Programs and Events
Take part in Maritime events, tours and our new Living History program at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site.
Winter in the Village
Thursday, November 21-Tuesday, December 31
Unwrap a season full of free and low cost family-friendly programs and events including bright lights, toe-tapping music, winter themed crafts and much more!
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Winter in the Village pamphlet
Dancing Trees-Interactive Winter Lights presented by Tourism Richmond
Town Square Park (beside Steveston Museum) will warm up the chilly winter evenings illuminated with a beautiful, interactive light display. Sing a song or clap your hands to make the lights dance to the rhythm of your sounds. FREE.
Winter Window Contest
Stroll through Steveston Village and enjoy dazzling winter window displays. Vote for your favourite by picking up and dropping off a ballot at the Steveston Tram or Steveston Museum. Free.
Britannia Shipyards Heritage Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday, December 7, 11:00am-4:00pm
Shop site-wide from close to 60 unique vendors set up in the Seine Net Loft, Murakami Boatworks, Richmond Boatbuilders and Chinese Bunkhouse buildings. Admission is free. If you are a vendor looking to showcase your work, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heritage Christmas Craft Fair 2019
Sunday, December 1
Doors open at 12:30pm; Concert 1:00-2:30pm
Come celebrate the winter season with Louise Southwood and Stanton Jack, a new generation of classical guitarists. This duo combines technical excellence with musical sensitivity, expressed through the language of the guitar.
To register, call the Registration Call Centre at 604-276-4300 or register online at www.richmond.ca/register (Barcode #2743931) or pay at the door (pending availability).
Winter Concert 2019
Explore Steveston's historic sites through Living History!
Step into the past with historical demonstrations led by heritage interpreters dressed in period costume. Experiences include:
- net mending at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
- talking to the Conductor at the Steveston Tram
- early banking at the Steveston Museum
- laundry with a scrub board and mangle at London Heritage Farm
Go back in time on an interactive walking tour, stopping at four celebrated historic attractions: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, the Steveston Interurban Tram, Steveston Museum, and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. You’ll hear tales of yesteryear village life as told by a chatty fisherman who seems to have just stepped from the streets of 1914. Carefully chosen food and beverage tastings will be served at each location. Bus transportation is provided between Britannia Shipyards and Steveston Village and then back to Britannia Shipyards.19+ years only.
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2020 Tour Dates
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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.
Britannia Guided Tours Poster
Britannia Shipyards Site Tour
Visit an industrial shipyard, a pre-WWII Japanese home, the last surviving Chinese Bunkhouse on the west coast and several other residential buildings that explore working and living conditions on the waterfront from 1890 to 1940. Registration required. Tours are one hour. $12/person, 8 person minimum, 25 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 smoked salmon at the First Nations Bunkhouse, sample mochi in the Murakami House, listen to music in an affluent manager's home and have a sip of tea upstairs in the Chinese Bunkhouse. Registration required. Tours are one hour, $18/person, 8 person minimum, 25 person maximum.