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Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

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Neighbourhood: Steveston
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Address: 5180 Westwater Drive (south of Railway Avenue), Richmond, British Columbia V7E 6P3, Canada
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A tour of this old shipyard will acquaint you with the area's rich maritime...

A tour of this old shipyard will acquaint you with the area's rich maritime history.

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Britannia Shipyards

The staff are friendly and helpful. There are many displays telling about the historic shipyard and the restoration process taking place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 July 2016
susan6190
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The staff are friendly and helpful. There are many displays telling about the historic shipyard and the restoration process taking place.

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This national historic site is located past the eastern edge of Steveston Village and the new construction with the concrete promenade. From the corner of Number 1 Road and Bayview Street (by the Starbucks), walk to the promenade and continue on for approximately ¼ mile (400 meters) until you reach the small foot bridge and from here follow the path... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

A friend and I had less than 2 hours to explore Steveston. We chose to spend our available time at this interesting historical site, and we enjoyed the visit. Although, another time I would try to allow a little longer to be able to have enough time to watch all the informative videos and examine exhibits more thoroughly.

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Thank Africabeckons2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Steveston has two excellent big attractions that you must see...one anchors the west side of the village ( the Strait of Georgia cannery museum) and the other anchors the east side of the village ( the Britannia shipyards heritage Boardwalk and buildings ). Both are fantastic to visit...this particular one is free though and worth a visit if time and... More 

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Scottburgh, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Interesting bit of Canadian history lies here under many layers of old and not so old wood. The old homes are really interesting as one gets the perfect idea of how those folks lived and worked in those days. The huge fish canning industry seemed bulletproof at the time and its demise just goes to show that everything in business... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We downloaded the app that the city of Richmond recommended before we got there, but it did't work. The Murakami house and the Chinese Bunkhouse were closed, so we didn't have much to see. It was a disappointing visit. The city should post their notice when the buildings are closed.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I stumbled upon this place totally by accident, but have returned several times since. The Fraser river has a rich history, and there is lots for you to learn.

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Richmond
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

A great place to relax on a warm summer day and walk along the banks of the Fraser River. Turn of the century cannery preserved from the days when Steveston was a major fishing port.

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Edmonton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Original shipyard. Well preserved. Interesting to stroll through early times of early homes and boat house.

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

After a great coffee in Steveston Village walk out on to the dyke path in the easterly direction and take a leisurely 10 minute walk to Britania where you'll experience the lives of the early Japanese and Chinese migrants who laboured in the fish plants and on the boats. Walk in and out of small wooden buildings which housed the... More 

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