Programs & Events
Take Part in Maritime Events, Lectures and Drop-in Programs for All Ages at the Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site!
To Register, Call 604-276-4300, visit www.richmond.ca/register, or Register in Person.
Bagel and Boat Breakfast
June 16 (Father’s Day), 10:00am - 11:30am
Join us on Father’s Day for a bagel breakfast, and then build your own model wooden fishing boat to take home.
Registration Code #261480
$10.00 per child (accompanying parent is free of charge)
Culture Makes Communities Tour
Fridays and Saturdays in July and August, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
This guided tour of the oldest shipyard community in BC offers a first-hand experience of multicultural history through interactive and multi-sensory experiences.
$8.00 adults, $3.50 children 6-12, under 6 are free
Fraser River Boat Cruise
Sunday, July 14, 9:30am - 1:00pm
Departing from Britannia's dock, passengers will enjoy a rare excursion amongst island ecosystems involving nature and wildlife.
Registration Code #284620
$89.00 per person
The Story of Tea: A Guided Tour
Sunday, July 14, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Experience the multicultural life of Britannia residents through sampling teas from all over the world.
Registration Code #299962
$9 per person
Buccaneers and Treasures
Summer Camps, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Calling all ye scurvy dogs! Children ages 6-12 yrs spend the week playing buccaneer games, looking for buried treasure and singing authentic sea shanties!
July 15 - July 19 Registration Code #288510, $165.00 per child
July 29 - August 2 Registration Code #288558, $165.00 per child
Fridays in July and August, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Join the fun and discover Britannia's history through games, crafts and scavenger hunts! Ages 6 - 12yrs.
$21.00 per child
Richmond Maritime Festival
August 9 - 11, 2013 11:00am-6:00pm
Britannia Shipyard, National Historic Site 5180 Westwater Dr.
(At the south foot of Railway Avenue)
Celebrate Richmond's traditional connections with the sea at the 10th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival. This family event at Britannia Shipyard National Historic Site will give you the opportunity to see a variety of maritime exhibits, such as knot tying, rope making, model boat building, and net mending.
The whole family can enjoy live entertainment (sea songs and shanties) and participate in hands-on demonstrations. The waterfront will showcase a floating exhibition of boats for your viewing pleasure. Many boats will be at the docks of the shipyard, including a 1930's rum-runner, historic fishing boats and classic power and sail boats. For information on last year's event, please visit www.richmondmaritimefestival.ca
Salmon Row Theatre Performances
August 15 - Sept 1, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Mortal Coil Performance Society presents an outdoor theatre production showcasing 150 years of Stevston's fascinating history with a team of brilliant actors, live music, masks, puppets and stunning imagery.
Tickets on sale in July and must be purchased in advance - details coming soon.
"Chinese Bunkhouse Exhibit"
This exhibit explores the incredible stories of the Chinese cannery workers. Be inspired by remarkable courage in the face of hardship and discrimination, Interactive displays, rare photographs and short films bring the exhibit to life and provide visitors with a new perspective on life in Steveston in the early 20th century. Complementary tours are offered during site operational hours. Please call 604-718-8050 or email email@example.com for more information.
“How We Lived Exhibit”
This exhibit explores the stories of work and play at Britannia between 1910 and 1930, in five buildings situated over the Fraser River: the Murchison Gift Shop, the Manager’s House, the Men’s Bunkhouse, the Point House and the Chinese Bunkhouse.
Situated in a unique waterfront setting, this exhibit reveals the captivating stories and cultural diversity of the Britannia Shipyard, National Historic Site. Indoor and outdoor exhibits allow the visitor to experience the everyday activities, lifestyles and personal relationships that took place at the Britannia Shipyard. Innovative displays, hands on activities, and audio/video components animate the daily lives of people living around Britannia between 1910 and 1930. Explore society and community, ethnicity and cultural diversity, and the all-round bustling interconnectedness of the local cannery and boatbuilding industries. This exhibit is open during site operational hours. Please call 604-718-8050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
"Industry on the Waterfront Exhibit"
The exhibit “Industry on the Waterfront”, examines the workings of the Britannia Heritage Shipyard and its role in British Columbia’s industrial heritage.
The exhibit showcases the historical uses of the shipyard, carpentry shop, engine shop and machine shop that once served the fishing fleet of the Anglo British Columbia Packing Company. Each shop houses authentic machinery, tools, interpretive text and interactive demonstrations, which help recreate the different work areas and activities that took place. New photographs, new stories and new explanations will help our visitors rediscover the history of Britannia, and understand some of the complexities of a working shipyard.
Complimentary tours of the exhibit are offered during open hours. For more information, please contact us at 604-718-8050 or email email@example.com.
Pirate Birthday Parties
Our pirate themed party is full of fun and adventure. The children will spend an exciting afternoon at Britannia exploring the world of Pirates in a safe, friendly environment with a costume actor. All you need to supply are the pirates! Two hours supervised looting and pillaging including. Three week advance notice required. For more information please click on the brochure link below or call 604-718-8037.
Pirate Birthday Party Brochure
Britannia offers a number of exciting and hands-on school programs that can be adapted for students K-12. For more information please click on the brochure PDF below or call 604-718-8037
School Program Brochure
Guided tours of Britannia Heritage Shipyard are available for a variety of ages and groups. Discover a working heritage shipyard, a pre-war Japanese home and boatworks and a unique estuary ecosystem and five other residential buildings that explore living conditions from 1910-1930. $4 per person (minimum charge applies). For more information please call 604-718-8037.