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Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Neighborhood: Steveston
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Address: 5180 Westwater Drive (south of Railway Avenue), Richmond, British Columbia V7E 6P3, Canada
Phone Number: 604-718-8050
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Description: A tour of this old shipyard will acquaint you with the area's rich...
A tour of this old shipyard will acquaint you with the area's rich maritime history.
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Well maintained historic site

Very educational for all ages. It shows the very tough lives of fishermen and their families especially the Japanese Canadian fishermen.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Joyce T
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Richmond, Canada
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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very educational for all ages. It shows the very tough lives of fishermen and their families especially the Japanese Canadian fishermen.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A unique site to walk around and see original buildings and learn of the history of the area of Steveston. Well worth the visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Ive lived in the Steveston area for 20+ years and 2013 was the first time I visited the Britannia Shipyards! I dont know why it has taken me so long to make the 5 min trip out here! But I am glad that I finally did. Its a great walk from the Steveston Village with paved pathways and awesome views.... More 

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London
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Authentic looking buildings and artefacts along with a talk, gave a good understanding of the hardships and successes of an industry that drove this part of the world.

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Chattanooga, TN
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3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This area contains the cannery and several of the cottages and a longhouse where the workers lived when Richmond's fishing and caning industry was in its infancy. We could walk through the huge wooden facility where the boats were built - many exhibits were on display here. We also entered several cottages furnished as they were back in the early... More 

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Toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

did this tour when we went whale watching nothing special some old buildings some historical facts ....it was were we boarded for are whale watching trip

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Take a stroll along the new cement walkway that runs east(?) of the village. Look out toward the breakwater and down at the dock where there are always people fishing off the dock. They've done a great job of recreating the village where fishermen, cannery workers, Chinese and Japanese immigrants lived with houses recreated as they might have been during... More 

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Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We hadn't planned to go to Steveston on Saturday but a friend mentioned the new-to-us Britannia shipyards re-creation. We spent a couple of hours there, and are so glad we did. It's at the far eastern end of Steveston, and set along the riverfront, so it's lovely and quiet. The buildings - former bunkhouses for the cannery and shipyard area... More 

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Surrey
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108 reviews 108 reviews
54 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great museum set up with a guided tour to explain how it was back then. The scenery around is very appealing also to a small fishing village. If you enjoy taking pictures this is also a great place to,get some unique pictures of the Steveston Village and area. Check it out even if you are a local and learn something... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It's not a very exciting place (pretty small) but it's very cute. There's some history here. And the landscape is beautiful.

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