Britannia Shipyard Park

Street Address: 5180 Westwater Drive
Location: South foot of Railway Avenue
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Recreation Area: Steveston

Britannia Shipyard Park is an 8.14 acre national historic site in Steveston Village, situated at the east entrance to Imperial Landing Park. Together the sites provide a picturesque and direct pedestrian oriented link to Steveston Village along the South Arm of the Fraser River.

The park has spectacular views of historic cannery and shipyard buildings from the existing heritage boardwalk, views of Shady Island and moorage along historic docks. In addition to the scenic aspects of the park, there is also a significant heritage education program in place at the site with comprehensive interpretation signage at all major points of interest in the park and inside historic buildings containing engaging exhibits and artefacts.

Britannia Shipyard Park is also used throughout the year for special events and programs such as the Richmond Maritime Festival, Culture Days and Doors Open. For more information about special events and programs, please 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.

As the park is part of a busy heritage site, please inquire ahead of time if you are planning a function by emailing us.


Features and Amenities

Additional Park Features

  • Exhibits inside buildings interpret the site's industrial heritage and the stories of many cultures that called Britannia home
  • Is the eastern starting point and staging area for the Imperial Landing Boardwalk/Trail and Park
  • Maritime-oriented events and programs for children and adults
  • Series of unique interpretation signs that explain the site and it's historic significance
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