Programs and Events
Take part in Maritime events, lectures and drop-in programs for all ages at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. Click on the brochure links below to find out what's happening this summer.
To register, call 604-276-4300, visit www.richmond.ca/register, or register in person at Britannia Shipyards.
Winter in the Village
November 20-December 31
Unwrap a full season of festive fun in Steveston Village.
Winter in the Village
Richmond's charming waterfront village is a Christmas destination for locals and visitors who love the magic of the festive holiday season. From decorated historic sites to special events and toe-tapping performances-plus appearances from Santa himself-there's a full menu of free or low-cost family-friendly activities here from the third week of November onwards.
Guided tours of Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site are available for a variety of ages and groups. Discover a working heritage shipyard, a pre-war Japanese home and boatworks, a unique estuary ecosystem and several residential buildings that explore living conditions from 1890 to 1940. If you have any questions or would like to book a tour, call 604-238-8037.
Inside the Britannia Shipyards
Visit a working heritage shipyard, a pre-war Japanese home and boatworks, and several other residential buildings that explore working and living on the waterfront from 1890 to 1940. Registration required. Tours are one hour. $4/person, 12 person minimum, 30 person maximum.
Tour Britannia Shipyards, Richmond Boatbuilders and the Murakami Boatworks and discover the history of boat building and how this maritime tradition has evolved into the shipwright profession known today. Tours are one hour, $4/person, 12 person minimum, 30 person maximum.
Culture Makes Communities
Discover the multicultural life of the people who lived and worked at Britannia Shipyards over 100 years ago through interactive, multi-sensory experiences. Taste First Nations bannock and salmon, drink Japanese tea in the Murakami House, listen to music in an affluent manager’s home and try a dish of fish and rice in the Chinese Bunkhouse. Registration required. Tours are 1.5 hours, $8/adult; $3.50/ child 6-12yrs; under 6 free, 12 person minimum, 30 person maximum.
The Story of Tea
Experience the multicultural life of Britannia residents through tours of buildings and sampling teas from all over the world. Registration required. Tours are one hour, $6/adult; $3.50/child 6-12yrs; under 6 free, 12 person minimum, 30 person maximum.