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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 #6 of 28 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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2 reviews
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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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6 attraction reviews
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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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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

excellent place to spent time with the kids, have pictures, or just walk alone on the river shore. very clean, historical, beautiful gardens. There is a clean washroom on the site.

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We added this location as part of a camera club photo excursion - everyone was impressed with the historical buildings and we all captured some excellent images. Lots of great textures in the old weathered building and equipment. We visited in the early morning and in a slight drizzle so there weren't too many people around. Watch out for dog... More

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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This historic attraction is one not to miss. I am a local and find it more interesting each time I go. All the renovations to bring this Ship Yard back to the days of 'when' has all been done by volunteers. The building are historic sites and have been kept in place to allow them to keep the status. If... More

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Chilliwack, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Though I live in the Vancouver area I had never been to Steveston before. Our visit to the shipyard was very enjoyable, and our guide very knowledgeable.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Great little walk through history. Bring a camera!! The exhibits are very well done, beautiful, and interesting. Even kept young hyper children's attention! Well done.

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North Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

When they get this place fully open with guides it will be even further amazing. Loved that you could just walk around and learn at your own pace. Price was perfect - donation! and no charge for parking!!!

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