5180 Westwater DrRichmond , BC , V7E 6P3
Phone: 604 238 8050
Richmond Maritime Festival
Ages for which our activities are most appropriate:
The stunning, natural and nautical splendour of the oldest shipyard in British Columbia will come to life with maritime-themed activities. Come and enjoy live music, food trucks, artists, and a display of beautifully restored wooden boats and ships. Located along the Steveston Channel on the south arm of the Fraser River, originally a cannery and then converted to a shipyard, Britannia represents an important era in the historical development of Richmond. Twelve heritage buildings on the site help to tell the many stories of the multi-ethnic residents and fisheries workers at the Britannia Shipyard: Chinese, European, First Nations and Japanese-Canadians. Visitors can also tour many of the historic buildings, several of which have been restored to reflect their original roles in the West Coast fishing industry.