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.
Yoga Programs 2018
Fall Programs 2018
To register, call 604-276-4300, visit www.richmond.ca/register, or register in person at Britannia Shipyards.
Grand Prix of Art
Saturday September 22 and Sunday September 23
Over 100 artists race against the clock to complete a work of art on location during the 8th Annual International Outdoor Painting Competition. Race starts Saturday at 10am. Awards and exhibition from 3:00-5:45pm in the Seine Net Loft. Exhibition on Sunday from 12-4pm.
Culture Days at Britannia
Friday September 28
Britannia's Fascinating Waterfront tours at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00pm
Saturday September 29 12:00-4:00pm
Richmond Carvers-view master woodcarvers at work in the Murakami Boatworks.
Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30 2:00-4:00pm
Join the Steveston Folk Guild for two live music concerts in the beautiful and historic Chinese Bunkhouse. These concerts will feature several local artists (check www.stevestonfolk.net for details). Everyone is welcome!
Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30 12:00-4:00pm
Artists Rendering Tales Collective Inc (ARTCi): Celebrate Britannia's Artist In Residency Program with the ARTCi team by viewing a compilation of their artistic achievements, mingle with costumed characters, view the unveiling of the scroll and enjoy a film screening.
Pilates in the Park
Wednesday September 26 6:15-7:15pm
Join us for a free pilates class! Bring your own mat. Alternative space will be provided inside the Seine Net Loft should it rain.
Pilates in the Park
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.
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.