest in the past. However, seeing as how the sun was shining and I had no other Sunday plans, a friend and I took a drive out early in the morning to have a look. The crowds were huge even for 9:30 a.m.– and although passes to go on the ships were free, all the timeslots we wanted were already taken. Still, it turned out to make for a decent photo-op. The festival runs until June 7, for more information visit the website.