Programs and Events
Take part in Maritime events, tours and the new Living History program at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site.
Family Day at Britannia Shipyards
Saturday, February 15-Monday, February 17
Living History at Britannia Shipyards
Discover Richmond’s storied past over Family Day at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. Watch net mending and then try loading net needles in the Seine Net Loft, playing mah jong in the Chinese Bunkhouse and embroidering in the Murakami House. For the young, or young at heart, there are traditional children’s games in the field (weather dependent). All ages.
Our Changing Waterfront Scavenger Hunt
Participate in an exhibit scavenger hunt at the Seine Net Loft and learn how people lived and worked at Britannia Shipyards. Don’t miss a visit to the Innovation Station inside the Seine Net Loft to try marine-themed children’s activities. All ages.
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. Hear tales of yesteryear village life as told by a chatty fisherman who seems to have just stepped from the streets of 1914 along with carefully chosen food and beverage tastings served at each location. Bus transportation is provided between Britannia Shipyards and Steveston Village and then back to Britannia Shipyards. For 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.
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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.