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Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

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Address: 5180 Westwater Dr, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 6P3, Canada
Phone Number: 604-718-8050
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A tour of this old shipyard will acquaint you with the area's rich maritime...

A tour of this old shipyard will acquaint you with the area's rich maritime history.

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Great historical place to visit

This place is worth the visit. It is walking distance (along a boardwalk) from historic/picturesque Steveston. There is lots of fascinating history here, worth checking out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephanie V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is worth the visit. It is walking distance (along a boardwalk) from historic/picturesque Steveston. There is lots of fascinating history here, worth checking out, especially during one of the many festivals they have in the summer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a gem of a place! I've been to a lot of historical museums and I have to say that the Brittania Shipyards is one of the most impressive municipally run museum I've seen. I wish that all students learning about Canadian history could have a field trip here, since it touches on several facets of our country's history. If... More 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

We stopped this National Historic site while recently visiting the Vancouver area. It offers great exhibits. There is plenty of free parking near by.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

This is a great place to stroll to along the seafront. It's an easy and picturesque walk along the coast from Steveston town centre. It's free and quite big, so you're probably looking at a good couple of hours to see all the exhibits. There seems to be quite a bit of restoration work going on and some parts were... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Great experience for everyone. Interactive and informative displays along with original artifacts help take you back in time. Fascinating look back at the early days on the Fraser River.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The staff are friendly and helpful. There are many displays telling about the historic shipyard and the restoration process taking place.

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This national historic site is located past the eastern edge of Steveston Village and the new construction with the concrete promenade. From the corner of Number 1 Road and Bayview Street (by the Starbucks), walk to the promenade and continue on for approximately ¼ mile (400 meters) until you reach the small foot bridge and from here follow the path... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A friend and I had less than 2 hours to explore Steveston. We chose to spend our available time at this interesting historical site, and we enjoyed the visit. Although, another time I would try to allow a little longer to be able to have enough time to watch all the informative videos and examine exhibits more thoroughly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Steveston has two excellent big attractions that you must see...one anchors the west side of the village ( the Strait of Georgia cannery museum) and the other anchors the east side of the village ( the Britannia shipyards heritage Boardwalk and buildings ). Both are fantastic to visit...this particular one is free though and worth a visit if time and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Interesting bit of Canadian history lies here under many layers of old and not so old wood. The old homes are really interesting as one gets the perfect idea of how those folks lived and worked in those days. The huge fish canning industry seemed bulletproof at the time and its demise just goes to show that everything in business... More 

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