Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Britannia Shipyards is an authentic representation of a once thriving community of canneries, boat yards and residences. Many of the buildings date back to 1885 and tell the stories of multi-ethnic residents and workers at the Britannia Cannery and Britannia Shipyards: Chinese, European, First Nations and Japanese. This collection of buildings has national value and was designated a National Historic Site in 1991 by the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board. Learn about the important history of Britannia Shipyards in the Statement of Significance.

City of Richmond staff and dedicated volunteers work together to preserve and present the Shipyard and surrounding buildings as an active heritage park.

Visit Britannia Shipyards website

Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site is supported by the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site Society. Their volunteer Board of Directors are dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, a living museum, in collaboration with the City of Richmond and the community.

Volunteer at the Shipyards

Britannia Shipyards is looking for dedicated individuals to join the volunteer program! A wide variety of experiences, duties and roles designed to suit individuals are offered for both short and long term opportunities. Call 604-238-6106 for more information.

Location and Contact:

5180 Westwater Drive
Richmond, BC V7E 6P3

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