Maritime Festival

JULY 27-28, 2019
At Britannia Shipyards
Richmond, B.C. Canada
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-6pm


Steveston Maritime Modelers

Meet the miniature boats and their builders – this display of handcrafted working models will delight both young and old.

Inside the Seine Net Loft in Zone 5

Lenka's Lace

Lace making at a maritime festival? Did you know that lace making and fishing net making both originated together in historic time – they share many stories and stitches! Come meet world-renowned lace maker Lenka Suchanek and try you hand at this ancient craft.

Find Lenka in the Seine Net Loft in Zone 5


Learn how a traditional coracle (woven, single person water craft) is made from locally grown basket maker’s willow. These vessels are still used still though out the UK and part of Asia today.

See them in action (and join them)  in Zone 3, All Hands On Deck

Richmond Pottery Club

Come meet local potters, watch them ‘throw’ a pot and discover how pottery and clay is connected to our history.

In Zone 3, All Hands On Deck!

Richmond Carvers

The Richmond Carvers is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of woodcarving as a hobby and an art form. Founded in 1988, the Society has grown to over 74 members with skill levels ranging from beginner to internationally acclaimed experts.

Find out more and admire their work in Zone 10, the Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society building

Oyster Bay Boats

Oyster Bay Boats are a composite of western red cedar, Ecopoxy plant based epoxy resin, and fiberglass cloth trimmed with local fir and western maple. This strong, weather-resistant craft shows the beauty of the wood, with low maintenance and less weight than traditional construction. They make cedar strip rowboats as well as double paddle canoes.

Want to see one in person? Head over to the Wooden Boat Row in Zone 13.

Britannia Shipyard Society

The purpose of the Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society (BHSS) is to preserve and promote West Coast maritime heritage with an emphasis on local wooden boat building traditions and the cultural mosaic and living conditions of the people who worked on the Steveston waterfront.

Learn more about our society and becoming a member at their headquarters in Zone 10, the BHSS building, where you will find plenty of activities such as kids boat building as well.

What the Peaches Designs

Jenny Lewis creates vibrant lively ink splatter paintings that capture a moment in time.

In Zone 3, All Hands On deck

David Fukuhara

Mr. Fukuhara has been involved in the ancient craft of Knotwork for over 50 years. It started when he was first sailing in the 1960’s and grew from contemporary sailors knotting onto mastering Turks Head knots and then onto continuous flat rope knot work.

“My inquiry into the historical aspects of knots led me directly to the knot- work of the ancient Celts. They left a record of sophisticated knots in their stone carvings. The influence of their work is evident in many of my designs.”

Admire his work in Zone 3, All Hands On Deck

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