Historic sites across Canada are celebrated this July 8 to 23, 2023 during Historic Places Day, presented by the National Trust for Canada. We are invited to take this time to showcase and share the places and stories that are important to us.
Would you like to win $1,000, a VIA Rail travel voucher, or a Parks Canada pass? Enter photos of your favourite Canadian historic places for a chance to win prizes weekly prizes. This contest is open until July 23, 2023, and is presented by the National Trust for Canada during Historic Places Days, to encourage people to visit places and discover stories important to Canada’s rich, complex, and diverse history.
Visit one of our Steveston Heritage Sites, or over 800 other historic places throughout Canada, and take a photo to enter the contest:
- Post your photo on your Instagram or Facebook with #HistoricPlacesDays and #HPDContest2023
- Tag the historic site you visited
- Tag and follow @nationaltrustca
For more information, visit the Historic Places Days contest webpage .
Take your photo at one or all of these Steveston Heritage Sites participating in Historic Places Day:
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
Just a few minutes’ walk from the historic fishing village of Steveston, Britannia Shipyards NHS is an eight-acre National Historic Site and a rare surviving example of a once thriving mixture of canneries, boatyards, and residences. Explore homes and workspaces in buildings over 100 years old and nestled over and beside the beautiful Fraser River. Best selfie spots: Pose in front of the MV Burnaby, recently moved to her new home inside the Britannia Shipyard building.
The centrepiece of the Steveston Tram is Tram Car 1220, a beautifully restored 1912 interurban tram that ran the rails between Steveston, Vancouver and other points around the Lower Mainland for 35 years. Enjoy hands-on exhibits and uncover some of the fascinating stories of the people who travelled and worked on the trams. Best selfie spots: For kids – dress up as a Junior Conductor and pose with Tram Car 1220.
Steveston Museum and Post Office
Steveston Museum and Post Office is situated in the heart of Steveston Village and features spaces that showcase aspects of Steveston’s village history including the Japanese Canadian community, the development of the town site, and a small but beautiful park inspired by British and Japanese settlers. Best selfie spots:
Check out Town Square Park, home of the Steveston Vintage Fair, a garden designed with British and Japanese influences.
Experience rural life in Richmond from 1890 to 1920 with the 1906 Edwardian farmhouse on the stunning four-acre grounds at London Farm . Richmond’s agricultural history is displayed through farm machinery, perennial, herb, and community garden beds, a chicken coop and an apiary. Best selfie spots: Nothing beats the sight of happy chickens running around the farmyard on a sunny afternoon.