Celebrate Richmond’s historical connection with the sea at the 15th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival, a free family event at a National Heritage Site.
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site in Steveston
located at 5180 Westwater Drive
Saturday, July 28: 10am – 6pm
Sunday, July 29: 10am – 6pm
New This Year: Licensed Area
This year, for the first time, the Richmond Maritime Festival will have a licensed area, where guests can relax and enjoy an adult beverage, while still enjoying a view on the performances on the main stage. The licensed area will be open from 11am – 6pm on both days of the festival.
All proceeds from the licensed area go towards the Richmond Firefighters Society which supports a variety of Richmond-based charities including the Richmond Food Bank, Richmond Hospital Foundation, the Make-a-Wish Foundation of BC and more.
Accessible parking is available on Westwater drive, North of Zone 9, in the part of Westwater drive that is closed for the festival.
Please approach on Westwater drive from the East (via Trites Road or Dyke Road). Show the traffic control officers your Accessible Parking Permit and they will direct you.
While most of Britannia Shipyards is accessible, some heritage buildings have doors that may be too narrow for some wider wheelchairs.
Due to the tides the ramps are very steep during the day. Unfortunately wheelchair access is only permitted from 5-6 pm due to safety concerns.
Before 5pm, wheelchairs can access both the Seine Net Loft in Zone 5 and the Shipyard Building in Zone 11 as well as the deck behind both.
Due to steep ramps, strollers are not allowed on the dock. Please park them at the stroller parking before going into the Seine Net Loft.
For your convenience we have Quicklinks ATMs set up in Zone 1 and Zone 9.
Over two days, land lubbers and sea-goers of all ages will enjoy activities that delight one and all. Discover local lore, visit beautiful wooden boats, create works of art, bring your picnic blanket and enjoy the tasty treats. Take in music, painters, potters, roving performers, puppets, story tellers and much more!
The Richmond Maritime Festival celebrates all things waterfront at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. From wooden boats to model boats, water safety to sea creatures, local lore to fishing history, the festival invites visitors to explore a spectacular heritage site with activities and performances for all ages.