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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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Boat building history

Various buildings from the height of the canning, and boat building era. Very informative signs. Most of the site is on boardwalks, which are not heel friendly! Nice visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Various buildings from the height of the canning, and boat building era. Very informative signs. Most of the site is on boardwalks, which are not heel friendly! Nice visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Worth visiting to learn about Steveston before all the residential property got erected. Good history class.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We happened on the shipyards because my daughter who is a "Once Upon a Time" (TV show fan) was told some of the show was filmed in the area. The old boat houses and the walking paths were a great way to spend some time on a sunny and cool summer afternoon. I thought the old boat houses, boats, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Meh I only come here on Canada day really. It's nice on Canada day because it's usually sunny and there are food trucks and stuff. Otherwise, it's nice to take a tour but I have been there so many times that I don't need to anymore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Planning an afternoon in Steveston? I highly recommend a side trip to the Britannia Shipyards Site. Stop at one of the two Steveston visitor information booths for a free map of the area. I would allow at least 1-2 hours to view the whole site if walking from Moncton Street along the boardwalk. It's pedestrian friendly and flat, probably wheelchair... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The entire Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site is interesting and worthwhile. The Murakami House is a real highlight (that is, if it is open - often it is closed). Nonetheless, the tour around the grounds is very educational and extremely pleasant, especially during one of the many special events that the site hosts.

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

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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Additional Information about Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

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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