This historic place is formerly the site of the commercial and port installations of Laurent Guichon. Today it is part of the dike of the neighborhood that still bears the name. The house on the property remains the residence of one of Guichon’s descendants.
This place is valued for its association with Joseph Guichon, from Chambéry, France and his family. The Guichon family played a significant role in the development of the cattle farming industry in B.C. The family is also linked to a historic hotel in New Westminster and other businesses, and part of early economic development in British Columbia.
Municipal plaques in the neighborhood refer to Port Guichon’s history.