Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Richmond, British Columbia
5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond, BC, Canada
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Thurs-Sun 12:00-4:00pm July 1-Sept 6: 7 days a week 12:00-4:00pm

Surrounded by parkland beside the Fraser River, Britannia Shipyards is an authentic representation of a once thriving community of canneries, boat yards, and residences.

Tour the oldest shipyard buildings in British Columbia, 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, Indigenous 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.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Food and Beverages
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access


5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond, BC, Canada
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