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Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free to walk around and a great history lesson

Worth the walk down the board walk to the Shipyards for a look back at BC's history. We walked it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brian V
An interesting look into Steveston's past

An historical open-air museum consisting of a number of ship-building and fishing sheds, along with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Britannia Shipyards is an authentic representation of a once thriving community of canneries, boat yards, residences and stores. City of Richmond staff and dedicated volunteers work together to preserve and restore the shipyard and surrounding...more
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5180 Westwater Dr, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 6P3, Canada
+1 604-238-8050
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth the walk down the board walk to the Shipyards for a look back at BC's history. We walked it after a meal of fish and chips locally and found birds and other wonderful sites. Great Blue Heron, Cormorant and so much more

Thank Brian V
Reviewed 6 days ago

An historical open-air museum consisting of a number of ship-building and fishing sheds, along with a variety of historical buildings that have been moved to the site. Many of the buildings contain exhibits showing both the working aspects of the fishing industry along with the...More

Thank jonnight
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love when something is free or donation base yet still interesting, filled with information, and well maintained. Take about an hour to tour this little gem along the river and try and imagine what it would've been like to live there basically over the water...More

Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a amazing few hours to tour the shipyard works where they are rebuild a ship in the old style of wood and cork - see the ship wheels that were made in Richmond. A fantastic reconstruction of the Bunk house and homes that the Japanese...More

Thank A-Richard C
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Not only is the visit about the history of early Steveston but the area is very picturesque and a great place for a relaxing stroll beside the Fraser River.

Thank STAN49_12
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Great way to see what Steveston was like around 1930 or so. Has house for Japanese family, very civilized and comfortable (relatively). Also has bunkhouse where 100 Chinese workers lived. Big contrast between the workers and the families. Also while looking at the shipyard, got...More

Thank NW_Dog
Reviewed 20 May 2018

If you're in Steveston walking along the water it's nice to be able to take a look at some of these buildings to break things up. I'm not much of a history person myself, but I appreciate that this exists.

Thank Joel P
Reviewed 2 May 2018

... a long walk from the CBD (Central Business District) of Steveston. Quite an interesting collection of Buildings. I came here to collect Stamps for the local Tourism Challenge. I was expecting a short walk from the Pier/Boardwalk... but it turned out to be a...More

Thank aloha_2005
Reviewed 24 April 2018

A short drive east of Steveston village but you could walk it in about 20-30 minutes is another interesting in what is probably the oldest part of Richmond. The site is dedicated to preserving Steveston's history as cannery and fishing town. Visiting on a Monday,...More

Thank smrgeog
Reviewed 22 April 2018

I really enjoy looking at these collection of buildings. They are a fun way to imagine the community during days gone by. I always appreciate that they are open and you can move through them freely at your own pace along a great river walk....More

Thank RCIT
Julie-Anne T, Community Facilities Programmer at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thanks so much for visiting! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Britannia Shipyards.

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11 June 2018|
Response from NW_Dog | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you check it out in case it’s helpful, it is a great place to visit either way. However the Richmond Archives may also be helpful. They have a Brittania oral history project. They are at 7700 Minoru Gate, and can... More