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Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

5180 Westwater Drive (south of Railway Avenue), Richmond, British Columbia V7E 6P3, Canada
+1 604-718-8050
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Fascinating Heritage

This really is a hidden gem tucked away on the waterfront. It is free to access and run by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Colin F
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
access Westwater Drive from Railway Avenue or Dyke Road from the East

Plan to spend 2 to 3 hours in and about Britannia Shipyards, there's so much to see and marvel... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Renegade225
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Richmond, 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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  • Average9%
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5180 Westwater Drive (south of Railway Avenue), Richmond, British Columbia V7E 6P3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Plan to spend 2 to 3 hours in and about Britannia Shipyards, there's so much to see and marvel about. My experience is that all the staff are very pleasant and informative.

Thank Renegade225
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We enjoyed walking through some of the shipyard buildings. Some were closed however and we would have liked to see them as well. Loved the workers small houses as they were decorated from their time period. The park is free (It is Canada's anniversary so...More

Thank WeekendWanders52
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Good to visit to see what the waterfront was like in the past. Several buildings. See the boats hanging from the rafters, the wall of various types of ropes - very colourful. Also larger old wooden craft under restoration. There are antique engines and various...More

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very good place to learn about history of Canadian ship yard. Very nolledgeble! Place is fool with historical artifacts.

Thank borismargulis
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Worth a stroll along the boardwalk and check out the well preserved bunk-houses, boat-building sheds and old fishing yachts beside the Fraser River. Not the most appealing historic site, but worth a look if you're in this part of the world.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I asked if dogs were now allowed in restaurants because there were 5 dogs (3 large) in the outdoor patio area and was told "Yes"..........which, is not true and were asked to leave because we asked the question.

Thank annasor99
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This site is an excellent example of what it was like when STEVESTON , BC was the salmon capital of the new world . The buildings are original and the tour guides are well informed . There are no charges . It is amazing to...More

2  Thank Hongmond
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I have always loved the walk along the boardwalk in Steveston. Having Britannia Shipyards is an added bonus. The history here is amazing. There are usually some volunteers who are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable to share information with all. I would highly recommend this as...More

1  Thank Bev C
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Site consists of historic shipyard and a number of restored buildings which housed workers. Lots of displays and old equipment in shipyard. Buildings are restored to show how employees lived, especially the Japanese before they were sent inland in 1942. It is a National Historic...More

Thank Don L
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