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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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Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Year round walkers along the boardwalk, and viewing the old fishing buildings used as canneries, boat building/repair, bunkhouses, fisheries offices. All buildings are heritage... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Richmond, Canada
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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Year round walkers along the boardwalk, and viewing the old fishing buildings used as canneries, boat building/repair, bunkhouses, fisheries offices. All buildings are heritage and remain as they were but kept up. A lot of summer activities take place on the grounds such as Canada Day, Maritime Festival, Dragon Boat Races. A popular site for wedding photos. Right on the... More 

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Richmond
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Shipyards and Steveston Docks are all within walking distance of each other (1/2/mile). The shipyards are a historical site. A nice 2 hour walk along the South Fraser River for a little touch of Salmon fishing history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Wonderfully done little history walk along the river - I actually saw the salmon jumping during the peak of the fishing season!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A journey through the past awaits at this historic site in Metro Vancouver, Canada. Great part of a day walking the Boardwalk along the mighty Fraser River.

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Britannia Shipyards offers a number of fixed up buildings that represent the active cannery live of historic Steveston. Among the buildings are netsheds, homes of original Japanese boat builders, time appropriate homes that have been moved to the site, and boats. A tour guide will walk people through the site and explain in great detail so that you can imagine... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If I could go back in time I think I would have loved to see the fish boats returning with their thousands of fish to the many canneries that lined the lower Fraser River. You can get an idea of some of what went into this, particularly the involvement of the Japanese, Chinese and First Nations people involved with this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a former shipyard and is now set up as an active display so that you can see, touch and feel life as it was. It is a very interesting spot for those interested in things maritime and ship-building. The spot itself is lovely and relaxing - very quiet and calm - great for walking. The little heritage village... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Had an opportunity to tour this place with a guided tour. The canning storehouse was very impressive with its size and easy access to tour. The restored houses where the Chinese workers and the Japanese workers lived were a interesting to see. We had a talk of the history along with a serving of the Chinese tea that was most... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I have been to this space several times and think it's absolutely fantastic. It is FREE, has won awards and was the inspiration of a local woman. The old buildings here have been saved and each tells a story of different families or cultural groups who lived and worked here. It's just fantastic that so many were saved and history... More 

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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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Address: Address: 5180 Westwater Drive (south of Railway Avenue), Richmond, British Columbia V7E 6P3, Canada
Phone Number: 604-718-8050
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Richmond>  > Steveston

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