Programs and Events
Take part in Maritime events, lectures and drop-in programs for all ages at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. Click on the brochure links below to find out what's happening this summer.
Summer of Wooden Boats 2018
Yoga Programs 2018
To register, call 604-276-4300, visit www.richmond.ca/register, or register in person at Britannia Shipyards.
Heritage Christmas Craft Fair - Vendor Application Form
Saturday, December 1, 11:00am-4:00pm
Britannia Shipyards is hosting the second annual Heritage Christmas Craft Fair on December 1, 2018. This year, the craft fair is expanding site wide and will be taking place in the Seine Net Loft, Murakami Boatworks and Chinese Bunkhouse buildings. Please e-mail your completed vendor application forms and photos to Britannia@richmond.ca by Monday, August 20. Successful applicants will be notified and registered by August 31, 2018. Vendor participation fee is $45.00.
Vendor Application Form
Britannia Artist In Residence Program 2018
"Artist Rendering Tales Collective Inc. (ARTCi)" will engage Richmond residents in the theme of Tide Water Tales. See the brochure below for more information and come and join these free public events and programs.
Historic Water Shuttle - Sundays only
Climb aboard the historic “River Queen” for a fully narrated nature and history tour
of Steveston’s waterfront (July 8-September 2). Stops include Fisherman’s
Wharf and the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site where you can hop off the
vessel and enjoy a tour.
Richmond Maritime Festival
July 28 and 29, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Come and take part in this free family festival for seafarers and landlubbers alike and celebrate Steveston's waterfront heritage. Visit the RMF website for more information.
Wooden Boat Rendezvous
August 4-5 and August 18-19, 12:00-4:00 pm
Walk Britannia's docks and learn about these historic vessel's contributions to BC's coastal communities and the environment.
Wooden Boat Rendezvous
Guided tours of Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site are available for a variety of ages and groups. Discover a working heritage shipyard, a pre-war Japanese home and boatworks, a unique estuary ecosystem and several residential buildings that explore living conditions from 1890 to 1940. If you have any questions or would like to book a tour, call 604-238-8037.
Inside the Britannia Shipyards
Visit a working heritage shipyard, a pre-war Japanese home and boatworks, and several other residential buildings that explore working and living on the waterfront from 1890 to 1940. Registration required. Tours are one hour. $4/person, 12 person minimum, 30 person maximum.
Tour Britannia Shipyards, Richmond Boatbuilders and the Murakami Boatworks and discover the history of boat building and how this maritime tradition has evolved into the shipwright profession known today. Tours are one hour, $4/person, 12 person minimum, 30 person maximum.
Culture Makes Communities
Discover the multicultural life of the people who lived and worked at Britannia Shipyards over 100 years ago through interactive, multi-sensory experiences. Taste First Nations bannock and salmon, drink Japanese tea in the Murakami House, listen to music in an affluent manager’s home and try a dish of fish and rice in the Chinese Bunkhouse. Registration required. Tours are 1.5 hours, $8/adult; $3.50/ child 6-12yrs; under 6 free, 12 person minimum, 30 person maximum.
The Story of Tea
Experience the multicultural life of Britannia residents through tours of buildings and sampling teas from all over the world. Registration required. Tours are one hour, $6/adult; $3.50/child 6-12yrs; under 6 free, 12 person minimum, 30 person maximum.