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Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

5180 Westwater Dr, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 6P3, Canada
+1 604-718-8050
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Nice spot for a walk and visit

This is a great spot to come on a weekend. There is a nice boardwalk and interesting bunk houses to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
brian790
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Vancouver, Canada
Really worth stopping in to see!

While we were in the Cannery, I saw something about the shipyard and apparently you can walk the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
1946HappyCamper
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Abbotsford, Canada
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A tour of this old shipyard will acquaint you with the area's rich maritime history.
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5180 Westwater Dr, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 6P3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great spot to come on a weekend. There is a nice boardwalk and interesting bunk houses to visit, which gives one a glimpse into what Steveston was like back in the day of the canneries and shipbuilding.

Thank brian790
Reviewed 18 October 2017

While we were in the Cannery, I saw something about the shipyard and apparently you can walk the shoreline on a boardwalk between the two, but it was cold and windy so we drove. No charge to park here. This is a huge setting of...More

Thank 1946HappyCamper
Reviewed 17 October 2017

While the Gulf of Georgia Cannery provides perhaps the best view into how the fish experienced the fishing industry, the Britannia Shipyards gives great insight into the people who did the work. Not only do the exhibits at the Shipyards explain the technical aspects of...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Vancouver downtown tourist information center suggested we visit Richmond for the Maritime Festival and we were so glad we did, as it was centered on this site. The Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site is very well set up with interactive displays showing human impacts on...More

Thank Chch_NZ_couple
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is one of Canada's must see historical sites. The building was a cannery for decades then it succcnbed to modern times. The Canadian government converted it to a site where visitors can walk through indivdually or on a guided tour. I recommend the tour....More

Thank utahluke
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

How can you not spend a pleasant hour or two learning about and experiencing the local history. Wooden boats, riverside setting and historical buildings make for a charming site. Easy and delightful waterfront stroll from the heart of historic Steveston.

Thank RobandCheri
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

As part of Maritime Festival we visited museum with many ships accessible to the public. Shipyard had many cool artifacts on display for all visitors to interact with. If you're in the area looking for something to do it would be interesting.

Thank BigDawg1975
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Very informative exhibits. There is a lot of history here and worth spending some time strolling around on the self-guided tour or check in at the information centre and they do offer guided tours - by donation. Some resident buildings are open for viewing as...More

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Lots of buildings, so you can spend as little or as much time as you want. The scenery was beautiful. Just wish they had better information or map of the place. The welcome center was empty when we went, so we were on our own...More

Thank kreeder2
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This really is a hidden gem tucked away on the waterfront. It is free to access and run by volunteers. They have done an excellent job of bringing the seafaring heritage to life.

Thank Colin F
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