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“Not a bad trip”

Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
Ranked #8 of 108 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A tour of this old shipyard will acquaint you with the area's rich maritime history.
Delta
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not a bad trip”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

Kids went for a school field trip. They enjoyed it but I would not go out of my way if you were from out of town. If you found yourself near definately go, but don't try to maneuver through the city for this one.

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Vancouver
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“The Great BC Wooden Fishing Boat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

The Shipyard is really a very large workshop over 150 years old at the mouth of one of B.C.'s greatest rivers, The Fraser. Wooden fishboats and powerboats have been built and refurbished here by generations of craftsmen, and that work continues today. On display are original tools and equipment dating back to the turn of the 19th century. Take a stroll along the Heritage Village of which the Shipyard is a part, and see how Japanese fishermen lived before they were interned in the 2nd World War. The scenic stroll along the Fraser continues toward the village of Steveston with explanatory plaques dealing with life at the fish canneries that used to line the river.

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Vancouver BC Canada
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“Real Steveston history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

The boatworks were a real part of Steveston's history. The shipyard preserves some of this - including tools and photos - and keeps wooden boat-building alive. Very interesting!

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Richmond, Canada
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157 reviews
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“What is was like!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

You step back in time when you enter the front door I go yearly and every time they have expanded the tour!! The only thing missing is the smell(thank goodness!!)

Visited August 2011
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“Good supplement to other Steveston attractions.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2011

Well worth the price - free! Shows a less slick side of salmon cannery business and life of the workers. If the weather is nice, boardwalk to "downtown" Steveston along the river is very nice.

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