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Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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History of fish town

It’s a small fish boat repair plant. Everything is very transitional. Best place to show kids how... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2019
david l
Richmond, Canada
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We toured this area with a guide and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the area and the history... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2019
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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Britannia Shipyards is an authentic representation of a once thriving community of canneries, boat yards, residences and stores. City of Richmond staff and dedicated volunteers work together to preserve and restore the shipyard and surrounding...more
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5180 Westwater Dr, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 6P3, Canada
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

It’s a small fish boat repair plant. Everything is very transitional. Best place to show kids how they repaired boat hundreds year ago. Every summer, Richmond city has a maritime festival, free admission. Best part for me is the real rope tie instruction.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank david l
Reviewed March 4, 2019

We toured this area with a guide and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the area and the history. The buildings seem to be well preserved with a lot of interesting artifacts.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank caroler54
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Stopped into the displays on a walk through the area. Was not in the original plans, but sure glad we did. I have walked by the museum many times and just never really spent much time checking out the displays. Make sure you take the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank deathracerJH
Reviewed December 11, 2018

An entire industry; wooden boats, builders and menders, rope makers, sailmakers, netmakers, fishers and canneries. Bunk-houses for the workers, and period houses provide a complete glimpse of what has passed into History. What was once the leading industry in Steveston is now show-cased in all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DerHotelinspector
Reviewed November 21, 2018

We were here on Canada Day and it was, surprisingly, not too busy. Very much enjoyed the shipyard building with the many old artifacts and boat building activities. There are also several restored old buildings showing the life of shipyard and cannery employees and managers....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

If you are lucky, you will encounter the off spring of the family home preserved on the site and hear tales of the lives with amazing details. A real treat in Steveston Village to see such care in preserving the many buildings that was once...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rculzoni
Reviewed September 8, 2018

This is a must see in histoprical Steveston. You can see craftsmen working on boats using their wood carving tools building the hull and other details of wooden boats from 20 footers to 40 footers. The craftmen enjoy talikng about their latest projects too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NeggyRichmond_Canada
Reviewed September 4, 2018

The large grounds contain several historic buildings that capture a wide range of activities. These range from worker dormitories to family housing and working buildings such as boat building and storage facilities. Signage is very helpful. The poor treatment of immigrant workers is not ignored.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 643retiredguy
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Loved this, lots of history and social stuff I didn't know, like the Japanese who were sent away during ww2. Also it is free.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank yummymummy2009
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Worth the walk down the board walk to the Shipyards for a look back at BC's history. We walked it after a meal of fish and chips locally and found birds and other wonderful sites. Great Blue Heron, Cormorant and so much more

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brian V
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June 11, 2018|
Response from NW_Dog | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you check it out in case it’s helpful, it is a great place to visit either way. However the Richmond Archives may also be helpful. They have a Brittania oral history project. They are at 7700 Minoru Gate, and can... More