Finn Slough is located the south end
of No. 4 Road in Richmond,
Finn Slough's history dates back to
the 1890's when a group of Finnish
settlers moved here to become
fishermen of the Fraser River.
Several homes and buildings still exist
at Finn Slough, and I met some very friendly
felines out enjoying the summer evening.
Access to the tiny
island is via an old wooden draw bridge
which can offer some quite picturesque views
of the waterway. However, once
on the island access is limited to the
boardwalk and a small pathway with
no view of the slough. Best
bet is to stay along the roadway and hope
for a glimpse of the charming rustic buildings
between sweetly scented blackberry bushes.