Maritime Festival

AUGUST 12-13, 2017
At Britannia Shipyards
Richmond, BC Canada
Saturday: 11am-8pm & Sunday: 11am-5pm
Presenting Sponsor Presenting Sponsor: Port Metro Vancouver

Britannia Shipyards

The Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site 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 Shipyards: 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.

Normal Hours of Operation:

Oct 1 – April 30: Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 – 5:00 pm

May 1 – Sept 30: Monday – Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Festival Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Media Sponsors

City of Richmond