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Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Address: 5180 Westwater Drive (south of Railway Avenue), Richmond, British Columbia V7E 6P3, Canada (Steveston)
Phone Number: 604-718-8050
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Ranked #6 of 22 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: A tour of this old shipyard will acquaint you with the area's rich maritime history.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: A tour of this old shipyard will acquaint you with the area's rich maritime history.

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 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
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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53 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
73 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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