Special Events

Ships to Shore Steveston 2014

Ships to Shore 2014

History, adventure and fun will sail back into Richmond for Ships to Shore Steveston 2014 on Sunday, June 29 until Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

For the fourth year in a row, you can relive the days when Richmond’s Steveston Village was a major port-of-call for fleets of sailing ships from around the world. The ships will be docked at Imperial Landing and Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site.

Ships to Shore, which also coincides with the Steveston Salmon Festival - one of Canada’s longest running and most popular Canada Day celebrations, will make Steveston village come alive with free events and activities for the whole family.

More than a dozen ships will be on display, including the majestic HMCS Oriole, the Canadian Navy's sailing training vessel and longest-serving commissioned ship, historic schooners Adventuress and Zodiac, and two of the Navy’s Orca patrol ships.

Ships will be anchored along the Steveston waterfront at Imperial Landing and Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site. The event site is just a few minutes walk from Steveston Park, home of the Steveston Salmon Festival, Canada's biggest little birthday party. There will be something fun to do for everyone.

  • Free public viewing, on-board tours and other activities.
  • Canada Day fireworks show at 10:15 p.m.
  • Performances by Jolly Tars, jazz/pop combo from the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy, on Sunday, June 29 and Monday, June 30 from noon to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Expand the fun by visiting the Steveston Salmon Festival, one of the region's most popular and longest running Canada Day celebrations on Tuesday, July 1.

Here's some PDF Document boarding information you don't want to miss!

Date: Sunday, June 29 to Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Time: Sunday, June 29 and Monday, June 30:
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 1:
Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Imperial Landing and Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site in Steveston - just east of Bayview Street and No. 1 Road, along the Steveston boardwalk.
Admission: Free
Feature vessels include the majestic and historic schooner Adventuress and the HMCS Oriole, the Canadian Navy's sailing training vessel and longest-serving commissioned ship.

The site is just a few minutes walk from Steveston Park, home of the Steveston Salmon Festival, Canada's biggest little birthday party. There will be something fun to do for everyone.

  • Free public viewing, on-board tours and other activities.
  • Expand the fun by visiting the Steveston Salmon Festival, one of the region's most popular and longest running Canada Day celebrations on Tuesday, July 1.

Ship Profiles
From the Canadian navy's colourful HMCS Oriole, to the majestic, century-old schooner Adventuress, to the crowd-favourite mini-brigs with their pop gun cannons, a flotilla of classic ships is making sail for Ships to Shore Steveston on the Canada Day weekend.

View the PDF Document Ships to Shore ship profiles and get to know your favourite vessel.

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Ship Boarding and Program Schedules
Ships and sites will be open all Ships to Shore weekend. Plan ahead and find out when you can get aboard your favourite ship and get more information on additional event programming.

PDF Document View ship boarding information
PDF Document View program schedules

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Getting There
Parking in Steveston is limited and some road closures will be in place on Canada Day morning due to the Steveston Salmon Festival parade. Festival goers are encouraged to take transit, cycle or walk to avoid traffic and parking congestion.

A special free shuttle service will be available on Canada Day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The shuttle will leave from the City Operations Yard at 5599 Lynas Lane and drop off and pick up passengers at Railway and Moncton and at Britannia Shipyards. Parking is free at the Operations Yard

PDF Document View shuttle bus schedule

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Join Our Crew and Volunteer
ships to shore volunteers

We are looking for outgoing, friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to join our crew!

There are many volunteer roles available to suit your specific interests such as: information booth, volunteer check in, crowd control, dock entrance/exit, and dock safety. Play a key role in festival activities, talk with visitors, meet other volunteers and spend some time in a beautiful waterfront setting!

To register, go to https://icanhelp.richmond.ca.

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Ships to Shore Steveston 2013 - Highlight Reel

Press the play button and then the square button in the bottom, right-hand corner to watch the video in full screen HD.
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