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Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

5180 Westwater Drive (south of Railway Avenue), Richmond, British Columbia V7E 6P3, Canada (Steveston)
604-718-8050
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Ranked #5 of 31 attractions in Richmond
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: A tour of this old shipyard will acquaint you with the area's rich maritime history.
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Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is located in a quiet area of richmond. They have their houses, ships, shipyards open to the public for free (donations are accepted). Such a nice way to enjoy learning about the ship yard's history and the people who lived there. You can walk in and out of the buildings or sit on a bench and enjoy the views... More

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West Kelowna, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We have been here several times, this past occasion bringing my mother to see it (she is 84 and lives in England). We all enjoyed this site very much - it is easy to access and walk about as a leisurely pace, the buildings and interpretive information are interesting, and the volunteer guides very knowledgeable and helpful. The little gardens... More

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British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We enjoyed the fishing cannery tour, big pictures of the industry, way of early life and now. The oceans land area and importance. Value for your entrance money and can take as long as you wish. Small but nice souvenir shop. Great for all ages of learning, seeing and experience the hard work of fishing for food and canning the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Looking for a quieter side of Richmond, away from the congested traffic near Richmond Center area? This is a nice area to hang out and enjoy the summer sea breeze (or winter if you enjoy the cooler side of things). There are limited parking space available, however, you can always try to park on the near by streets. Pathway will... More

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vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This site is made up of several buildings - huge cavernous net loft, small restored workers' residences and the original home of the boss and his family.It is run by volunteers and visits in the summer are best because it is open longer hours.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I have not been there is years and wow what a place they really take care of the grounds it is a perfect place to go walking with your family

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We wanted to do something local one evening and were delighted to find the shipyard. Self touring very easy and the history of the area is well displayed and very interesting. Highly recommend.

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