Programs and Events
Take part in Maritime events, tours and our new Living History program at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site.Living History
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 eye-opening 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+ Only.
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2019 Tour Dates
Saturdays from 2:00 - 5:00pm on the following dates:
Tours starts at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
$65 + tax per person. 19+ only.
For more information and tickets visit:
Discover the most popular destinations in Richmond with the
convenience of a FREE tourist shuttle bus! The Richmond Discovery Shuttle will run on weekends and statutory holidays from June 15 through September 2, 2019.
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Yoga on the Dock
Unwind and take in breathtaking views from the Britannia Shipyards dock during this unique yoga class. Alternative space provided during inclement weather. All fitness and yoga levels welcome. Yoga mat required. To register, call 604-276-4300, visit www.richmond.ca/register, or register in person at Britannia Shipyards.
Britannia Boatbuilders program for Summer Camps!
Bring your day camp to Britannia and experience west coast maritime heritage traditions. For more information or to book call 604-238-8050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Britannia Boatbuilders flyer
Britannia Shipyards Heritage Christmas Craft Fair
Held Saturday, December 7th from 11am-4pm, this craft fair will take place in the Seine Net Loft, Murakami Boatworks and Chinese Bunkhouse buildings. Please email your completed vendor application forms and photos to email@example.com by August 16, 2019. Successful candidates will be notified by August 30th and then registered for a table. For more information, call 604-238-8050.
Britannia Shipyards Craft Fair application
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.