The Britannia Heritage Shipyard is an authentic representation of a once thriving community of canneries, boat yards, residences and stores.
City of Richmond staff and dedicated volunteers work together to preserve and restore the shipyard and surrounding buildings as an active wooden boat centre and waterfront park. Tour the oldest shipyard buildings in British Columbia, and observe ongoing boat restoration projects as you experience a bygone time when fishing and boatbuilding were flourishing industries on the Fraser River.
Many of the buildings date back to 1885 and tell the stories of multi-ethnic residents and workers at the Britannia Cannery and Britannia Shipyard: Chinese, European, First Nations and Japanese. This collection of buildings has national value and was designated a National Historic Site in 1992 by the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board.
Self-guiding tours, brochures, interpretive signage and seasonal exhibits always available. The park is wheelchair accessible.
Hours of Operation:
May 1 – September 30: Tues – Sun 10am-6pm
October 1 – April 30: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm