Programs and 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 at Britannia Shipyards.
Find out what's happening at Britannia Shipyards. Click on the brochure links below.
Summer of Wooden Boats 2018
Yoga Programs 2018
Britannia Artist In Residence Program 2018
"Artist Rendering Tales Collective Inc. (ARTCi)" will engage Richmond residents in the theme of Tide Water Tales. Please see the brochure below for more information and come and join these free public events and programs.
Celebrate Rivers to Oceans Week at Britannia-Free!
Sat, June 9, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
“The Watershed Guardians of the Fraser River” Film Screening
The Fraser River is one of the most beautiful rivers in Canada, but how healthy is it really? In this documentary we embark on a journey and meet with people who are studying and defending the Fraser River and its watershed. Followed by a Q & A with director Jocelyn Demers. (Location: Seine Net Loft Building)
Click here to see the trailer.
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, 2018). Stops include Fisherman’s
Wharf and the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site where you can hop off the
vessel and enjoy a tour!
Wooden Boat Rendezvous
August 4-5 and August 18-19 12:00-4:00pm
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 - 1940. If you have any questions or would like to book, please 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 1890-1940. Registration required. 1 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 we know today. 1 hour, $4/person, 12 person minimum, 30 person maximum.
Culture Makes Communities
Discover the multi-cultural 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. 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 multil-cultural life of Britannia residents through tours of buildings and sampling teas from all over the world. Registration required. 1 hour. $6/adult; $3.50/child 6-12yrs; under 6 free, 12 person minimum, 30 person maximum.